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  • How to Find Deer Hunting Truth in a Rut Full of Opinion

    Every season, whitetail enthusiasts engage one another and debate the hottest topics in all of deer hunting. Who can blame them? I can’t. I’m one of them. It’s these very questions a hunter must ask in order to be successful and consistently shoot mature bucks. Due to all of this...

  • How to Lease Your Property and Hunt It Too

    You may have bought your hunting land or log cabin for recreational purposes, but are you overlooking some easy ways to generate extra cash flow? Leasing your property might well be the answer. Hunters, anglers, seasonal vacationers, and even ranchers often pay handsome fees to access a property for a...

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Realtree Camo Vehicle Wrap

It’s true that hunters, sportsmen, photographers and others who love being in the field usually prefer to blend in. After all, it’s a lot easier to sneak around undetected when you closely resemble the forest or brush you happen to be in. But who wants their ride to blend in?...


How to Create Big Buck Travel Corridors

Deer usually follow the path of least resistance when working their way through thick cover, and many hunters often shy away from thick cover. This combination practically screams "hot spot" for ambushing a buck. One way to take advantage of this trend is to make your own deer trails through...


How to Spot More Black Bears with Your Optics

“I can guarantee that you will see a bear,” said Vern Hylsted, our Saskatchewan bear hunting outfitter. And indeed my wife, Reuth, and I did see bears. Many bears. In fact, some of those bears came well within rifle range, and few came well within biting range. That’s the real...


Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Wheat

Wheat is good. This cool-season cereal grain is highly digestible, has 18 to 20 percent protein and holds a lot of nutritional value. Furthermore, it can commonly produce up to 6,500 pounds of forage per acre during the hunting season. But wheat has a bad side. It doesn’t provide as...


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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.


How to Broadhead Tune a Bow

There are few things more important before opening day of archery season than broadhead tuning. It doesn’t matter if you’re hunting turkeys on the back 40 or chasing some type of exotic sheep in a far off land. All the preparation in the world is useless if you can’t hit...


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DIY Archery Emergency Kit

It doesn’t matter if you’re hunting 10 minutes from home or 10 miles from the trailhead. If you spend enough time in the field as a bowhunter you’ll encounter an equipment issue. Having these basic archery tools and accessories at the ready can spell the difference between success and a...


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5 Ways to Improve Spot and Stalk Bowhunting Success

Spot and stalk hunting with archery tackle is challenging, sometimes frustrating, and a whole lot of fun. I’ve found that nothing gets my adrenaline flowing like sneaking into bow range of unsuspecting game. This method of hunting will test your skills and patience. But when success is realized there is...


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The Craziest Bow Shoot on Earth

Want to up the ante on your summer archery practice? Head to Utah for The Bird, where 50 yards is close and 100 is routine — all on a snow-capped mountain. Editor's note : This was originally published in 2010. Click here for more bowhunting articles, galleries and videos. Follow us on Facebook .


How to Introduce Someone to Deer Hunting

Deer hunting has a rich heritage. Those same hunting traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation are woven into the very fabric of who we are as outdoorsmen and women. And we must always remember to turn around and pass it on down. And in honor of...


How to Get Permission to Hunt Private Land

One common complaint by those who hunt less or even quit is the lack of hunting access. Truth is, you might have to work for it these days. Stay humble, put in the effort and you might find new hunting ground where you can hunt small game (and other wild...


Picking Your Puppy: Traits to Look for in Your Next Hunting Dog

You wouldn’t walk into a sporting goods store and purchase the first shotgun you saw without doing some background research first, so why then would you skip that step when selecting a puppy that you’ll be hunting with for the next 10 to 12 years? Many hunters make that mistake...


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