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Secrets to Killing a Record-Class Whitetail Deer

First and foremost, it’s important to clarify that it’s no easier or harder to kill a 195-inch 5-year-old buck than a 120-inch 5-year-old. Antler size doesn’t directly affect behavior in whitetails. (It can indirectly, because they attract attention. But more on that later.) As for killing these mega-giants, it takes...


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15 of the Best Educational Tools for New and Experienced Deer Hunters

Deer hunting is a big world. And there's still much to learn for both new and experienced hunters. These 15 deer hunting interactive guides will do just that.


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15 Best States for DIY Deer Hunting in 2018

Are you the type deer hunter who enjoys hunting a new place every now and then? Have enough drive to do the occasional out-of-state hunt? Whether this is your first non-resident DIY hunt, or you’re 100th, we’ve got the ranking system that helps find the right place for you. Derived...


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18 Trees Whitetails Need and How to Identify Them

When it comes to forage, deer need a variety. There’s not one tree that can provide full-year or even full-season food. That’s why you need an abundance of tree species in a given area to provide adequate food for whitetails. Some trees deer love for their mast crop. While other...


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8 Trees Not to Plant for Deer

Some trees are great for wildlife. Others aren’t. If you’re planning to plant some for deer, there are some species you most certainly want to stay away from. These are eight of those trees. And if you find these in the wild — cut them and plant a suitable replacement...


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5 Deadly Diseases That Deer Get

Whitetails are tough critters. They’re faced with numerous threats. Predators and disease being two of the most prominent. Some diseases are new. Some are almost as old as time itself. So let’s dive in and look at five of the most common diseases that continue to plague white-tailed deer today.


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5 Ways Your Hunting Property Can Pay for Itself

Owning land to hunt on. It’s the American hunter's dream. And sadly, it’s common belief that dream is out of reach. It isn’t. It can be achieved. And with the help of our good friends from Whitetail Properties , we’re here to tell you how and why.


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How to Defend Yourself in the Outdoors

Hunters often take it for granted that they’re out there with a 12 gauge or .30-06. Who’s going to get them when they’re armed like that? Probably no one. But it never hurts to be prepared. And it never hurts to remember that it’s not always who could bother you,...


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The 6 World Record Mule Deer By Subspecies

Mule deer are loved by many, but hunted by few when compared to the more popular whitetail deer. But the western cousin still draws a lot of hunters to the woods each season. And between the three subspecies, their kind has a modern cult following that herald them above all...


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Old Bucks: What Makes a Buck Mature?

Even though all whitetail bucks have much in common, just as there are things that separate men from boys, there are characteristics that make mature bucks different from younger bucks. What follows are five things I’ve learned about mature bucks.


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10 Ways to Create Better Bedding Cover for Deer

Deer populations rise and fall. That’s part of the natural cycle of life. But today, it seems we’re on the downtrend throughout much of the country. Is that a bad thing? Yes, and no. In some areas, populations have tanked. In others, they’re increasing. So specific situations will vary from...


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8 Great Camo Patterns for Deer Hunting This Season

It’s that time of year again. We’re going through withdrawals because, for most, turkey season is practically over for another year and deer season is still four or five months away. Hunters are looking at gear. Buying it when their spouses will let them. ( Check out these awesome deals...


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The Secret to Big Bucks: Age

The white-tailed deer has enabled me to have an incredible career. I’ve hunted and photographed them from Maine to Alberta to Texas. As good as this has been, the highlight of my career has come from raising whitetails to study their behavior and nutritional needs, and being able to photographing...


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10 Ways Deer Hunters Beat Cabin Fever

It happens every year. Deer season comes to an end. And deer hunters are left with little to keep them preoccupied. It’s true, deer season won’t open until August, September, or October (depending on location). But there are some things we backstrap-eating people can do. In fact, there are at...


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VIP Access: Inside a Buck Commander Deer Hunting Camp

Whitetails. Campfires. Steaks. Testosterone. More steaks. More testosterone. All of these are descriptors of a Buck Commander deer camp. Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to see these guys in action? Wonder no more, my friends. Wonder no more. Click through this gallery and enjoy this virtual tour...


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5 Things True Deer Hunters Are Doing Right Now

I pride myself in that I help the whitetails I hunt. Although there isn’t anything wrong with just walking out into the woods and killing a deer, I prefer to give back to the animals that give so much to me. Because of that, I opt to improve their habitat...


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The Top 7 Threats to Deer Hunting

Deer hunting is my absolute favorite pastime in the world. There is no greater thrill than chasing whitetails. It’s fun . It gets in your blood. And it stays there. Sadly, there are a lot of things that threaten our way of life. Deer hunting faces more opposition and challenges...


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A Story of a First Bow Kill

Editor's Note: Stephanie Mallory, who pens the renowned Realblog , tells her story. Do you remember your first bow kill? I know I'll never forget mine. My recent Texas bowhunt with Yamaha Outdoors and Wade Middleton of Whitetail Diaries was filled with both frustration and elation. I blundered, fumbled and...


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10 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying Hunting Land

Land. It’s the one common denominator between all hunters. You can’t hunt without access to it. One surefire way to have access — buy some land. I’ve always wanted to buy land, but haven't — yet. I’m currently in the process of studying up on what I need to know...


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Realtree Camo Babies

Welcome to the most adorable Realtree photo gallery we've ever published. Even the toughest of hunters won't be able to keep from oohing and ahhing over these cuddly camo-clad cuties. We received numerous reader submissions for this Realtree Camo Baby photo essay, and while all of the babies pictured were...


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