North America

  • Tips for Calling in Mallards: Separator Call

    In the fifth installment of this nine-part calling series , Chad Belding, host of The Fowl Life , teaches us how to perform the separator call, which is also known as the feeding chuckle. Give a listen, and learn how to sound just like feeding ducks on the water. Click...

  • Using Google Earth Historical Layers for Deer Hunting

    As a deer hunter, I love maps. There are all sorts of them that can be helpful to a deer hunter. Aerial, topo, plat, public/private land, hydro, and the list goes on. There are many types out there that are beneficial to hunters. But one that often goes unnoticed is...

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Journey to 41: Pursuing the Waterfowl Slam

Looking back on the past 20 years, memories of hunts good and bad fill my mind, but it has been a great journey. Completing the waterfowl grand slam has been a longtime dream, and the realization of completion becomes stronger with each year. To date, I’ve taken 29 of the...


Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Buckwheat

This warm-season annual is a great food plot seed option for most hunters. It isn’t a legume or grain species. It's a forb and it can grow as tall as 4 to 5 feet in height. Crude protein levels are high, often surpassing 20 percent. Deer, turkey, waterfowl, upland birds...


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A Detailed Look At Whitetail Buck Rubbing Behavior


Habits of Mature Whitetail Deer

Habits are just that. They're things done repetitively in a manner that's predictable. And such are the things we look for in killable mature whitetails. Here are numerous habits to keep an eye out for when scouting and hunting. Bedding Habits of Mature Deer Getting close to mature bucks is...


The Proper Way to Use Treestand Safety Ropes

Glen Mayhew, president of the Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation, explains the importance of using a treestand safety rope. He also explains how to use one. Go here for more information on TSSA. Don't Miss: 15 Tips for Deer Hunting from a Treestand Are you a deer hunter wanting to...


How to Use a Trail Camera Timeline to Pattern Mature Bucks

Trail cameras have revolutionized the way we scout for white-tailed deer. Being able to scout when you aren’t afield is invaluable. They’ve truly changed deer hunting and done so for the better. They’ve energized deer hunting and gave it a shot in the arm during a time when hunter numbers...


Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Beets

While it isn’t common knowledge, beets are big in the United States. They comprise a large portion of our agricultural output each year. They’re grown for many different uses. But our favorite use is for drawing in and feeding white-tailed deer. The high level of sugar (upward of 20 percent...


Why You Should Save Your Best Deer Hunting Spot Until Late October

Deer season arrives and it’s like the opening scene of a 10-and-under motocross race. People fly around like they’re riding a bundle of bottle rockets and they're running into stuff left and right. Opening weekend of deer season is much the same, and many mistakes are made in those first...


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The White-Tailed Deer: From Near-Extinction to Flourishment in the Southeast

“What do you hunt?” A common question that we are asked as hunters. And the first answer from us is probably, “Deer.” The whitetail deer is the most sought-after big game species in the southeastern United States. When the first settlers arrived in North America and discovered the whitetail and...


Waterfowl Weirdness: Trick Shots You Must Master

I love those classic duck and goose hunting shots. You watch the target come into range, rise with perfect form and footing and then follow through precisely, just like at the skeet range. Thing is, you’re not at the skeet range. Or the trap field. Or even a sporting clays...


3 Ways to Scatter Fall Turkeys

Your goal is to get flocked-up fall turkeys to run or fly in different directions. Why? This is when they're most vulnerable. You then set up and try to call separated birds back to your gun or bow. You can scatter them in a number of ways. Walk Under Roosts...


Create a Long Range Muzzleloader

Tips from the pros on maximizing your muzzleloader accuracy out to 200 yards


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