Big Game

  • 12 Reasons Some Hunters Kill Big Deer But Others Don't

    Some guys and gals seem to always kill big deer. Other hunters rarely do if ever. So what’s their secret? Well, it isn’t just one thing. But those who frequently kill big deer have certain things in common. These 12 things are some of those.

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    How to Plant a Micro Kill Plot for Deer

    Deer are intelligent. But not in the way we often think they are. They aren’t cognitively able to reason through something. They don’t see a broadhead or arrow lying on the ground and think, “Oh, a hunter’s been here.” Instead, they’re purely reactive flight animals. They see, hear or smell...

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13 Mistakes Rookie Deer Hunters Make

Deer hunting is a never-ending journey. If you do it and do it right, you should never stop learning. We can know a lot about the white-tailed deer due to the extensive research biologists are conducting. We can perfect approaches and tactics by observing whitetail behavior and implementing said tactics...


7 Different Deer Taxidermy Options and Their Costs

Taxidermy has a rich history in North America. It’s been part of our deer hunting heritage for hundreds of years. Many people have had deer hanging on their walls for generations. See, deer mounts aren't just trophies as some people falsely believe. They’re preserved memories. They’re something to spark thoughts...


11 Deer Hunting Mistakes Even Experienced Hunters Make

Sometimes deer hunting seems like a simple thing. But most of the time our better judgment reminds us that there’s truly nothing simple about it. Whitetails are complex critters that take decades to understand. And while biologists and researchers have dispelled many myths and made huge strides, we’ve only begun...


The Best Setup for Bowhunting Elk

For me, the annual highlight of archery elk edges out the November whitetail rut for sheer bowhunting enthusiasm. There's something about elk. They're big and wear a lot of bone, but there's more to it than this; a gregarious nature, majestic terrain and the proactive hunting style (no sitting for...


Hunting Chamois In Spain

Hunters from around the globe travel to Spain each year for a hunting trip of a lifetime. There are many incredible animals roaming the Spanish plains. Many international hunters visit Spain on the hunt for the ‘king of the mountains’, the ibex. But, if you want to experience a truly...


Maryland Turkey Hunters Set a Record This Spring

Maryland rarely comes up in conversations about turkey hunting, but hunters there set a record for the state this past spring season. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) has announced that hunters reported taking a record 4,175 wild turkeys during the 2017 regular spring and junior hunt turkey seasons...


5 Reasons Why You Should Hunt Wild Pigs

I've been on many a spring turkey trip in places such as Florida, Texas and even California when a pig hunt broke out. Why? Read on . . . 1. Property Damage Control Pre-hunt discussions by friends, outfitters, ranch owners and others often conclude with statements such as: "And kill...


5 Mature Buck Personalities We Hate

Every deer is unique. They have different facial characteristics, body size and antler structure. Most importantly, they have different personalities. That’s what makes every deer hunt different. Some bucks have personalities that make them easier to kill. Some are harder. Below are five of the latter.


The Best Broadhead and Arrow to Make Your Bow An All-Game Rig

By: Patrick Meitin Just for fun let's pretend you've won a cosmic lottery allowing you to shoot a wide variety of game this coming season, all expenses paid, including the combination of arrows and broadheads best suited to each big-game animal. The only stipulation is you must use a single...


Realtree Video: How to Hunt Squirrels in the Spring

Squirrel hunting is full of tradition. Depending on where you live, seasons might be offered in spring, summer, fall or winter, depending. Some tips follow: 1. Some states like Kentucky offer springtime squirrel seasons. As always, check your wildlife regulations. 2. Move slowly along wooded game trails, two hours after...


Backstrap, Caveman-Style Recipe

More than a party trick, cooking a piece of meat Caveman Style, directly on the coals with no cooking grate or pan of any sort, is a surprisingly good method to prepare meat. The intense heat of the coals sears the surface of the meat quickly, keeping the center rare...


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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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