White-Tailed Deer

  • Use Turkey Decoys for Deer Hunting Where Legal

    Assuming it's legal where you deer hunt, turkey decoys might just work to pull in some venison for your freezer. Yes, in some states you can't do so legally. It's always best to double-check. But if archery or gun seasons for both fall turkeys and whitetails are open at the...

  • Crossbow Hunter Arrows Nasty Non-Typical Deer

    Andy Hudson’s neighbors were excited. All summer, they watched a big non-typical buck graze in their soybeans. They shared the trail camera photos with Hudson. As summer faded to fall, the beans began to dry up and lose their appeal to the large buck. Hudson ran trail cameras in the...


Bowhunter Kills Fourth Booner Buck in Five Years

Central Minnesota resident David Wienhold is no stranger to big deer. Prior to the 2017 season, this 28-year-old bowhunter arrowed three Booner bucks in the past five years on the 500-acre family farm he enjoys hunting. Of those three Booners, the largest stretched the tape to 175-plus inches. But when...

Michael Waddell on the Realtree Xtra Camo Pattern

Realtree camo patterns have been keeping hunters hidden for more than 30 years. Here's Michael Waddell and his thoughts on how effective Realtree Xtra is for deer hunters. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .

6 Ways You Spook Deer Without Knowing It

Deer hunting is a game of chess. It’s all about staying off each other’s radar. Deer try to avoid hunters. Hunters try to avoid from alerting deer. That’s the deal. But just because you don’t knowingly spook a deer while you’re deer hunting doesn’t mean you aren’t spooking (and pressuring)...

Deer Season from Behind the Camera Lens

The 2010 deer season is one I won’t forget. Even though I barely got time to pick up a bow or gun myself that year, I had one of my best seasons ever. I shot photo assignments for clients all across whitetail country, from Montana to Pennsylvania to Kansas. Here’s...

7 Reasons Most Bucks Don’t Die During the Rut

It’s a common misconception that the rut is the best time to kill a whitetail. It can be. But that’s not always the case. Every situation is different. And most bucks survive the big dance. Ultimately, the rut isn’t a fix-all for deer hunters. And while it’s commonly referred to...

Deer Hunting: Monster Buck Reflections

Check out this great collection of giant buck photos taken at the water’s edge.

8 Rut Hunting Tips from the Pros

The rut is a crazy time in the whitetail world. It’s a fleeting moment of all-out craziness where bucks that normally don’t venture far from their lairs in daylight, are no longer afraid of the sun. But while the bucks are more careless during this time, they’re still hard to...

10 Facts About the Whitetail Rut

The rut isn’t just the best time of year for a white-tailed deer. It’s the best time of year for a white-tailed deer hunter, too. Here are 10 interesting facts about the rut. Some of it is handy knowledge for the month of November (and other times for you southerners)...

Michael Pitts on Camera Guys

It's pretty clear that Michael Pitts doesn't think too highly of camera guys. Maybe he prefers camera girls instead? Who knows with this guy. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .

9 Tips for Decoying Pressured Deer

There is no doubt that watching a mature buck walk stiff-legged into your decoy set up is one of the most exciting ways to deer hunt. Fooling an old bruiser into stomping your decoy to pieces is the ultimate in deer deception. Many deer hunters maintain that, in order for...

5 Tips for Buying a Bow

It can be hard to decide what bow to purchase. That's why we're presenting these five tips to help decide when you're searching for a new bow. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .

Things to Know About a Deer’s Sense of Smell

Why and how a whitetail is able to smell so well has intrigued man for centuries. So much so that today an entire industry has emerged offering an array of products designed to either overcome a deer’s ability to smell or take advantage of it. As good as some of...