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5 Reasons Bucks Have Antler Growth Deformities

I barely noticed the buck’s limp as it walked toward my treestand at a pace steady and quick enough that if I didn’t grunt him to a stop, I might have missed my chance. But I did notice one side of his rack seemed a little “off.” I was already...


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The Science Behind Antler Growing and Velvet Shedding

Antlers are captivating. They’re incredible. And millions of hunters flock to the woods each fall in search of bucks with big ones. Ever wondered what all factors in to grow all that bone in just a few short months? Read on to find out.


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Whitetails: The Boys of Fall

Deer season is right around the corner. And for some hunters, such as select South Carolina whitetail enthusiasts, it’s already here. Where did summer go? It feels like it only begun and now it’s on its way out the door. And I’m perfectly fine with that because that means we’re...


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10 States You Must Deer Hunt Before You Die

Some hunters are perfectly fine hunting their own states each fall. And that’s okay. In fact, my home state of Kentucky is where I enjoy deer hunting the most. However, like many other sportsmen, I have a drive to see new places and to chase the whitetails that reside there...


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12 Top Deer Hunting Muzzleloaders for 2017

Muzzleloaders are more popular than ever. Deer hunters are using them all across the country. And states that haven’t previously had lengthy muzzleloader seasons are becoming more open to them. While today’s muzzleloader is far more advanced than older models from decades and even centuries ago, they’re still more difficult...


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5 Great Small Caliber Deer Hunting Rifles for 2017

It seems these days that everyone is all about the big guns. Everybody wants to pack a cannon to the deer woods. However, it isn’t necessary. And most smaller calibers (where legal) are plenty capable of getting the job done on deer-sized game. New Winchester Deer Season XP 64-Grain Bullet...


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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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12 Reasons You’ll Suck at Deer Hunting This Season

I’m going to start this off by saying that I’m not a great deer hunter . In reality, I’m probably an average one. But I am confident in my abilities to find, target and kill mature deer because I pay heed to all the little things. The details. All of...


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10 Ways to Identify Different Deer

No two whitetails look the same, body or antlers. One of the greatest things that’s come from the invention of the trail camera is the ability to better identify different deer. This has led to better management decisions across the country by helping hunters to quickly recognize and identify specific...


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7 Reasons Summer Scouting for Deer Is Necessary

I’ve heard a lot of people say that that summer scouting for deer is useless. I say that’s hogwash. We opened this dialogue a couple of weeks ago by asking the question of whether or not summer scouting is beneficial. We believe that it is. And here we build on...


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John Hafner’s Tips for Great iPhone Hunting Photos

As a full-time freelance outdoor photographer, I rarely put down my camera. But every once in awhile I get to trade it for a rifle or shotgun and get to work. It can be difficult to pack photo and hunting gear on the same trip, so lately I've relied on...


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10 Off-Season Deer Hunting Tips from Heartland Bowhunter

Editor's note: No. We can’t hunt deer right now. And dang it if it ain’t three or four months until deer season. But there’s still plenty to be done between now and then. The Heartland Bowhunter guys understand that. They get it. Maybe that’s why they kill a lot of...


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5 Characteristics of a Bullet-Proof Deer Stand Location

Quality treestand setups can make or break a deer hunt. They can determine whether or not it’s the hunter or whitetail that gets the last laugh. And now is the time to make sure it’s you who does. Work hard now. Find success later. Effort, meet satisfaction.


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10 Ways to Increase Your Effective Kill Range

As bowhunters , we’re constantly working to hone our craft. And when we aren’t, we should be. It’s easy to let it slide. Busy lives often make archers who practice an endangered species. Nonetheless, it’s important we try to get better. Other people might not have that problem. Maybe they...


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7 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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10 Ways to Improve Your Favorite Treestand

The off-season is the best time to get treestand work done. Why? Because of pressure. Hang most of your treestands now and you don’t have to worry about the pressure it puts on deer. Wait until late summer or early fall and that’s a whole different ball game. But regardless...


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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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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 Myths About White-Tailed Deer Fawns

There is still a lot of mystery left in the world of deer and deer hunting. Plenty of questions go unanswered. Many problems remain unsolved. But the great thinkers and researchers of our time (and those who came before) have unearthed a lot of information about the white-tailed deer. Some...


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15 Realtree Monster Bucks from Last Deer Season

Big bucks are a dream for a lot of hunters. Few get the opportunity to kill bucks this big. That’s what makes these monarchs so special and intriguing to look at. Have you ever killed deer as big as these? Let us know in the comments if you have. Bonus...


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