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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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10 Reasons You Suck at Shed Hunting

Throw an antler over your shoulder in the middle of a brush-covered forest and see how long it takes you to find it. Go on. Give it a good chuck. Then set that timer. You might get lucky and spot it right away. Or you might not (even with the...


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What Deer Eat: A Seasonal Guide to Nutrition

As hunters across the country monitor the progress of the local crops, their spring-planted food plots and prep for fall plantings, we thought we'd shed some light on just what it is that deer need all year long. Food, cover, water. The three basic building blocks of a healthy whitetail...


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SHOT Show: New Deer Hunting Clothes for 2018

Are you in need of new hunting clothing for the 2018-19 season? If so, we’ve compiled some of the latest and greatest that was on the floor at the recent SHOT Show event in Las Vegas. Check out the hot new gear.


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SHOT Show: Comfortable Hunting Boots for 2018

Quality footwear keeps our feet warm, dry and protected from the elements. Having subpar boots can make hunting in challenging terrain and conditions much more difficult to overcome. It sounds superficial. But it’s true. Your feet are the most important part of the body to keep warm and dry. Treat...


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SHOT Show: Warm Beanies and Gloves for 2018

Two of the most important factors for staying warm in the field are to protect your head and hands from the elements. Most of the heat that escapes from your body does so through your head. Prevent this from happening with a new beanie. It’s also important to keep your...


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