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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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10 Tips for Deer Hunting with a Muzzleloader

Hunting deer with a muzzleloader has advantages, including honing your hunting skills, providing a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment and it can help fill your freezer. Muzzleloader hunting requires you to get close, closer than is necessary for most centerfire rifle hunters. That’s part of the allure said Realtree pro...


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5 Risky But Effective Deer Hunting Strategies

Deer hunting is about making the right choices at the right time to put in the right position to take a deer. But mature buck hunting is about taking calculated risks — because each trip afield has the potential to alert him to your presence. And while a bumped buck...


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5 Reasons Not to Call to Whitetail Deer

Calling is a tactic that is either loved or hated by most modern deer hunters. It either works a lot for them, or it rarely does. There isn’t much in-between. But I’m in-between. There are certain times that I will call to deer. But more times than not, I won’t...


The New Knight & Hale Sneeze-Wheeze Call

A snort-wheeze call can be very effective in the fall deer woods. It's important to carry one in your pack each time afield. You never know when you might need it. Here's a look at the new Knight & Hale Sneeze-Wheeze call, courtesy of Michael Pitts. This new product was...


How to Bowhunt Pressured Whitetail Bucks

Pressured whitetails can be difficult to hunt. It’s no secret that unpressured deer behave much differently than their heavily hunted brethren. That’s why it’s imperative to do certain things (and not do others) when pursuing these jittery, edgy animals. Here are seven steps to help make it happen. 1. Consult...


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10 Awesome Venison Recipes for Deer Hunters

I’ll give you the top three reasons I deer hunt. Backstrap. Tenderloin. And backstrap. Food — that’s the main reason we hunt, right? It is for me and many hunters that I know. I’m not saying you shouldn’t hunt for fun or to be with family and friends. Those are...


Bowhunting Small Game: The Ultimate Learning Experience

When I was young and still earning my bowhunting stripes, we pursued rabbits, squirrels and prairie dogs to hone shooting skills and gain confidence before graduating to bigger game. There's no better way to become a more proficient bowhunter than to bowhunt. Better yet, small-game seasons are normally open well...


Youth Hunter Takes 162-Inch Deer as His First Buck

Iowa is the land of giants. It's where big deer grow old. It's also where a lot of smart deer hunters go to pursue whitetails. And the smartest just straight up live there. Check out this hunt to get a small taste of what it's like in this great state...


Michael Waddell's Giant Milk River Buck from 1999

It's not all about big deer. But arrowing big deer never hurt anyone's feelings, right? Follow along in this hunt as Michael Waddell arrows a giant buck. They're hunting the Milk River -- one of the most beautiful whitetail hunting destinations on earth. Don't Miss: 5 Times Mature Bucks Are...


How to Set Up Your Release for Bowhunting

The release is a crucial step (maybe the most important) in the archery-shot process. It takes constant work, and practice to see and feel overall improvements. Check out these tips from Travis "T-Bone" Turner on how he sets up his release for bowhunting. Don't Miss: Perfect Your Release for Your...


The Largest Free-Range Velvet 8-Point Taken on Camera?

History tells us storytelling began in 700 B.C. That’s when the first known printed story was born. It was a tale that conveyed the deeds of a Sumerian king. But I think storytelling began long before that. I think it started right from the beginning. Because we all tell them...


Bovine Tuberculosis Outbreak in the Upper Midwest

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) aren’t the only diseases deer and deer hunters have to worry about. There are numerous others that affect whitetails each year. One commonly overlooked disease is bovine tuberculosis. According to CBS News , a recent outbreak has occurred in a cattle...


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