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Jackie Bushman’s Monster Montana Buck

Most who have packed a rifle or bow into the deer woods have heard of Buckmasters and Jackie Bushman. The names are ingrained in the outdoor space, and Bushman has a strong legacy as an industry pioneer. Sure, he’s spent much of his airtime reflecting on the hunts of others,...


5 Things to Know About Muzzleloader Accuracy

Late muzzleloader hunts are the last hurrah in a lot of whitetail country, and they can be a great opportunity to kill a good buck. Big deer powerhouses like Iowa and Ohio offer seasons into January. But you have to make the shot when it happens, and muzzleloaders don’t always...


7 Serious Field-Dressing Mistakes

If you really want to annoy a veteran deer hunter, tell him or her they’re gutting a buck all wrong. Good hunters know to never bust stomachs, spill bladders, or cut the wrong spot because those mistakes ruin the meat. Right? The internet can leave you thinking that, since the...


Texas Officials Disagree on Whether Man Was Killed by Mountain Lion

Texas officials can’t agree on what killed a man found in a wooded area near Lipan, approximately 85 miles from Dallas, last week. The Hood County Sheriff’s Office said it suspects Christopher Allen Whiteley, 28, was fatally attacked by a mountain lion, or other wild animal. But the Texas Parks...


Best States for Winter Turkey Hunting

Winter turkey seasons are a sweet tease toward the more traditional spring hunts. State depending, the weather might be bug-dope balmy. Or downright neck-gaiter bitter. Filling tags can be incidental to hunting whitetail deer, a byproduct of it — or may be road-trip intentional for the year-round hardcore turkey hunter...


There’s Another Hunter in Your Stand. Now What?

One night a fellow named Dave watched me hunt deer from a treestand on public land on my television show, and it brought back sour memories for him. He wrote in an email: “Mike: One day I was sneaking into my bow stand, and when I got 50 yards away,...


6 Killer Strategies for Late-Season Deer Hunting

It’s mid-December, and a buck tag is still burning a hole in your pocket. Most of your buddies have killed their deer, and you’re starting to worry. Maybe even panic. I’ve hunted hard like I always do every year. What am I doing wrong? Did I miss the rut? Will...


Stranger Saves Woman and Dog from Aggressive Buck

A woman says a stranger came to her and her dog’s rescue during a scary encounter with an aggressive buck last week. Tawney Hilliard was hiking with her pup at Flying J Park in Conifer, Colorado, when a small buck approached her. According to CBS4 , the buck touched Hilliard...


Claire Flood’s First Deer Is a 210-Inch Kentucky Monster

Claire Flood first started hunting with her dad two years ago at age 13. From the beginning, she was determined to take a mature buck as her first deer. Her first season she saw only does and small bucks in range. Last season, after-school activities and sports kept her busy,...


Monster Buck Poached in Kentucky and More Deer Hunting News

Big buck stories and rut reports aside, what's been going on in the whitetail world this fall? Here's a quick roundup of the latest headlines. A man in Boone County, Kentucky, is accused of poaching a giant non-typical buck scoring 230 6/8. Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish...


Father and Son Hunt Yields a 190-Class Buck and a Bonus Super 6

Sometimes it seems the good old days of just going hunting and lucking up on a giant whitetail buck are a thing of past. Most big deer tales these days talk about things like "history" and "multiple encounters." But just going hunting is exactly how Levi Watkins and his dad,...


Watch: Variety of Creatures Use Wildlife Overpass to Cross Dangerous Utah Highway

A new video from Utah’s Department of Transportation shows dozens of animals using Utah’s largest wildlife overpass to safely cross Interstate 80. According to Smithsonianmag.com , the 50-foot-wide overpass has a span of 320 feet and was located based on animals’ migratory patterns. Although experts thought it’d take years for...


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