• 7 Factors for Daylight Deer Activity During the Late Season

    The late season is a monster. Cold temperatures. Pressured deer. Nasty weather. Worn-down bodies. It’s a rough time to be a hunter. But it’s an even tougher time to be a deer. And that’s why those who still have tags should still be out there working to fill them. Here...

  • 5 Late Season Deer Hunting Tips and Tactics

    Deer hunting is a game of chess. The deer makes a move. The hunter counters. Then the deer reacts. And they go round and round until the hunter finds success, gives up or reaches season’s end. Hopefully, you’re experiencing success with fun hunts and filled tags. Here are five tactics...


How to Hunt Winter Wild Turkeys

You'll never see more turkeys together than between now and the so-called spring dispersal. Winter flocks are typically big, from dozens to hundreds of birds, young and old. This time of the year, turkeys will be concentrated near the best food sources: picked-over crop fields, cow pastures and feedlots (they...

Crossbow Hunter Arrows Nasty Non-Typical Deer

Andy Hudson’s neighbors were excited. All summer, they watched a big non-typical buck graze in their soybeans. They shared the trail-camera photos with Hudson. As summer faded to fall, the beans began to dry up and lose their appeal to the large buck. Hudson ran trail cameras in the weeks...

Bowhunter Kills Fourth Booner Buck in Five Years

Central Minnesota resident David Wienhold is no stranger to big deer. Prior to the 2017 season, this 28-year-old bowhunter arrowed three Booner bucks in the past five years on the 500-acre family farm he enjoys hunting. Of those three Booners, the largest stretched the tape to 175-plus inches. But when...

Michael Waddell on the Realtree Xtra Camo Pattern

Realtree camo patterns have been keeping hunters hidden for more than 30 years. Here's Michael Waddell and his thoughts on how effective Realtree Xtra is for deer hunters. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .

6 Ways You Spook Deer Without Knowing It

Deer hunting is a game of chess. It’s all about staying off each other’s radar. Deer try to avoid hunters. Hunters try to avoid from alerting deer. That’s the deal. But just because you don’t knowingly spook a deer while you’re deer hunting doesn’t mean you aren’t spooking (and pressuring)...

Deer Season from Behind the Camera Lens

The 2010 deer season is one I won’t forget. Even though I barely got time to pick up a bow or gun myself that year, I had one of my best seasons ever. I shot photo assignments for clients all across whitetail country, from Montana to Pennsylvania to Kansas. Here’s...

7 Reasons Most Bucks Don’t Die During the Rut

It’s a common misconception that the rut is the best time to kill a whitetail. It can be. But that’s not always the case. Every situation is different. And most bucks survive the big dance. Ultimately, the rut isn’t a fix-all for deer hunters. And while it’s commonly referred to...

Deer Hunting: Monster Buck Reflections

Check out this great collection of giant buck photos taken at the water’s edge.

8 Rut Hunting Tips from the Pros

The rut is a crazy time in the whitetail world. It’s a fleeting moment of all-out craziness where bucks that normally don’t venture far from their lairs in daylight, are no longer afraid of the sun. But while the bucks are more careless during this time, they’re still hard to...

Michael Pitts on Camera Guys

It's pretty clear that Michael Pitts doesn't think too highly of camera guys. Maybe he prefers camera girls instead? Who knows with this guy. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .

9 Tips for Decoying Pressured Deer

There is no doubt that watching a mature buck walk stiff-legged into your decoy set up is one of the most exciting ways to deer hunt. Fooling an old bruiser into stomping your decoy to pieces is the ultimate in deer deception. Many deer hunters maintain that, in order for...

5 Tips for Buying a Bow

It can be hard to decide what bow to purchase. That's why we're presenting these five tips to help decide when you're searching for a new bow. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .