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5 Invasive Species That Are Threats to Whitetails

White-tailed deer are as successful as they’ve ever been across the country. However, that doesn’t mean they’re immune to the invasive species that they’re forced to share a home with. Some of these are obvious threats to our favorite big game, but others are more cynical than they appear.


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5 All-or-Nothing Plays for Lockdown Phase Bucks

I remember my first Kansas hunt quite well. I arrived just before dark on November 11, 2007, and immediately hung a stand so I could hunt the following morning. Joining me on the hunt and to run the video camera was my mother. We climbed into that ancient cottonwood tree...


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15 Steps to Forge Your Own Deer Skinning Knife

Next to your firearm or bow, a good knife might be the most important tool you take afield. A quality knife is more than a tool. It is the bridge between the taking of an animal and food on the table. A great knife feels alive in your hand, balanced,...


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5 Deer-Bullet Ballistic Coefficient Myths You Still Believe

Rifle-bullet ballistic coefficients are often misunderstood. And ballistic coefficient (BC) in relation to rifle bullets is the new hotness as more hunters develop long-range aspirations. BC relates to sectional density, a projectile’s length in relation to diameter, and how this dictates how efficiently bullets slip through the atmosphere. Atmospheric resistance...


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7 Gun Hunting Myths Most Deer Hunters Still Believe

Myths are common. But how are they born? Several things: false beliefs, exceptional outcomes, folk lore, and tall tales. But the common denominator — bad information. There are many myths out there. Too many to count or include here, in fact. That said, we’re going to dive in and take...


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5 Big Whitetail Hunts You Should Go On

Even average backyard, weekend warriors harbor big whitetail ambitions. A buck with antlers scoring high enough for the record books is the most common dream, of course. And we always want more. Take, for instance, those who aspire to own a piece of quality whitetail property — even if that...


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14 Things to Know About Whitetail Deer Bedding Behavior


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5 Wild Game Chefs and Their Favorite Venison Burger Recipes

The venison burger has a special place among sportsmen. It combines America’s most popular big game, the whitetail, and America’s most popular food — the hamburger. To honor this famous dish, I reached out to five wild game chefs to get their favorite venison burger recipes. Buy Now: Full Season...


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5 Great Spots for All-Day Whitetail Rut Hunts

The rut is a magical time each fall. Does are running like their lives depend on it. Bucks are chasing them like their lives depend on it, too. Both species are activity as if their species will die off if they don’t participate in the festivities. Sheesh. But we aren’t...


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The 8 Best Deer Cartridges for This Season

If two years working in the retail gun trade taught me anything, it’s that anyone who has ever shot a firearm is an expert on the subject. Gun loonies know everything there is to know about rifles and cartridge ballistics and don’t require input from anyone, anytime. Well, at least...


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5 Advanced Ways to Reduce Risks of Falling from Treestands

No one believes they’ll suffer a treestand fall, much less sustain a serious injury or die. I know I didn’t — until I did. Truth is, the odds are against you, as 67 percent of hunters operating from elevated positions eventually fall, according to published CDC accident statistics. Avoiding such...


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The Best Big Game Mascots in Sports

In a 2014 high school mascot survey, it was revealed that seven of the eight most commonly used mascots hail from the animal kingdom. Buy Now: Classic Lined Realtree Edge Clog That's not surprising. What was surprising was that the Eagles, Bulldogs, Tigers, Lions, Wildcats, Cougars, and Panthers have a...


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5 Reasons Bucks Have Antler Growth Deformities

I barely noticed the buck’s limp as it walked toward my treestand at a pace steady and quick enough that if I didn’t grunt him to a stop, I might have missed my chance. But I did notice one side of his rack seemed a little “off.” I was already...


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13 Mistakes Rookie Deer Hunters Make

Deer hunting is a never-ending journey. If you do it and do it right, you should never stop learning. We can know a lot about the white-tailed deer due to the extensive research biologists are conducting. We can perfect approaches and tactics by observing whitetail behavior and implementing said tactics...


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Whitetail Taxidermy Poses for Your Next Deer Mount

Killing a big mature buck is hard. There isn’t anything easy about it. So when it all finally comes together, you want to cherish and remember that memory . You want to encapsulate it. And I like to do that by having my deer mounted. I visited Sam Coffey of...


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The Greats: Top Record Book Whitetails by Category

I’ll be the first to admit that big bucks are not the reason I hunt. If you want to know why I hunt, check out the series The Reason for the Hunt we’ve been producing for the last few months. Then you’ll know why we do what we do. Gear...


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20 Things to Know About Deer Body Language and Behavior

As a prey species, deer communicate through vocalization, body language and scent. A deer uses its whole body — ears, eyes, nose, hair and tail. Whether used singly or in combination, they serve to warn other deer of potential danger, identify family members, convey family relationships, help find mates and...


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5 Risky But Effective Deer Hunting Strategies

Deer hunting is about making the right choices at the right time to put in the right position to take a deer. But mature buck hunting is about taking calculated risks — because each trip afield has the potential to alert him to your presence. And while a bumped buck...


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5 Reasons Not to Call to Whitetail Deer

Calling is a tactic that is either loved or hated by most modern deer hunters. It either works a lot for them, or it rarely does. There isn’t much in-between. But I’m in-between. There are certain times that I will call to deer. But more times than not, I won’t...


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10 Awesome Venison Recipes for Deer Hunters

I’ll give you the top three reasons I deer hunt. Backstrap. Tenderloin. And backstrap. Food — that’s the main reason we hunt, right? It is for me and many hunters that I know. I’m not saying you shouldn’t hunt for fun or to be with family and friends. Those are...


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