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Deer Season from Behind the Camera Lens

The 2010 deer season is one I won’t forget. Even though I barely got time to pick up a bow or gun myself that year, I had one of my best seasons ever. I shot photo assignments for clients all across whitetail country, from Montana to Pennsylvania to Kansas. Here’s...


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Deer Hunting: Monster Buck Reflections

Check out this great collection of giant buck photos taken at the water’s edge.


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8 Rut Hunting Tips from the Pros

The rut is a crazy time in the whitetail world. It’s a fleeting moment of all-out craziness where bucks that normally don’t venture far from their lairs in daylight, are no longer afraid of the sun. But while the bucks are more careless during this time, they’re still hard to...


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The Rut: Inside the Mind of a Rutting Buck

As summer winds down, daylight hours shorten. This triggers biological and behavioral changes in bucks. Testosterone levels rise. Velvet antlered bachelor groups of summer harden off. Freshly peeled and hard antlered, they begin the transition from seemingly cordial alliances with brotherly sparring to bucks with one purpose — to mate...


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Things to Know About a Deer’s Sense of Smell

Why and how a whitetail is able to smell so well has intrigued man for centuries. So much so that today an entire industry has emerged offering an array of products designed to either overcome a deer’s ability to smell or take advantage of it. As good as some of...


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Details of the Deer Hunt

You are getting ready for deer season, right? These 16 deer hunting photos should help with your motivation.


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How to Do Your Own European Mount

European or skull mounts have a classic look that is durable, rugged and will last a lifetime. They take up less space and can be finished in a matter of days. A shoulder mount from a taxidermist can take months to reach your wall. A taxidermist may charge as much...


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Giant Record Bucks: Stickers, Kickers and Mass

Like great photos of record-book bucks? Then here are 10 really good reasons to take a coffee break.


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The 7 Sins of Deer Hunting with a Gun

I’ll readily admit that I am a passionate bowhunter. I love to bowhunt whitetails. It’s what keeps me up at night and daydreaming while the sun is shining. I love it. That said, I was a gun hunter first. There’s just something about the smell of freshly burned gun powder...


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10 Gun Hunting Tips from a Certified Police Sniper

Each year, millions of hunters take to the woods, rifle in hand, after whitetails and many other game animals. Hunters owe it to themselves and their quarry to take every step possible to ensure clean, accurate shots. Here are 10 tips to help you do that this season.


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November: A Month for Bowhunting

Bowhunting the whitetail rut is an exciting game of close calls, long hours in the stand and, occasionally, glorious success


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The Whitetail Lock Down Is Real

The rut is a crazy time during the deer season. And a lot happens during the madness that makes up the whitetail breeding season. And perhaps the most challenging period during it all is the lock-down phase. Here's what you need to know about it.


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Big Bucks At Point-Blank Range

Big buck photos taken so close, you can almost smell the acorns on their breath.


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20 Things to Know About Deer Body Language and Behavior

As a prey species, deer communicate through vocalization, body language and scent. A deer uses its whole body — ears, eyes, nose, hair and tail. Whether used singly or in combination, they serve to warn other deer of potential danger, identify family members, convey family relationships, help find mates and...


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November’s Magic: Hunting the Whitetail Rut

To researchers, the word “rut” usually means the actual breeding period. But most hunters think it means that much and more, namely the time bucks are going bonkers while rubbing, scraping, chasing and fighting. Here’s a brief look into that magical world of November.


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The Deer Processor

Grega Custom Meats, located in Fruitport, Michigan, has been owned and operated by Bert Grega for years. Grega, currently 82 years old, began processing meat at the age of 14. Grega and his staff of family members, process between 800-1,000 white-tailed deer each year. Grega's biggest pet peeve? When it...


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Photo Gallery: From Buttons to Booner

( Editor's Note: This Retro Realtree photo gallery was originally published in October of 2013.) The process of getting a whitetail from the button buck stage to the Boone and Crockett category is a mystical journey that includes a complex assortment of variables. It takes four basic ingredients to produce...


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3 Dynamite Decoy Setups for Deer Hunting

The use of a deer decoy has been both applauded and maligned for many years. For every hunter who has had success using a decoy, there is another who had a bad experience and who will never take one hunting again. I can say that I have been on both...


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10 Whitetail Experts Share Their Favorite Day of the Rut

The whitetail rut is a magical time to be in the woods. I reached out to 10 whitetail connoisseurs who have a track record for killing big bucks to see what their favorite deer day is – and the responses were surprising. The most compelling find was the wide range...


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Deer Hunting: A Boy and His Buck

Even the best photos can't fully duplicate the feeling of a young man shooting his first buck. But these come pretty close.


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