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    Secrets to Killing a Record-Class Whitetail Deer

    First and foremost, it’s important to clarify that it’s no easier or harder to kill a 195-inch 5-year-old buck than a 120-inch 5-year-old. Antler size doesn’t directly affect behavior in whitetails. (It can indirectly, because they attract attention. But more on that later.) As for killing these mega-giants, it takes...

  • 5 Reasons Why Selective Doe Harvest Is Important

    Antlerless harvests are a hot topic every year. Some say take a bunch of does. Others say you shouldn’t take any. Some question what’s right for their area. The truth is, the answer will be different from location to location. What’s right for one place may not be right for...

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11 Deer Hunting Mistakes Even Experienced Hunters Make

Sometimes deer hunting seems like a simple thing. But most of the time our better judgment reminds us that there’s truly nothing simple about it. Whitetails are complex critters that take decades to understand. And while biologists and researchers have dispelled many myths and made huge strides, we’ve only begun...


5 Reasons Squirrel Hunting Is So Popular

It's no surprise squirrel hunting is so popular. Here's why. 1. Squirrels Are Everywhere From Maine to Mississippi, Kentucky to California, squirrels can be found. Such an abundance of small-game opportunities yields plenty of seasonal hunting opportunities. Depending on where you live, some locations have late spring, summer, early fall,...


The 8 Easiest Mature Buck Personalities to Hunt

“Mature bucks” and “easy to hunt” are two phrases rarely found in the same sentence. That’s why we published a piece not too long ago on the hardest mature buck personalities to hunt . Mature bucks of any age class are difficult to bring down. Their uncanny senses and unwavering...


The Top States for Record Mule Deer in the Last 10 Years

Data can be deceiving. That’s why oftentimes, the all-time records list you see aren’t the most accurate depictions of where big deer are truly coming from. That’s why we’ve compiled this list. It’s for those who still haven’t gone on that dream mule deer hunt and are still trying to...


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Some Cool New Guns in Realtree EDGE

The 2018 SHOT Show buzzed with a strong Realtree presence on the floor. New hunting gear, including some really cool guns, caught our interest. For you hardcore Realtree fans of the new EDGE pattern, you've got to check these options out. Please click through this photo gallery to see what...


The New Golden Triangle for Record Whitetails

Record deer data paints a picture of where the big whitetails have come from in the past, are coming from now, and will likely come from in the future. A few days ago, we released an in-depth review on where the biggest bucks are coming from now . Consider this...


Mike Stroff Makes Long Rifle Shot on Big Mule Deer

Mike Stroff with "Savage Outdoors" knows his way around a rifle. And here he is taking yet another big buck with the boomstick. Check out this long shot. Don't Miss: The 6 World Record Mule Deer By Subspecies Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your...


15 Tips for Opening Day of Gun Season

No matter how young or old you are, where you hunt, whom you hunt with or what kind of place serves as your deer camp, we all have at least one have thing in common: the magic of opening day. Even when you've seen more than 40 of them (and...


Squirrel Hunting Tips for the Early Season

Everybody knows you have to be quiet as a church mouse to be a good squirrel hunter. Right? Well . . . that’s one way. But it’s not the only way. First introduced in 1985 by a veteran squirrel hunter named Shannon Talkington from Lake Village, Arkansas, the “Mr. Squirrel”...


Creating Trails and Cutting Shooting Lanes During the Off-Season

Food plots are a great way to attract deer, not only to your property but also to a specific location on that property. But they’re not the only way. There are other ways you can modify the habitat to make it more huntable. Spring and summer are good times to...


How Managing for Older (Bigger) Bucks Helps the Entire Deer Herd

The white-tailed deer is the most revered animal in North America. How do I know that? Because more licensed hunters flock to the field to hunt the whitetail each season than any other species. The whitetail is loved, no doubt. So why is it that people oftentimes confuse trophy management...


7 Elk Hunting Tips from Real-Life Elk Hunters

Elk hunting is a serious sport for serious hunters. There's nothing easy about it. And there are many elk enthusiasts who have a wealth of knowledge. Here we have seven great tips from hunters throughout the country. 1. Truly Understand the Meaning of Elk Hunting It's not just about killing...


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