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What to Know About Treestand Safety Harnesses

Safety when hunting aloft should be at the forefront of our thoughts. We owe it to our families as well as ourselves. If you have loved ones who really care about you, then you need to be wearing a full-body safety system. Like most hunters, I’ve got several harnesses stored...


What All Happens When a Buck Tends a Doe

Alright. Alright. Alright. Let the jokes flow forth. Go ahead. Get them all out. We’ll wait. We’re still waiting. You good now? Oops. Sorry. Knew you had one more chuckle-maker in ya. Now to the good stuff. Let’s talk peak rut. So, what really happens when a whitetail buck tends...


Crossbow Hunter Grunts Boone and Crockett Buck Into Range

In 2016, Illinois’ Boden Lee Brandt learned that a big buck was roaming the 140-acre property he’s been hunting since he was 12 years old. The property, owned by a family relative, has a large field bordered by a block of “really good timber,” as Brandt put it. “I know...


10 Commandments of Taxidermy When Prepping Deer for the Taxidermist

I’ve always been a fan of European mounts. They take up less room, cost less money, and have a certain aesthetic that shoulder mounts just can’t match. However, when I arrowed my first Booner last season, it was an easy decision to get a full mount done. I was lost...


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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...


3 Ways to Find Pressured Deer

Here are three super hunting tactics that could spell the difference between wall-hanger success and deer-tag soup. Racks In The Rabbit Patch While we deer hunters tend to lean toward the woodlands when hunting, after being hunted for a few weeks, the deer that were there seem to increasingly disappear...


Why Bucks Push Does to Weird Places During the Rut

It’s the rut. You’re sitting in your favorite November-time treestand. Expectations are high for a buck traveling through that pinch-point in front of you. And then you spot a big buck — hot on the heels of a doe — and they both disappear into a car-garage-sized thicket of cover...


How to Not Pressure Deer

Pressure is one of the largest dampeners of deer movement on a given property. The more hunting pressure there is, the more it affects the local deer herd. That translates to fewer opportunities to tag one of those deer you’ve been targeting all season. Luckily, there are ways to prevent...


Technological Advancements of Hunting: Harmful or Helpful?

I am overwhelmed with fulfillment when I hunt. Especially when I observe something new, like noticing that a fox squirrel has the tendency to pause a little longer on a tree branch than a gray squirrel, or being surprised by a 350-pound black bear when he sneaks up just 10...


Why Bad Archery Shots Aren't Always What They Seem

Here we discuss that while bad shots are still bad shots, they aren't always as bad as they seem to be. Hear why that is in this video. And remember, always stay with the blood trail (or lack thereof) when you wound an animal. Never give up on a deer...


Catchin' Deers: The November 2018 Rut Forecast

A look at the hunting forecast for November 2018. It's cloudy with a chance of booners. Better get in the woods and make it happen, captain. Or you'll be a sad little duckling when that big joker strolls by your camera trap an hour after sunrise. So go get 'em...


10 Steps to Stalking Deer With a Bow

Looking for that edge on deer this year? This strategic gem could be your ticket to a wall-hanger . That said, most bowhunters opt to do their whitetail hunting from treestands, be it during the early, mid or late portion of the season. However, you can also effectively stillhunt. The...


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