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The Art of Backtracking a Whitetail Buck

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The Art of Backtracking a Whitetail Buck

Late winter and early spring is, without question, my favorite time to be in the woods. A thin layer of snow, diverse habitat, and a season's worth of sign offer the makings for a whitetail hunter's best education. All the previous season’s sign stands out, and with the season having recently closed...
Why Transitions Are the Perfect Rut Setups

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Why Transitions Are the Perfect Rut Setups

Sweet November comes by its reputation honestly. Those precious few weeks each year are the best time to notch your tag on a mature buck. Daylight activity is at an all-time high, and if you're in the right spot, it can be one of the most wonderfully chaotic experiences imaginable in the deer woods...
This Strategy Will Help You Kill More Rutting Bucks

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This Strategy Will Help You Kill More Rutting Bucks

Reflecting back on hunts helps me consistently learn and grow as a hunter. When I began taking rut trips out of state, I started to notice some of my unproductive tendencies. I would spend the first few days in places where it looked like deer should be, but sightings and encounters were spotty at...
3 Places to Kill a Buck During the October Lull

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3 Places to Kill a Buck During the October Lull

The first few weeks of October are almost a season on their own. Everything changes, leaves are turning, farmers are harvesting crops, weather fronts are fluctuating, and bucks are easing into their fall patterns and ranges. It’s also the period known as the infamous October lull. Spending most of...
How to Chum Whitetails

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How to Chum Whitetails

It's hot, the mosquitos and deer flies are out for blood, and velvet racks are packing on inches by the day. If you're a whitetail fanatic itching for fall, it's an exciting time of year. Of course, nothing replaces real-time, in-season intel, but gathering inventory on big bucks that may be around...
How to Easily Create Deer Funnels

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How to Easily Create Deer Funnels

Since the beginning of time, hunters have searched for points of concentrated travel while tracking deer movement. Centuries ago, Native Americans patiently waited over creek crossings, and today hunters try to get the drop on deer coming through bottlenecks in food plots. Taking advantage of high...