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  • The Difference Between a Buck’s Core Area and Home Range

    Mature white-tailed bucks are like old men — loyal to their surroundings, stuck in their ways and want nothing more than a full belly. They’re incredibly simple yet incredibly complex to figure out. And getting close to them — well, it ain’t happening unless your doe-eyed or packing a plate...

  • How to Find Deer Hunting Truth in a Rut Full of Opinion

    Every season, whitetail enthusiasts engage one another and debate the hottest topics in all of deer hunting. Who can blame them? I can’t. I’m one of them. It’s these very questions a hunter must ask in order to be successful and consistently shoot mature bucks. Due to all of this...

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Huntin Grounds: Clearing Small Areas in Timber for Kill Plots

Small kill plots can be a cheap and effective way to get the close shots you are looking for during deer season. Don't Miss: The 10 Commandments of Food Plots Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting...


How to Lease Your Property and Hunt It Too

You may have bought your hunting land or log cabin for recreational purposes, but are you overlooking some easy ways to generate extra cash flow? Leasing your property might well be the answer. Hunters, anglers, seasonal vacationers, and even ranchers often pay handsome fees to access a property for a...


Realtree Camo Vehicle Wrap

It’s true that hunters, sportsmen, photographers and others who love being in the field usually prefer to blend in. After all, it’s a lot easier to sneak around undetected when you closely resemble the forest or brush you happen to be in. But who wants their ride to blend in?...


How to Create Big Buck Travel Corridors

Deer usually follow the path of least resistance when working their way through thick cover, and many hunters often shy away from thick cover. This combination practically screams "hot spot" for ambushing a buck. One way to take advantage of this trend is to make your own deer trails through...


How to Spot More Black Bears with Your Optics

“I can guarantee that you will see a bear,” said Vern Hylsted, our Saskatchewan bear hunting outfitter. And indeed my wife, Reuth, and I did see bears. Many bears. In fact, some of those bears came well within rifle range, and few came well within biting range. That’s the real...


Sharp Shooting: The Best 'Other' Birds for Waterfowlers

Shotgun games — skeet, trap, five-stand and sporting clays — provide fantastic practice and repetition for building wing-shooting skills. But sometimes, there’s no substitute for the real thing. So what can you do when the season is closed or ducks and geese aren’t flying? Well, you’re a hunter, so pursue...


8 Land Improvements That Attract More Whitetails

Editor’s Note: Art Helin is a television host, wildlife photographer and devout outdoorsman. But he’s more than that — he’s a steward of the land and of the whitetail. Part of being a steward is doing whatever is necessary to help the local deer herd. For those who want to...


Whitetails Unlimited and Travis “T-Bone” Turner Promote Treestand Safety

Treestand safety is one of the most important aspects of deer hunting. In fact, falls from treestands remain the No. 1 cause of injury and death for deer hunting accidents. Some statistics: 35 percent of falls involve failure to inspect gear properly 86 percent of fall victims don’t wear a...


Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Wheat

Wheat is good. This cool-season cereal grain is highly digestible, has 18 to 20 percent protein and holds a lot of nutritional value. Furthermore, it can commonly produce up to 6,500 pounds of forage per acre during the hunting season. But wheat has a bad side. It doesn’t provide as...


10 Ways You’re Killing Our Deer Hunting Heritage

Deer hunting means a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s one of the things many people live for. And to be honest, mankind wouldn’t be where it is today without it. At our very core, that’s who we are. We’re hunters. And we always will be. In...


7 Different Deer Taxidermy Options and Their Costs

Taxidermy has a rich history in North America. It’s been part of our deer hunting heritage for hundreds of years. Many people have had deer hanging on their walls for generations. See, deer mounts aren't just trophies as some people falsely believe. They’re preserved memories. They’re something to spark thoughts...


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5 Deadly Diseases That Deer Get

Whitetails are tough critters. They’re faced with numerous threats. Predators and disease being two of the most prominent. Some diseases are new. Some are almost as old as time itself. So let’s dive in and look at five of the most common diseases that continue to plague white-tailed deer today.


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