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Why Are Some Bucks Shedding Antlers Early?

Each year, bucks grow new antlers in spring and summer, carry them for most of fall and winter, and then shed them toward the end of the colder months. That process happens annually for normal, healthy bucks. However, this year, there are many reports of bucks shedding antlers earlier than...


20 Photos That Show Just How Tough Whitetails Are

It’s no secret that whitetails are incredibly tough animals. Their will to survive is beyond anything in the big-game category, and their ability to overcome serious harm is impressive. Although we don’t celebrate or take joy from seeing deer in pain, check out these trail camera photos that show just...


Ancient Buck Had Rare Third Antler

Jason Morton spotted the buck and knew right away the animal was old. The deer was a bag of bones and walked stiffly with a slow, hip-swaying gait. The 7-point antlers were on the heavy side but stubby and going downhill from what the rack must have been a few...


15 Ways to Bag More Late Season Small Game

Hunting upland game animals like rabbits, squirrels, quail, and grouse can be really tough during wintertime, especially late in the season. Snow and ice have destroyed food supplies and cover, reducing wild game populations considerably from what they were earlier. Hunters and predators have taken a toll on the game,...


A 195-Inch Early Season Texas Stud

Legends of the Fall’s Bonnie McFerrin has been tagging huge whitetails for two decades, and this season she added another monster to the list. Aged at 6 ½ years old, this fully mature whitetail is one that whitetail dreams are made of. With two years of history with this deer,...


Jared Mills Shoots Two Giant Bucks in One Great Season

Jared Mills has been part of the whitetail video world for more than a decade. A longtime team member of Midwest Whitetail, he recently stepped away to start a new chapter, but his deer hunting hasn’t taken a pause. In fact, he’s having the best deer season of his life...


Monster Mass on 235-Inch Kansas Non-Typical

Following the 2021 Kansas deer season, farmer and hunter Darin Williams learned about a world-class buck in the neighborhood through an outfitter friend. The outfitter’s client had gotten so rattled by an encounter with the buck that he shot underneath it at 20 yards. “I farm most of the ground...


The Mid-Gun-Season Blues: When Times Get Tough

After the barrage of cannon fire you heard opening week, do any big bucks still roam the timber? You start to wonder. But remember, an old hip-swaying, big-racked whitetail is the ultimate survivor. Hunting one is never easy, especially during the middle of gun season. But hang in there, and...


Reasons Why Late-Season Deer Hunting Sucks … and Why It’s Great, Too

The big buck ambled through the snow-laden hayfield 180 degrees behind me. I was sitting on the ground overlooking a river bottom that wraps around the field edge with my muzzleloader on my lap when I craned left and saw tines. Unfortunately, several deer were between me and the bruiser...


Tricks for Finding Lost Hunting Arrows

KKTV in Colorado reported that a bow hunter had to be airlifted out of the wilderness near Steamboat Springs after he was impaled by an arrow and broadhead apparently fired and lost by another hunter earlier this season. Routt County Search and Rescue said the hunter accidently walked into the...


20 Weird and Funny Treestand Names and Their Stories

Hunters who share access and hunt together tend to name treestands and blinds. It’s fun and necessary, especially when trying to identify where someone is going for the day. So, if you’re slapping a handle on a spot, why not make it creative, funny or even weird? Here are 20...


Should You Join a Hunting Club Next Season?

The hunting club lifestyle has a great following in America, but it’s especially common in the Southeast. From Texas to South Carolina, Kentucky to Florida, hunt clubs are the norm. But for those who’ve never been a part of one, and those considering joining, it can seem a mystery. Is...


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