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The Best Times to Kill Monster Bucks

We all know how sneaky and elusive a wise old buck with extra-thick bases and super-long tines can be during a typical deer season. It’s fair to say that you’re really not dealing with a normal whitetail. This special breed knows how to play the game and will usually disappear...


10 Reasons You Won’t Kill an Early Season Buck

Early season deer hunting offers a prime opportunity to kill a good buck. Honestly, it’s my favorite time of year to target bucks that I’ve worked so hard to scout and pattern. Because once the rut hits, oftentimes, all bets are off. But not everyone takes the early season as...


Hunt Squirrels to Prepare for Deer Hunting Season

When I grew up in Starve Hollow, Indiana, money was scarce. Plain and simple, while most of the boys and men in our area enjoyed squirrel hunting, putting food on the table was the primary reason for hunting. And the best way to bring home the chow was by using...


7 Tips for Early Season Deer Hunting

Deer hunting is a tough endeavor. But it isn't impossible to kill big deer . Here's a few tips on how to take down a mature buck this fall. Before the Hunt Stretch Out Your Practice Many preseason bowhunters stick with distances up to and including what they deem as...


How a Quadriplegic Bowhunter Kills Big Bucks

The year was 1993, his first season back in the woods after a car accident in 1991 changed his life. Turning his chair horizontally to make a level shot on the buck’s vitals was going to be a bit of a gamble. "The chair isn't that fast,” said George as...


Dog Treats from the Gut Pile

If this article title piqued your hunter’s curiosity, you likely have a fur buddy or two and are the adventurous, frugal, self-reliant type. After all, a recipe for deer liver brownies isn’t going to make many humans mouth water, but the digestive delight wild game snacks trigger in man’s best...


How to Blood Trail a Deer

Blood-trailing game is a blend of art and simple technique. As in most bowhunting endeavors, it’s often a sequence of things that eventually leads you to success. With that in mind, here are the secrets I’ve discovered through two-plus decades of bowhunting and blood-trailing dozens and dozens of critters. Taking...


The Best Week for Deer Hunting

If you’re anything like me, time seems to always be in short supply. With a full-time job, a family and everything in-between, finding time to spend in the whitetail woods each fall can be a challenge. But when that week finally arrives — a whole seven days — our intention...


Deer Hunting for Whitetails in the West

My heart pounded and my breathing deepened as I made my way up the steep grade toward my evening stand. By the way things were shaping up, my afternoon perch looked to be a prime location for an early season mountain whitetail hunt. The thick gray ceiling had lowered temps...


Deer Hunting in the Black Hills of Wyoming

I was set up in a saddle the deer were using as a travel corridor. Behind me some 400 yards was a lush alfalfa field that encompassed the large valley floor, and in front of me was a bench leading to a bedding area. Although there were a couple of...


How to Scout for Deer in the Northeast

I've found that scouting, no matter how much I disliked it in the past, is now not only necessary but crucial to success. That's why I think it is so important to go beyond the basics, into what I affectionately term as, " Scouting 201 ." This is scouting beyond...


Kill an Early Season Stud in 5 Days

A wave of wind ripples through the green soybean field. The beginning of deer season is right behind it. You want to kill a buck right out of the gate. Here’s how to do it. Hold for the Right Weather Weather is very important. Good weather is a must-have. A...


5 Treestand Tasks to Do for Deer Season

Sure, there is a lot to do before opening day. And it's just around the corner. So best get to it before it's too late. After all, preparation leads to success. Mix Your Treestands Hunters who use more than one treestand might consider having a variety of types to fit...


5 Preseason Jobs for Deer Hunters

Deer hunting is all about preparation. Everything you do leading up to the hunt sets the tone for the hunt itself. Do these five things between now and opening day. Relearn the Area You’ll Hunt This year has been one of weather extremes in much of the nation. While some...


Deer Hunting with a Recurve

The first bow that I ever owned was a recurve that my dad bought me when I was a kid. I knew that the Indians had shot recurves, and I thought that was pretty cool. It’s a very traditional form of archery requiring instinctive shooting, much like throwing a baseball...


Top 10 Pope & Young Deer Hunting States

A lot of deer hunters dream of killing a Boone & Crockett white-tailed buck . But the odds are against that dream coming true for ordinary folks like you and me. Those of us who hunt DIY style are at a disadvantage for killing top-end bucks. I’m not saying it’s...


Deer Scouting 101

Summer may just be in its halftime, but now is the time you should be starting your fall scouting for whitetails . A lot is happening in the deer woods that you should be checking up on. First and foremost, the deer are easy to spot now. Even in heavy...


How to Deer Hunt Around Early Season Food Sources

Rory Cowles rushed home from work, changed his clothes, and headed out to his early season hotspot. After parking, Cowles noiselessly slipped along the edge of a long ridgetop. A deer bedding site was to his west and on top of the hill stood several tall, straight white oak trees...


Predators Are Decimating Mule Deer Herds

The very mention of mule deer conjures up wild, western and romantic images of hunting some of the most untamed and unforgiving terrain this country has to offer. The hallowed grounds of Utah’s Henry Mountains, Colorado’s Gunnison Basin, Wyoming’s Grey and Salt River drainages, Idaho’s Bennett Hills, New Mexico’s Rio...


Top 5 Booner Mule Deer Hunting States Since 2010

Mule deer are one of America’s most treasured resources. They’re the icon of the west and certainly a loved big-game animal. At the end of the day, chasing big mule deer is a lot of fun. So we’ve compiled the most recent data to show you, our loyal readers, where...


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