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All About Deer Antlers

A friend of mine watched a buck for several years that had only three legs. Its right antler always had a “T” shape at its end, and the deer had a small rack. My friend finally shot The T-Handle Buck when it was 6 1/2 years old. It wouldn’t have...


How to Kill Big Bucks on Small Properties

Even though Tes Jolly of Tuskegee, Ala., posted the comment, “Gonna buy a lottery ticket!” on her Facebook page after downing her third impressive buck of the season on her farm, she knew she owed her success to more than just luck. She chalked up her achievement to intensive land...


Are Mule Deer Getting the Boot from Whitetails?

By: Realtree Staff “Go West” was 19th century publisher Horace Greeley’s advice, and now, more than a century later, it appears North America’s whitetails may be heeding that same advice. The prolific and adaptable species is expanding into areas once the primary domain of the mule deer . And where...


7 Factors When Deer Hunting New Properties

I love the challenge of a do-it-yourself roadtrip for whitetails. I suppose that’s why I have been on about two dozen of them in the last 15 years. I have had some exciting successes and some crushing failures during these hunts, but I have learned from each one of them...


Scouting for Deer with Topo Maps

Speed scouting with maps can quickly put you on big bucks. It works. You just have to know how to get the job done. Why Speed Scout? Whether you’ve been drawn for a special hunt in an unfamiliar area, are hunting out of state or are just hunting a new...


How to Save More Fawns

A newborn fawn lies curled in the tall grass. It doesn’t move, driven by instinct and natural behavior to remain motionless. Its mother, a wary doe, feeds in the meadow a couple hundred yards away. Seconds later, a pair of cunning coyotes stalk through the grass, knowing what time of...


5 Deer Hunters Who Tick Everyone Off

Deer hunters, as a whole, are some of the finest people you’ll ever meet. They are passionate about the game they pursue and truly care about the natural resources that support their outdoor endeavors. When deer hunters get together, whether they’ve known each other 10 years or 10 minutes, good...


10 Ways to Prevent Treestand Theft

Treestand theft is a serious issue. Thousands of deer hunters are affected by it every season. Sadly, no matter what you do, the risk is still there. But there are tips you can implement to reduce the likelihood of someone lifting the stands you used your hard-earned cash on. Here...


3 Things You Should Do After Deer Season

The finality of the closure of deer season can bring varied emotions upon bowhunters and gun hunters, including me. For those who have had a wildly successful season, it may not bring much of a negative reaction. For others who were not as successful, or who didn’t tag a deer...


10 Tips for Getting Permission to Deer Hunt

Each season it becomes harder to gain access to private land deer hunting . If you are not a landowner or blessed with family members and friends who are; you are at a serious disadvantage on finding prime real estate. With the intense competition between hunters; it is ever increasingly...


10 Reasons Why You Aren't Finding More Shed Antlers

Shed Envy. It’s a common condition felt this time of year by avid whitetail hunters across the country and it has the potential to reduce productivity at work, spoil appetites and ruin an otherwise good day. The cause? A lack of shed-hunting success, followed by frequent viewings of the monster...


10 Bowhunting Tips from Tyler Jordan

Want to be a better bowhunter? Follow these 10 tips. 1. Be Patient As I’ve grown older, this has become the most valuable piece of advice I could tell any hunter. I used to get antsy and want to call my hunt early every day if I hadn’t seen deer...


7 Post Season Scouting Tips for Trophy Deer Hunting

The hunt for big whitetails is never over. Hunting trophy whitetails is an endless journey that never truly ends. It’s all a part of the experience. And for the practical hunter, the work put in will equal the reward that comes out. Now is the time to put in that...


10 Aggressive Deer Hunting Tactics for Late-Season Whitetails

Are you a diehard deer hunter? Still have a whitetail tag in your pocket with a few days of season left on the calendar? If that’s you, and you still have the mustard to get out and brave the cold, here are 10 aggressive deer hunting tactics for those last-minute,...


7 Questions You Should Ask About Doe Management

Doe management is a major part of deer hunting. The world we live in is much different than it was 30, 20, even 10 years ago. And as coyotes and other predators continue to become an ever-increasing factor, analyzing doe harvests will become even more important. That’s why we teamed...


5 Differences Between the Northern and Southern Whitetail Ruts

The rut is a magical time to be in the woods. Bucks are running around like teenage boys. Deer activity is rising. Tags are being filled. North or South, it’s a grand time to be a deer hunter. But what really are the differences between the northern and southern ruts?...


5 Tips for Killing a Rutting Buck in the South

A lot of deer hunters say deer hunting the rut in the South is completely different than hunting in the North. While some aspects of that are true (timing of the rut, length of the rut, etc.), the fundamentals of rut hunting remain the same. Here are five tips that...


5 Places to Find Giant Late-Season Bucks

It’s the late season. It’s cold. Friggin’ cold. But you’ve still got a tag in your pocket. And I do, too. I’ve had a pretty darn good season. I killed a very nice Kentucky droptine buck early on during archery season. Since then, I’ve been a part of some great...


How to Deer Hunt in January

There’s a lot of constant change in the deer woods from September to December. That said, things don’t change much throughout the final month of deer season. In fact, my game plan changes very little from week to week in January. Sadly, deer season is winding down. But as this...


The Right Archery Setup for Blacktail Hunting

Big mature blacktails are wise, cunning and very wary animals. They are definitely a trophy for any serious bowhunter who is up for a real challenge. Sometimes we return from a hunt with an unpunched tag, but sometimes we return and rejoice in success with memories that will last a...


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