Black-Tailed Deer

  • How to Bowhunt for Blacktails

    I have arrowed a number of Pope & Young blacktail by way of spot and stalk, treestands, calling and rattling, as well as still-hunting. I am convinced that without being versatile in my hunting approach, I would not have enjoyed the success I have had on this most worthy trophy...

  • 7 Things to Know About Winchester Deer Season XP Copper Impact

    I recently had the honor of attending a hunt where I was one of six hunters whom were the first to have an opportunity to kill a deer with the new Winchester Deer Season XP Copper Impact load and Winchester XPR rifles . Excitement doesn’t even describe it. First of...

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Will Social Media Be the Death of Hunting?

Approximately 6 percent of the U.S. population hunts. To a lifelong hunter who’s worked hard to pass the tradition on to my children, that statistic is frightening. It should be frightening to you as well. We like to think of hunting as a God-given right but, in reality, it isn’t...


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How to Do Your Own European Mount

European or skull mounts have a classic look that is durable, rugged and will last a lifetime. They take up less space and can be finished in a matter of days. A shoulder mount from a taxidermist can take months to reach your wall. A taxidermist may charge as much...


5 Factors to Consider When Buying a Deer Hunting Rifle

Rifles are like shoes. They need to fit just right or it won’t work out the way you want it to. So remember these five things when you go to buy your next rifle. 1. Caliber While it’s important to use enough rifle to cleanly bring down your game, deer...


7 Tips for Warm Weather Care of Big Game Meat

The main causes of meat spoilage are heat and insects, and both of those are in high supply during early fall hunts. In the best of all possible worlds, every hunter would have a walk-in cooler available at all times when hunting during warm weather. But we all know the...


You’ve Been Hanging Your Deer Wrong for Years

A rope around the neck or a gambrel through the Achilles tendon — that’s how most hang their deer. Walk into any well-respected steakhouse locker, though, and you’ll see beef hanging completely different. The ideal way to hang your ungulate for aging is using a technique called the tenderstretch method...


20 Tips for Blood Trailing Deer

Blood trailing isn’t just a skill. It’s an art. It takes years of practice and a lot of blood trails to gain the experience it takes to become proficient. To accomplish this, don’t just blood trail your own deer. Help other people blood trail theirs, too. This will increase your...


Inside Look: Realtree MAX-5 Camo

Sure, MAX-5 is our waterfowl hunting pattern. But did you know it's great for deer hunting in certain areas, too? See how well it blends in cornfields, with grasses, and in other areas in the video above. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos...


Deer Shot Placement: How to Know Where Your Arrow Hit

There are two things you need to know the moment you arrow a deer. First, you need to know where you hit the deer. Secondly, you need to know where the deer ran. Here's how to make sure you ace the latter. Don't Miss: You Shot a Deer. Here's How...


How to Gut a Deer in Less Than 2 Minutes

We already knew Fred Eichler was a legend. But did you know he can gut a deer in just a few seconds? Watch as he makes very quick work of this deer. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer...


How to Pack for Deer Scouting Success

As deer hunters, scouting is a vital key to success. Making the most of each scouting trip and minimizing the amounting of hunting pressure applied while doing so will increase your effectiveness and chances for success. The following tips will help you to pack smarter so that you get the...


The New Barnett Droptine XT Crossbow in Realtree Original

Users of all skill levels will benefit from the Barnett Droptine XT Realtree Crossbow's safety and performance features. The pass-through grip with finger reminders keeps your hands safely positioned, and you can rely on the Anti-Dry Fire trigger system and Soft-Lok arrow retainer for additional peace of mind. It also...


Deer Hunting Gear: The Field and Stream Product Lineup

Field & Stream is offering truly innovative and effective products. I’ve been testing many of them for the last 12 months, and let me tell you, they’re holding their own. Here is a very brief look at some of what they’re offering for 2017.


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