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  • Introducing the New Winchester Deer Season Slug

    Ammo — it’s what makes the deer hunting world go ‘round. Every fall, deer hunters stock up on it to shoot and hunt with. This year will be no different. What will be different though is a hot new slug option on the market, courtesy of Winchester. The new Deer...

  • An Extremely Wide Buck Falls in the South

    Almost every deer hunt begins in the same manner. You put on your camo. You gather your gear. You walk to your treestand or ground blind. But the endings — and even the middle — are never the same. No two hunts are alike. There’s always something new happening and...

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13 Mistakes Rookie Deer Hunters Make

Deer hunting is a never-ending journey. If you do it and do it right, you should never stop learning. We can know a lot about the white-tailed deer due to the extensive research biologists are conducting. We can perfect approaches and tactics by observing whitetail behavior and implementing said tactics...


Chasing November: Redemption Bucks and Public Land Heartbreak

Days after missing a great Missouri 9-pointer, Mitch Mollerus gets redemption on his first archery buck in seven years. Josh Sparks and Jared Mills set up for a quick hunt on public land. Shortly after a rattling sequence, Josh gets his chance at a great buck. But things don't go...


Remove Your Bow Quiver to Become a Better Archer

I started a new turkey season a while ago, really just looking forward to stretching my legs after months behind a desk and having a look around to gauge prospects as the season begins to unwind. I was prepared for action though, stuffing a tiny fanny pack with calls and...


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Whitetail Taxidermy Poses for Your Next Deer Mount

Killing a big mature buck is hard. There isn’t anything easy about it. So when it all finally comes together, you want to cherish and remember that memory . You want to encapsulate it. And I like to do that by having my deer mounted. I visited Sam Coffey of...


Remington Introduces Premier Expander Shotshell Ammunition

Deer hunting. Hog shooting. This new shotshell slug provides an option for you. The Remington Premier Expander features Barnes all-copper-tipped Expander slugs. As shotshell dynamics go, six cutting petals deploy at impact, inflicting terminal damage and pass-through penetration. Delivering 2 3/4-inch or 3-inch magnum-caliber terminal performance in either 12 and...


State Enacts Emergency Rules to Protect Deer and Prevent Spread Of CWD

AUGUSTA, Maine -- With Chronic Wasting Disease discovered in bordering Quebec, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries implemented emergency rules today designed to protect Maine’s deer and moose herds, and keep Maine CWD-free. “Chronic Wasting Disease is the most serious threat facing our deer and moose populations in modern times,”...


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5 Places to Find Elk in Pressured Easy-to-Access Areas

For most of my adult life, I lived in New Mexico’s fabled Gila region, where I also spent 23 years outfitting and guiding elk hunters. I bowhunted those Gila units myself well before they attracted the attention of globe-trotting trophy seekers, way back when archery tags were unlimited though an...


The Craziest Whitetail Rut Action You've Ever Seen

There's a good hunt. And then there's the hunt of a lifetime. This was the latter for Michael Waddell on a past Kansas hunt. Check it out. You'll be glad you did. Don't Miss: 5 Times Mature Bucks Are More Apt to Move in Daylight Are you a deer hunter...


The Most Epic Deer Hunt In Bone Collector History

It's cooler than an ice sculpture, smoother than a silk blanket, and weirder than snow on a sunny day. And you want to check it out. Do it now. Don't Miss: 5 Times Mature Bucks Are More Apt to Move in Daylight Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn...


Chasing November: A Big October Cold-Front Buck

Jared continues after a target buck he calls Reggie Jackson. Bill comes within steps of letting an arrow fly at his No. 1 target buck, called The Wide 10. A massive cold front moves through the Midwest and Jared is able to harvest a mature buck chasing a doe. Don't...


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The Greats: Top Record Book Whitetails by Category

I’ll be the first to admit that big bucks are not the reason I hunt. If you want to know why I hunt, check out the series The Reason for the Hunt we’ve been producing for the last few months. Then you’ll know why we do what we do. Gear...


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20 Things to Know About Deer Body Language and Behavior

As a prey species, deer communicate through vocalization, body language and scent. A deer uses its whole body — ears, eyes, nose, hair and tail. Whether used singly or in combination, they serve to warn other deer of potential danger, identify family members, convey family relationships, help find mates and...


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