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55 Hours on Stand for a Canada 12-Pointer

Paul Beasley with Canada in the Rough is all about big game hunting, especially for trophy whitetails. It comes as no surprise that he recently bagged another big buck. The latest comes out of Saskatchewan, Canada. Traveling to hunt with Dean Kypers and Buck Country Outfitters, Beasley expected a great...


15 Ways to Bag More Late Season Small Game

Hunting upland game animals like rabbits, squirrels, quail, and grouse can be really tough during wintertime, especially late in the season. Snow and ice have destroyed food supplies and cover, reducing wild game populations considerably from what they were earlier. Hunters and predators have taken a toll on the game,...


A Surprise Missouri Monster Buck from the Ground

Jesse Marlin, of Missouri, spends a lot of time chasing whitetails. He has hunted with bows and guns his entire life. “I’ve taken dozens of bucks from 150 to 180-plus inches,” he said. “My last buck was 186-6/8 inches with a bow. This buck ended a four-year dry spell.” Incredibly,...


A 200-Class Typical Buck with a .30-30

“I’m still processing all of it,” Kate Sanford said of her opening-day Missouri hunt when she nailed a mega-buck. That morning, she’d been hunting with her husband, Shawn, which is rare since they have three daughters, including an 11-year-old and 6-year-old twins. Usually, one watches the children while the other...


Son Bags the Big Buck His Dad Missed Last Season

It was 14 degrees in southern Ohio on November 19. Twelve-year-old Ashton Copas, who has Down syndrome, had outgrown his hunting clothes and was wearing his mother’s Realtree Edge camo. Ashton doesn’t like gloves, so he’d occasionally stuff his hands into his mother’s coat to warm them up. Ashton’s father,...


The Mid-Gun-Season Blues: When Times Get Tough

After the barrage of cannon fire you heard opening week, do any big bucks still roam the timber? You start to wonder. But remember, an old hip-swaying, big-racked whitetail is the ultimate survivor. Hunting one is never easy, especially during the middle of gun season. But hang in there, and...


Reasons Why Late-Season Deer Hunting Sucks … and Why It’s Great, Too

The big buck ambled through the snow-laden hayfield 180 degrees behind me. I was sitting on the ground overlooking a river bottom that wraps around the field edge with my muzzleloader on my lap when I craned left and saw tines. Unfortunately, several deer were between me and the bruiser...


20 Weird and Funny Treestand Names and Their Stories

Hunters who share access and hunt together tend to name treestands and blinds. It’s fun and necessary, especially when trying to identify where someone is going for the day. So, if you’re slapping a handle on a spot, why not make it creative, funny or even weird? Here are 20...


Should You Join a Hunting Club Next Season?

The hunting club lifestyle has a great following in America, but it’s especially common in the Southeast. From Texas to South Carolina, Kentucky to Florida, hunt clubs are the norm. But for those who’ve never been a part of one, and those considering joining, it can seem a mystery. Is...


First Aid Every Hunter Should Know

“That looks bad.” That was all I said as I looked at the blood gushing from my buddy’s hand. An hour earlier, he’d sunk an arrow in a Booner whitetail and got a little careless while field-dressing the deer. We typically open the ribcage to make the trachea easier to...


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20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You

I’m not saying your granddaddy isn't a good deer hunter. Chances are he’s killed more bucks with his open-sighted, lever-action .30-30 than all the local youngins hollerin’ “Smoked him,” “Pole-axed that joker,” or my personal (least) favorite, “Just gave that ol’ slob a dirt nap” combined. And he'll shame a...


Ohio Hunter Shoots 21-Point Buck, Recovers It with His Foot

Ohio deer hunter Alex Wieging found himself in a unique situation this season. The Ohio DNR established an early gun season that ran Oct. 8 through 10. Wieging’s goal? Get a crack at one of his target bucks — one in particular. “The first run-in I had with this deer...


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