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

By author of Brow Tines and Backstrap

These Educational Tools Are Some of the Most Informative in the World

How to Age Bucks on the Hoof

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1 | How to Age Bucks on the Hoof

Are you trying to manage for mature bucks? Wanting to learn how to age bucks on the hoof so you can make a more informed harvest decision this fall? Check out this interactive guide. It explains tips and tricks for determining what age class a given buck belongs to.

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Score Your Rack

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2 | Score Your Rack

Have a deer you want to score? Not exactly sure how to do it? This interactive program will help score your rack for you. 

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4-Step Deer Butchering

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3 | 4-Step Deer Butchering

Deer processing is an art as much as it’s a skill. And it’s important to process deer meat correctly or risk tainted or bad-flavored venison. This interactive guide will help prevent both of those things and leave you with succulent wild game for the dinner table.

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You Shot a Deer. Here

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4 | You Shot a Deer. Here's How to Find It.

Did you just shoot a buck of a lifetime? Know where the arrow hit but not sure what vitals were struck? This shot placement interactive guide sheds light on what arrows look like with certain hits, what type of blood trail to expect, how long to wait before trailing, and much more.

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What Kind of Deer Hunter Are You?

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5 | What Kind of Deer Hunter Are You?

Deer hunting is many different things to many different people. While venison, adventure and camaraderie are common ties, there's still much more to consider. Whether you’re a good ol’ fashioned stump sitter, or a bona fide trophy hunter, let this satirical piece help find your way.

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The ATV Guide for Deer Hunters

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6 | The ATV Guide for Deer Hunters

Are you really a deer hunter if you don’t have an ATV? Well, sure you are. Maybe you’re even more hard-core without the help of one. Nonetheless, it doesn’t hurt to make things easier on yourself. This guide will help outfit whatever ride you take into the woods.

Learn More: The ATV Guide for Deer Hunters

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Antler Nation

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7 | Antler Nation

Need information on the current state of the deer herd? Want help planning an out-of-state hunting trip? This resource sheds light on season dates, license costs, trophy buck potential, little-known knowledge about specific locations, etc.

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Rut Report

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8 | Rut Report

Want real-time information for your area on the rut? Get the latest information for your state from our rut reporters. They're in the trenches gathering the intel you need to plan your next rut hunt.

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Rack Reports

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9 | Rack Reports

Love reading stories about monster bucks? Want to know where the big ones are falling? This resource keeps you up to date on where the biggest bucks are being taken. Who knows, there might even be some deer near you.

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Kinetic Energy Calculator

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10 | Kinetic Energy Calculator

Bowhunters are serious about their gear. In fact, most guys and gals who go afield with stick and string are some of the most tech-focused hunters in the woods. If you fall into that category, this is the interactive program for you.

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The Broadhead Selector

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11 | The Broadhead Selector

Mechanical or fixed-blade. Three-blade or four-blade. Front-deploying or rear-deploying. 100- or 125-grain. This is the world of broadheads. If you’re undecided on what style broadhead you should use, this might help solve that riddle for you.

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The Perfect Deer Hunting Property

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12 | The Perfect Deer Hunting Property

A deer hunting property is only as good as its huntability. A property can have a lot of deer — even big deer — but it won’t help you fill a tag if the property is difficult to hunt without spooking deer. This interactive guide highlights the food, water and cover deer need. It also explains how best to design a property for the most effective hunting.

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Realtree

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13 | Realtree's Camo Selector Guide

Camo has revolutionized the hunting industry. Whether you hunt in the Deep South, Midwest, Northeast or some other place with sticks, twigs, leaves and grass, camo will keep you concealed. This interactive guide helps you choose the right pattern based on where you’re hunting and the terrain you’ll find yourself in.

Learn More: Realtree's Camo Selector Guide

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Fish and Game Forecaster

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14 | Fish and Game Forecaster

The Fish and Game Forecaster has long been a predictor of peak movement times for . . . well . . . fish and game. If you subscribe to its accuracy, keep tabs on peak feeding times for whitetails and plan your hunt accordingly.

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How to Deer Hunt

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15 | How to Deer Hunt

Deer hunting can be as simple or complicated as you want it to be. But for the serious deer hunter, there’s much to consider and learn. This long-form interactive post has the potential to teach both the new and experienced hunter a few tips and tricks.

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Editor's Note: This was originally published July 18, 2018.

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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.