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  • 10 Aggressive Deer Hunting Tactics for Late-Season Whitetails

    Are you a diehard deer hunter? Still have a whitetail tag in your pocket with a few days of season left on the calendar? If that’s you, and you still have the mustard to get out and brave the cold, here are 10 aggressive deer hunting tactics for those last-minute,...

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    7 Reasons You Didn’t Kill a Late-Season Buck

    It’s cold outside — very cold. Bone-chilling temperatures. Skin-slicing winds. Eye-blinding snow. It’s a winter not-so-wonderful wonderland out there right now. But hey, it’s still deer season, right? Actually, for most, deer season is over now. A handful of states still have a few days (or weeks) to go just...

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ATA Show 2018: 3-D Turkey Hunting Archery Targets

Arrowing 3-D turkey archery targets is both fun and practical. It's one way of making sure you're ready when a gobbling longbeard steps into range of your blind or open-ground setup and you draw back for the shot. We're on the ATA 2018 show floor checking out new products before...


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North American Super Slam: 29 Big Game Animals You Need

For me, the true meaning of hunting is for food and adventure. It’s for sustenance of both the body and mind. And chasing big game animals has been a very large part of many lives across the world. Thus the Super Slam® of North American Big Game was born. Grand...


Big Jim's Bow Building: How to Build a Traditional Bow

Big Jim's Bow Building is a custom bow builder based in Albany, Georgia. He builds both recurve and longbows. He also sells wood to other bow builders, like Bear Archery. If you've ever wanted to learn the bow-building process, or you're simply intrigued by it, follow along as Big Jim...


7 Questions You Should Ask About Doe Management

Doe management is a major part of deer hunting. The world we live in is much different than it was 30, 20, even 10 years ago. And as coyotes and other predators continue to become an ever-increasing factor, analyzing doe harvests will become even more important. That’s why we teamed...


5 Differences Between the Northern and Southern Whitetail Ruts

The rut is a magical time to be in the woods. Bucks are running around like teenage boys. Deer activity is rising. Tags are being filled. North or South, it’s a grand time to be a deer hunter. But what really are the differences between the northern and southern ruts?...


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5 Best Deer Hunting Uses for Duck Tape®

Duck Tape®. Every redneck and right-minded outdoorsman (woman) has some. And if they don’t, well, they ain’t American. The legacy that follows Duck Tape is quite fascinating from a country fellow’s point of view. How does a brand of tape become so engrained into the outdoors? It’s everywhere. Duck Tape...


5 Tips for Killing a Rutting Buck in the South

A lot of deer hunters say deer hunting the rut in the South is completely different than hunting in the North. While some aspects of that are true (timing of the rut, length of the rut, etc.), the fundamentals of rut hunting remain the same. Here are five tips that...


5 Places to Find Giant Late-Season Bucks

It’s the late season. It’s cold. Friggin’ cold. But you’ve still got a tag in your pocket. And I do, too. I’ve had a pretty darn good season. I killed a very nice Kentucky droptine buck early on during archery season. Since then, I’ve been a part of some great...


Gear Review: Hunter Safety System UltraLite Flex Harness

Treestand safety is the most important thing to remember when chasing whitetails. Why? It's the No. 1 cause of death in deer hunting. Not accidental gun deaths. Not wild animal attacks. Treestand falls. Hunter Safety System is here to help prevent that. Regardless of the brand, make sure you're using...


How to Stalk a Black Bear

It was a lazy October day, remarkable only in that I was outside and away from my desk with the forest an utter cornucopia of hunting possibilities. I was bowhunting tassel-eared squirrels with my good friends Dave Faiello and Pat Keith in New Mexico’s northern Gila National Forest. Essentially, it...


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7 Weird Whitetail Oddities

There are a lot of weird things that occur in the world of whitetails. That goes without saying. But I’m willing to bet that there are some occurrences that many of you may have never heard of before. Here are seven. Ever seen any of these in the wild? Go...


Bowhunting: Archery’s Two Forgotten Brothers

Maurice and Will Thompson may be two of the most important people in archery that you’ve never heard of. They’re not 3D champions or holders of the latest mega-racked world record, which seems to define our current batch of “heroes.” It’s understandable how you might have missed them. The Thompson’s...


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