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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...


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...


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...


How to Travel with Firearms

Because so many of you will be flying to your hunting destinations this fall, there are some procedures you need to know before traveling with firearms. The events of Sept. 11, 2001, have changed life in America in many ways. Although the country is trying to return to a semblance...


Scoring Your Whitetail Trophy

Not every buck needs to make the records book to be considered a trophy, but if you‘re curious as to how your buck measures up, here are some tips on how to score your whitetail. Tools of the Trade To accurately score your buck, you will need a 1/4-inch wide,...


Gear Review: Arctic Shield Boot Insulator Dry Ice Test

In this video, the Arctic Shield Boot Insulator is put to the test. How will it perform? Find out now. You might be surprised. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out our...


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14 Things to Know About Whitetail Deer Bedding Behavior


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