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5 Gear Hacks for Cold Weather Deer Hunting

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5 Gear Hacks for Cold Weather Deer Hunting

Late season hunts pose a unique set of challenges, the most apparent of which is staying warm. This is especially true for whitetail hunts when you’ll be sitting nearly motionless for hours on end, generating little to no excess body heat. To combat the cold and make the hunt an enjoyable experience...
Can You Burn Out a Rut Stand?

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Can You Burn Out a Rut Stand?

It’s easy to think that once the rut is in full swing you ought to be spending every possible waking moment on stand. While this certainly may be a valid argument, does it mean that you should sit your best stand day in and day out? Some believe it’s impossible to burn out a rut stand simply because...
3 Unconventional Whitetail Rut Hunting Tactics

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3 Unconventional Whitetail Rut Hunting Tactics

We’ve all been there: The rut is in full swing, yet mature buck encounters are slim to none. You’ve sat your best bedding areas, transition zones, and destination food sources, but the woods have been quiet. If this sounds all too familiar, it might be time to think outside the box and leave no...
The Truth About Frontal Shots on Deer

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The Truth About Frontal Shots on Deer

It’s November 11. Temps are in the mid-20s. You took a week’s vacation, have hunted seven straight days, and have yet to lay eyes on a shooter buck. After eating the sandwich you packed for lunch, you climb down to relocate for the evening’s hunt. Shortly after taking your bow off the tether, you...
How to Find Bucks After They Shed Velvet

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How to Find Bucks After They Shed Velvet

If you’re fortunate enough to hunt whitetails in early September, you know how effective it can be to pattern bucks on their summer feeding routine. Factors like hunting pressure vary a bit from state to state, but this summer feeding pattern will soon come to an end, which often happens in...
How to Kill a Whitetail Buck on Opening Day

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How to Kill a Whitetail Buck on Opening Day

September is a celebrated month among the hunting community. While some hunters focus on bugling bulls or rutting antelope, September is equally tantalizing for whitetail hunters. While keeping areas fresh for the November rut can be a sage strategy for whitetailers, you might be missing out on some...
What Whitetail Hunters Should Know About Mule Deer Hunting

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What Whitetail Hunters Should Know About Mule Deer Hunting

Let’s be honest, even if you say you’re happy hunting whitetails on your back 40, deep down you’ve always wanted to try chasing mule deer out West. Why not make this the year you finally do it? The good news is archery deer tags are still easy to come by and there are fewer barriers to entry than...
How to Find Whitetail Sanctuaries on Public Land

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How to Find Whitetail Sanctuaries on Public Land

Whitetail deer might be one of the most adaptable species in North America. From the suburbs to the backcountry, whitetail can scratch out a living seemingly anywhere. While many whitetail hunters seek out idealistic habitat littered with large ag fields, food plots, flowing creeks, and ample...
Are High Front-of-Center Arrows Overrated?

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Are High Front-of-Center Arrows Overrated?

Hop on your favorite internet hunting forum, podcast, or YouTube channel and you are likely to come across bowhunters debating arrow setups and advocating for high front-of-center arrows, often abbreviated to FOC. Trends come and go in the archery world, but this one has been a trendy subject for...
How to Kill a Silent Tom

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How to Kill a Silent Tom

One of the most frustrating parts of chasing longbeards is having them go silent. We've all been there—and we've all failed to kill these birds. When this happens, start by asking yourself "why?" What part of the breeding cycle is it? If it’s late season, toms are likely cruising the landscape...