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How to Improve Your Hunting Gear Storage

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How to Improve Your Hunting Gear Storage

Over the years, I’ve collected a ton of stuff for hunting and hunting-related activities. The problem was that I could never find anything that I was looking for when I needed it. So a couple of years ago, I decided that I would figure out a way to store all of my gear in a neat, organized, and easy...
3 Best Late-Season Whitetail Hunting Spots in the Big Woods

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3 Best Late-Season Whitetail Hunting Spots in the Big Woods

I used to think the late season was a very difficult time to kill a nice mountain buck. In Pennsylvania, rifle season kicks off during the first few weeks of December, and although some great bucks get killed every season, few hunters are consistent from year to year. In most states, hunting...
How to Hunt the Whitetail Rut in Big Woods

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How to Hunt the Whitetail Rut in Big Woods

The rut is simultaneously the most exhilarating and frustrating time to be in the whitetail woods. That being said, your odds of finding a big-woods buck have never been higher than during this time of year. Hunting the big woods has its own set of challenges including unforgiving terrain, thick...
The Pros and Cons of Rubber Boots for Deer Hunting

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The Pros and Cons of Rubber Boots for Deer Hunting

Rubber boots might be the most popular footwear for whitetail hunters, especially over the last decade. There are many reasons they’re beloved among whitetailers, but they’re not perfect for every hunter in every scenario. I hunt the big woods, Appalachian mountain region of Pennsylvania and much of...
The Land Feature Too Many Deer Hunters Ignore

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The Land Feature Too Many Deer Hunters Ignore

Aerial scouting has become a large part of a whitetail hunter’s game plan for finding new land and expanding their current areas. Still, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to shrink a giant tract of public land to a manageable size for actual hunting. You can learn effective ways to e-scout...
Best Food Sources for Big Woods Whitetails

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Best Food Sources for Big Woods Whitetails

For years, I watched outdoor television with whitetail hunters hunting big food plots and crop fields, telling myself how lucky they are to have those designated food sources. As I grew older, I became obsessed with figuring out how to hunt whitetails in the big woods. I realized there are many good...
How to E-Scout Big Woods for Whitetails

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How to E-Scout Big Woods for Whitetails

A majority of the public lands available to hunt whitetails in the North, South, and East are made up of tracts of forests—rather than the farmlands of the Midwest. In my opinion, the Appalachian region gives you the best opportunity to get away from the crowds and find adventure for that reason...
Private Land You Didn’t Know You Could Hunt

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Private Land You Didn’t Know You Could Hunt

Public land deer hunting has grown in popularity over the last 10 years and for good reason. There is an incredible amount of opportunity for quality hunting on these public pieces, but the popularity goes hand in hand with hunting pressure. Growing up in Pennsylvania, I’ve been able to hunt a...
How to Use Mock Scrapes in Summer

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How to Use Mock Scrapes in Summer

The summer months are filled with anticipation and a curiosity to see which bucks survived the winter and how they will grow this year. Mineral sites and other food sources are effective ways to attract bucks to your area and to get pictures of them on your trail camera, but they’re illegal on a lot...