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The Best Hunting Gear for the 2020 Holiday Season

The best holiday gifts are those that blend right in under the tree, thanks of course to a perfect camouflage pattern. This year we’ve pooled our resources to come up with a wish list of gear that’s sure to please the hunter on your list. And if you want to...


Try This Deadly Scent Strategy for Late-Season Bucks

B.J. Clement and his son, Todd, are die-hard archers who love to bowhunt into December, even though that is when rifle season starts in Kansas. “Out here where we hunt, the late and second rut can be as good or better than the peak rut, especially when the weather is...


Giant Typical Buck Is One of 2020’s Biggest Whitetails

It used to be easy to score a hunting spot by knocking on a door, but most hunters today know that's fading away in the age of hunting land ownership and leasing. But sometimes, you can still knock on a door and get permission. That's what Iowa deer hunter Mark...


Story of "The Tree Buck"

The story of “The Tree Buck” began in the summer of 2019, when Ohio deer hunter Kaitlyn Warner first received trail-camera photos of him. “I sent a picture to a good friend in Florida, and he stated that it looked like a tree was growing on top of his head,”...


Help a Brother Out: Story of a Mega Ohio 9-Pointer

Buck: 186 4/8 green gross, 172 2/8 green net including a 14-inch G3 Time of Year: Nov. 2, 2020 Place: Clark County, Ohio Weapon: Diamond bow with Montec broadhead To kill truly huge bucks, you sometimes have to pass on bucks most of us would consider a trophy. Johnny Ferrell...


T-Bone’s Kansas Booner Bow Kill

The open prairies and timbered creek bottoms of southwestern Kansas can at first seem void of wildlife. But these whitetail-rich pockets of habitat offer world-class hunting opportunities, and the Bone Collectors come here every year. “The units are 15 and 16, and 90% of our Kansas hunting (me, Michael Waddell,...


Emily Schaad’s Double Brow-Tine Monster

In most parts of the country, it’s rare for a buck to reach 8 1/2 years of age, but this season, Ohio bowhunter Emily Schaad hunted such a monarch. “I got in contact with a neighboring landowner, and we discussed all the photos and years of history we both had...


Nate Hosie’s Surprise Kansas Monster

Most big-buck stories start out with years of history, full of trail-camera photos and close-call encounters. Well, that isn’t the case with HeadHunters TV co-host Nate Hosie and his recent Kansas kill. A mid-October cold front seems to have spurred a buck’s last-minute transition from summer to fall range. “The...


31 Best Tips for Hunting the Rut

You’ve waited all year for this. It's the rut, baby! No matter which week in November you take off work, your No. 1 strategy is simple: Spend every minute you can in your best stands because you never know when a good buck will prowl by, or come running hot...


You Wounded a Buck. Will He Come Back?

One morning I got a text from my friend Scott. “Shot …” “Great, be there in a few,” I responded. “No. Hit him in head, deer ran off.” “What the …?” When we hooked up later, Scott explained that he released the arrow, heard a loud thwack, and watched in...


The Best Shot Placement on Deer

Look at the vital zone outlined on the average 3D deer target, and you’ll see an area that reinforces what most of us have been taught about aiming at a broadside deer: Hold behind the crease of the shoulder, slightly below centerline of the chest. Most of the time, if...


3 Offbeat Tactics for Fall Turkey Hunting

Maybe you're in a bit of a rut. Sitting on the edge of a field day after day, waiting for a flock of turkeys to walk by, gets pretty old. These three tactics are more exciting, and they just might help you put a tag on your fall bird. 1...


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