Black-Tailed Deer

  • 5 Handgunning Essentials for Western Hunting

    Western hunting is hard enough. Thrown a handgun into the mix and it gets even harder. Should you decide to try handgunning on the prairie, some specialized gear to remember includes: 1. Shooting Sticks or Bipod It's important to have a solid rest -- especially when hunting in the open...

  • Answers to Common Questions About Deer Antlers

    Deer hunters love antlers. While antlers aren’t the primary reason most hunters pursue whitetails, it is the odd hunter who doesn’t enjoy seeing them. Here are some answers to common questions about antlers. I had a gentleman approach me at a recent seminar and tell me he read that medical...

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Whitetail Freaks: How to Deer Hunt Without Suitable Stand Locations

There are many ways to deer hunt. Stand hunting. Blind hunting. Spot-and-stalk hunting. Still hunting. The list goes on. But hunting from treestands is without a doubt the most popular method in America today. But there's not always an adequate stand location, is there? Whitetail Freaks' Don Kisky has the...


How Lawsuits Impact Wildlife Funding

By: Boone and Crockett Club Legal defense costs are an increasing drain on conservation funding today. Alarmed by the trend, the Boone and Crockett Club has launched a new examination of federal statutes that enable ongoing litigation at a high cost to wildlife and the American taxpayer. The Club’s primary...


13 Things Public Land Deer Hunters Despise You For

The public land scene is much like the private land venue, but with subtle twists. For those who’ve never hunted public land, these things might (or might not) be new to you. Some even apply to private land. But if you’ve spent any length of time hunting open-to-all properties, these...


You Own the Land. You Don’t Own the Deer.

They sicken me. Those who think they own wildlife. That they own all the deer on their land and all the deer around it. Am I talking about the captive cervid industry? Yes and no. I wholeheartedly disagree with it. The fact that individuals are in essence violating the North...


10 of the Best Deer Hunting Games for 2018

I remember when my parents bought their first computer. I was a kid. And I didn’t know much about them when I first started using one. (Obviously.) But I quickly got the hang of the deer hunting game my parents bought me for Christmas. And I’d be lying if I...


How to Miss a Deer with a Bow

Big buck. 20 yards. Broadside. You have all the time in the world … and yet your arrow sails over his back. Here’s a look at common reasons why you miss whitetails. There are all kinds of ways to miss a big-game animal with a bow. But when it comes...


Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Alyce Clover

Alyce clover originated in Asia but is another great seed option right here at home. Deer love this annual legume due to its higher glucose levels and sweeter taste. It’s high in protein (15 percent) and provides nutrients necessary to boost both milk production in lactating does and antler growth...


10 Rules for Deer Camp

I know, I know. You just want a little piece of land where you can hunt deer and walk the woods and not worry about all the regulatory, bureaucratic, office-politics garbage that sometimes comes with hunting on a deer lease. I’m with you. But if you think you can run...


How to Shoot Uphill and Downhill

The world isn’t flat, as mankind believed before Christopher Columbus discovered the New World, nor is it perfectly round — at least from the perspective of bowhunters faced with an important shot at mountain game, or from elevated positions. The Earth’s surface is an irregular juxtaposition of topographical ups and...


All About Deer Antlers

A friend of mine watched a buck for several years that had only three legs. Its right antler always had a “T” shape at its end, and the deer had a small rack. My friend finally shot The T-Handle Buck when it was 6 1/2 years old. It wouldn’t have...


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...


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How to Store Your Archery Gear

First question — why are you storing your archery gear in the first place? Personal confession — I don’t shoot nearly enough during the off-season, either. So no hard feelings. All in all, a long deer season has come and gone. Some will bowhunt turkeys this spring. Others won’t. Even...


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