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How to Read Whitetail Deer Tracks

Being able to recognize and understand deer sign when you see it is important. It's a big part of woodsmanship. Here we talk about deer tracks and how to know what you're looking at when you see them. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you...


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7 Reasons You Didn’t Kill a Late-Season Buck

It’s cold outside — very cold. Bone-chilling temperatures. Skin-slicing winds. Eye-blinding snow. It’s a winter not-so-wonderful wonderland out there right now. But hey, it’s still deer season, right? Actually, for most, deer season is over now. A handful of states still have a few days (or weeks) to go just...


5 Places to Find Giant Late-Season Bucks

It’s the late season. It’s cold. Friggin’ cold. But you’ve still got a tag in your pocket. And I do, too. I’ve had a pretty darn good season. I killed a very nice Kentucky buck early on during archery season. Since then, I’ve been a part of some great hunts...


Shotgun Hunter Takes Giant Non-Typical Buck in the Northeast

Sussex County, Delaware, is generally not at the top of any seasoned whitetail hunter’s list when it comes to monster bucks. In fact, with only 28 Booners to The First State's credit in the Boone & Crockett record book, I doubt that it would even make most hunters’ top 10...


The NDA on the Importance of CRP for Wildlife

You can help ensure that the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) gets the allocation that wildlife deserves. Deer hunters, which make up 80 percent of all hunters, have a particular responsibility to take action for the betterment of all wildlife. Watch the video to learn how you can make a difference...


How to Bowhunt Predators

I exhaled strong gasps of air through the plastic mouth call, cupping my hand on the barrel accordingly, sending eerie, squalling, bone-chilling sounds of a rabbit in distress out across the valley floor, penetrating nearly a mile into the foothills beyond. No more than 5 minutes went by when I...


Kill a Late-Season Stud in 5 Days

That strong north wind is carrying more than just cold weather. The end of deer season is right behind it. You still haven’t killed a buck. And you burned most of your vacation days during the rut. But you don’t need much more time off to kill a big, old...


Hunter Tags One of the Largest Typical Deer Taken by a Woman

For most deer hunters, it isn’t every day you get to chase a mature buck. And it’s even more rare to have the opportunity to chase a net Booner. This one, aged at 4 ½ years old, was destined for Brita Turbyfill’s life. A long history and a tough 2018...


The Best Conditions for Deer Hunting

Deer hunting is a game of chess. You make a move. The deer makes a move. And back and forth we go. That said, we’re sometimes better off to not make a move. Or, at least, waiting until the right time to make it. Here are some of the conditions...


Chasing November: Down to the Wire

It’s down to the last day of the first bow season in Iowa. Bill goes all in on one of his food plots and gets a pay off. Jared and Josh are surprised with mature buck activity near a bedding area and encounter two shooters. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting...


Woman Rattles in Giant Main-Frame 8-Pointer from 400 Yards

Three years. That’s how long Taylor Byers and husband Caleb of Midwest Whitetail had known about the buck she arrowed this November. However, the buck wasn’t exactly a trail-camera star. “We had no pictures of him this year,” Byers said, “and we really didn’t expect to encounter him.” On the...


Heavy Flooding Produces a Black Friday Booner

Mason Engel would be the first to tell you that it had been a season of disappointments when he climbed into his treestand on Black Friday morning. A Sunflower State native, this was his 30th hunt of the season on his Kansas lease and he had yet to see the...


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