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Chasing November: Bowhunter Arrows 230-Inch Giant

Caleb Byers arrows an absolute giant he named “The Goat.” After days of tirelessly searching for the buck, Caleb comes up empty-handed. Then, Jim Ferguson arrows a mature Illinois buck that's cruising for does. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting...


Bowhunter Arrows Cattle-Pasture Booner from the Ground

Paul Powers of Oklahoma, a pro staffer of the faith-based outdoor show Final Descent Outdoors, prefers to leave the encumberments of treestands and ladder sticks out of the equation. His favorite way to bowhunt is to hike into an area where he thinks a buck will be, and then set...


5 Tips for Deer Hunting in Saddles

Back in the mid-1980s, a tremendous buck lived in the large range of hills near my home in southern Indiana. I knew this because I’d seen the sheds from the massive 12-point that a farmer had found. My problem, however, was that there were few deer in the several-square-mile region,...


What to Say When a Kid Misses a Deer

We heard the buck walking through the crunchy leaves well before we could make him out in the dense fog. Potroast and I were tucked into an open fencerow that separated a block of timber from the adjoining overgrown field. The area in front of us was a thick tangle...


How to Can Deer Meat

For sportsmen across the nation, freezer space comes at a premium. You can walk into the average outdoorsman’s garage and find an ice chest full of harvests, like big game, waterfowl and fish. It becomes a game of Jenga each fall when you need to carefully remove a package of...


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5 Invasive Species That Are Threats to Whitetails

White-tailed deer are as successful as they’ve ever been across the country. However, that doesn’t mean they’re immune to the invasive species that they’re forced to share a home with. Some of these are obvious threats to our favorite big game, but others are more cynical than they appear.


Father-and-Son Hunt Is One for the Books

This hunt is packed with pre-rut action and Steven's father makes a perfect shot on an old buck they were targeting. Don't miss the red-hot action. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check...


2,300-Yard Public-Land Mule Deer Stalk

This is Steven Fuller's first western hunting trip and it's on public land in Wyoming. Does he put the biggest stalk of his life on a mule deer buck? Maybe so. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how...


Why You Shouldn't Cull Bucks Based on Small or Weird Antlers

Antler abnormalities are common in the whitetail world, and definitely a topic of interest to deer hunters. But what causes abnormal antler growth? Misshapen antlers can be caused or influenced by an antler injury, a body injury, genetics or simply the animal’s age. Many of us have grown up with...


What to Know About Treestand Safety Harnesses

Safety when hunting aloft should be at the forefront of our thoughts. We owe it to our families as well as ourselves. If you have loved ones who really care about you, then you need to be wearing a full-body safety system. Like most hunters, I’ve got several harnesses stored...


What All Happens When a Buck Tends a Doe

Alright. Alright. Alright. Let the jokes flow forth. Go ahead. Get them all out. We’ll wait. We’re still waiting. You good now? Oops. Sorry. Knew you had one more chuckle-maker in ya. Now to the good stuff. Let’s talk peak rut. So, what really happens when a whitetail buck tends...


Crossbow Hunter Grunts Boone and Crockett Buck Into Range

In 2016, Illinois’ Boden Lee Brandt learned that a big buck was roaming the 140-acre property he’s been hunting since he was 12 years old. The property, owned by a family relative, has a large field bordered by a block of “really good timber,” as Brandt put it. “I know...


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