Fall

  • 15 Big Deer Hunting Secrets Exposed

    I’m going to be up front and honest with you. Gear Review: Bear Kuma Compound Bow in Realtree EDGE I’m not a biologist. I don’t have a degree in wildlife biology. And I don’t conduct peer-reviewed research on whitetails. But I have dedicated a big portion of my life to...

  • Whiff Factors: Where We Miss Ducks and Geese

    I’ve punched holes in the air all around ducks and geese . Over them? Check. Under them? Yep. Behind them? Certainly. Heck, I’ve even shot in front of them. And sometimes, I’ve missed so badly I questioned whether my shells held any shot (cue muffled laughter from my hunting buddies)...

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15 Steps to Having Bigger Bucks Next Season

Deer hunting isn’t just about big deer. But I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t part of it. It is. And there’s nothing about that to be ashamed of. Gear Review: Bear Kuma Compound Bow in Realtree EDGE I love the challenge of hunting mature deer. As the cliché...


10 Ways to Ruin a Dang Good Deer Camp

Deer camp . It’s something all deer hunters look forward to each season. The thrill of spending time with family and friends in the great outdoors. The camaraderie, food and fun that make deer camp what it is. The anticipation of the hunt to come. All of these things and...


How Lawsuits Impact Wildlife Funding

By: Boone and Crockett Club Legal defense costs are an increasing drain on conservation funding today. Alarmed by the trend, the Boone and Crockett Club has launched a new examination of federal statutes that enable ongoing litigation at a high cost to wildlife and the American taxpayer. The Club’s primary...


13 Things Public Land Deer Hunters Despise You For

The public land scene is much like the private land venue, but with subtle twists. For those who’ve never hunted public land, these things might (or might not) be new to you. Some even apply to private land. But if you’ve spent any length of time hunting open-to-all properties, these...


3 Deadly Public Land Rut Stands

Serious whitetail hunters live for this magical time of the year; the three weeks in November when something amazing can happen at any moment. Bucks can be on their feet at any hour of the day or night. Core areas and home ranges become meaningless as the mature males of...


How to Elk Hunt on a Budget

The elk hunt of a lifetime doesn’t require a guide or prime private ground. In fact, some of the best elk hunting out there is on public land It was the last morning of a week-long elk hunt on public ground. I already had a miss and a blown stalk...


Giant Internet Bucks Part 2

Dan Miller had just pulled the trigger on what he believed to be a nice buck. Sitting over a white oak ridge in western Kentucky, he was hunting a two-day quota hunt in Pennyrile Forest State Park, and the buck, the first whitetail he’d seen all day, had suddenly appeared...


Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Cereal Rye

Commonly confused with rye grass, cereal rye is a much better option for wildlife. While rye grass is poor in health value and palatability, cereal rye will benefit the deer you’re planting it for. Grown as a grain crop, it is most commonly consumed by wildlife (and livestock) during the...


Giant Internet Bucks Part 1

The Internet is a lively thing come deer season. As autumn progresses and bucks begin doing careless things like chasing does across open fields, bows thump and guns boom. Lots of whitetails fall, and every now and then, one of them is a true giant. The biggest of the big...


How to Take Food Plot Soil Samples

Do you conduct soil samples before planting your food plots? It's one of the easiest -- but most overlooked -- steps for most hunters. All food plots grow best at a particular pH level, typically around 6.5. A soil sample will tell you what kind and how much fertilizer needs...


Huntin Grounds: How to Spray Food Plots

It takes work to establish a quality food plot. It takes even more to maintain one. Follow along in this video as Huntin Grounds' Steven Fuller talks about how to spray your food plots. Don't Miss: How to Take Food Plot Soil Samples Are you a deer hunter wanting to...


Road-Killed Waterfowl? The Struggle is Real

While constructing a recent blog post about lightning killing snow geese in Idaho, I thought about other odd ways in which waterfowl die. Diseases play a big role. In some high-density situations, boats might fatally strike roosted birds before dawn. And most folks are aware of aircraft smashing into geese...


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