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    25 Tips for Deer Hunting Around Standing Cornfields

    Deer hunting in and around standing corn is hard. When the corn is up, success is usually down. The challenges that standing corn presence both gun and bowhunters can be extremely difficult to overcome. But it can be done. And we’ve got a whole bag of tips to help make...

  • Youth Hunter Gets His First Buck

    There's nothing better than getting your first buck. Follow along as this guy gets his first one in a soybean field on a youth hunt. Don't Miss: Youth Deer Hunter Kills Big Buck Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out our stories,...

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Secrets to Killing a Record-Class Whitetail Deer

First and foremost, it’s important to clarify that it’s no easier or harder to kill a 195-inch 5-year-old buck than a 120-inch 5-year-old. Antler size doesn’t directly affect behavior in whitetails. (It can indirectly, because they attract attention. But more on that later.) As for killing these mega-giants, it takes...


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5 Tips to Overcome Target Panic

Target panic is something that practically all archers go through at some point. Even the best shooters go through it. World champions like Levi Morgan and Travis “T-Bone” Turner have experienced it. So, don’t feel like you’re alone if you are too. It happens. And there’s certainly nothing to be...


What Your Waterfowl Hunting Journal Should Reveal

Waterfowl hunting journals let us relive our days afield, reveling in previous success, laughing at past folly and mentally transporting us to treasured places. But if that’s all they accomplish, we might have missed a great opportunity. A complete waterfowl journal should document the facts and circumstances behind every hunt,...


Waterfowl Taxidermy: From the Field to the Wall

Good waterfowl mounts immortalize birds and extend our memories of special days afield. Bad taxidermy, however, only serves to embarrass a substandard artist and perhaps a hunter who wanted to save money. No serious waterfowler wants to be that guy, of course. When we save a bird for taxidermy, we...


The Myth of the Nocturnal Buck

You hear it every season. “Yeah, I’ve got a ton of pictures of him but they’re all at night. He’s nocturnal. Won’t be killing that big guy.” Insert sigh here. I might catch a little flack for saying this — but there’s no such thing as a nocturnal buck. Sure,...


5 Reasons Why Selective Doe Harvest Is Important

Antlerless harvests are a hot topic every year. Some say take a bunch of does. Others say you shouldn’t take any. Some question what’s right for their area. The truth is, the answer will be different from location to location. What’s right for one place may not be right for...


Enhance Soil Microflora to Improve Your Food Plots

With fertilizer costs on the rise, it is tempting for landowners to skip fertilizing their food plots this fall and assume that soil nutrients are adequate. As long as the soil has ample residual nutrients for the next planting, skipping fertilizer won't hurt. But testing the soil in food plots...


11 Deer Hunting Mistakes Even Experienced Hunters Make

Sometimes deer hunting seems like a simple thing. But most of the time our better judgment reminds us that there’s truly nothing simple about it. Whitetails are complex critters that take decades to understand. And while biologists and researchers have dispelled many myths and made huge strides, we’ve only begun...


The 5 Stages of Duck Season

We can feel it. Duck season approaches, and our long national nightmare will soon pass. When that opening bell rings, life will take a familiar turn : early mornings, chilly boat rides, brilliant sunrises, muddy dogs and fresh protein. Yet even during duck season, nothing stays the same. Instead, we...


Try Hunting Fall Turkeys This Season

Haven’t tried this “second season” turkey hunting tradition? It's legal in 42 states around the country. Not yours? Road trip? Here's why you should . . . 1. Scouting Deer It will help you scout for deer firearms season, which often arrives later than fall turkey dates. 2. Improve Skills...


5 Reasons Squirrel Hunting Is So Popular

It's no surprise squirrel hunting is so popular. Here's why. 1. Squirrels Are Everywhere From Maine to Mississippi, Kentucky to California, squirrels can be found. Such an abundance of small-game opportunities yields plenty of seasonal hunting opportunities. Depending on where you live, some locations have late spring, summer, early fall,...


How to Hunt Fall Turkeys

After the long summer of waiting, it’s finally fall. Orange, red and yellow leaves shimmer in the autumn morning sunlight. Crisp air revitalizes us after months of steaming days; reason enough to be out in the painted woods. For some of us, the shifting seasons mean one thing: fall turkey...


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