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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...

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    5 Tips to Overcome Target Panic

    Target panic is something that practically all archers go through at some point. Even the best shooters go through it. World champions like Levi Morgan and Travis “T-Bone” Turner have experienced it. So, don’t feel like you’re alone if you are too. It happens. And there’s certainly nothing to be...

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The Myth of the Nocturnal Buck

You hear it every season. “Yeah, I’ve got a ton of pictures of him but they’re all at night. He’s nocturnal. Won’t be killing that big guy.” Insert sigh here. I might catch a little flack for saying this — but there’s no such thing as a nocturnal buck. Sure,...


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...


Enhance Soil Microflora to Improve Your Food Plots

With fertilizer costs on the rise, it is tempting for landowners to skip fertilizing their food plots this fall and assume that soil nutrients are adequate. As long as the soil has ample residual nutrients for the next planting, skipping fertilizer won't hurt. But testing the soil in food plots...


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...


Try Hunting Fall Turkeys This Season

Haven’t tried this “second season” turkey hunting tradition? It's legal in 42 states around the country. Not yours? Road trip? Here's why you should . . . 1. Scouting Deer It will help you scout for deer firearms season, which often arrives later than fall turkey dates. 2. Improve Skills...


How to Hunt Fall Turkeys

After the long summer of waiting, it’s finally fall. Orange, red and yellow leaves shimmer in the autumn morning sunlight. Crisp air revitalizes us after months of steaming days; reason enough to be out in the painted woods. For some of us, the shifting seasons mean one thing: fall turkey...


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8 Tips for Competing in Archery Tournaments from Travis “T-Bone” Turner

Tournament archery is an activity and pastime that most people can enjoy. If you can draw a bow, it’s for you. It’s fun and provides a great opportunity to get outside with family and friends and enjoy the great outdoors. And if you’re good, the bragging rights aren’t too bad,...


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13 Reasons You Have Bad Fortune with Food Plots

Ask Michael Scott from “The Office” and he’ll tell you he isn’t superstitious. Instead, he’s just a little ‘stitious. But in the real world, luck isn’t a thing. I think, most times, you create your own luck — good or bad. Knowledge, understanding and preparedness lead to “good luck.” Lack...


Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Oats

Oats. Come fall and winter, it’s what’s for dinner. This cool-season food source is extremely attractive during colder late-fall and winter days. This is an excellent choice for deer hunters who like to plant cereal grains. This plant species is very high in carbohydrates — which is what helps deer...


Buck Commander's Luke Bryan Gets a Bad Case of Buck Fever

Deer hunting is full of highs and lows. This is a great example of what it's like when things go right. Watch as Buck Commander's Luke Bryan tags a giant buck and expresses how much he enjoys the hunt. Don't Miss: The 8 Easiest Mature Buck Personalities to Hunt Are...


Slow Motion Playback of Bowhunter Missing Big Buck

Missing a deer is never fun. But if you hunt long enough, it'll happen. Hunt even longer and it'll happen repeatedly. That's part of it. So check out this miss from " Backwoods Life " and see it happen in slow motion. Don't Miss: 7 Bad Archery Shots Not to...


Muzzleloader Misfires During Snowy Deer Hunt

Misfires aren't necessarily common in the muzzleloader world. But they do happen. Check out this excerpt from a Kevin Knighton "Backwoods Life" deer hunt where a misfire cost them a deer. Don't Miss: Deer Hunting with a Muzzleloader Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your...


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