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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...
3 Places to Kill a Whitetail Buck at Midday

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3 Places to Kill a Whitetail Buck at Midday

The rut can be the great equalizer. Sometimes it’s as simple as spending more time in the field to get more deer on the ground. Sometimes it’s not. But it doesn’t have to be “hunt smarter, not harder.” You can do both. For me, that means sitting all day, but not in the same spots that I’d typically...
The 5 Most Common Mistakes Whitetail Hunters Make

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes Whitetail Hunters Make

There are a thousand ways to skin a cat and a thousand more to muff up a whitetail hunt. The key is learning from your mistakes and adapting accordingly. These mistakes, and how you react to them, will shape you as a hunter—for better or worse. Here are some of the most common errors whitetailers...
How to Hunt Whitetails in Big Woods

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How to Hunt Whitetails in Big Woods

Whitetail hunting is almost synonymous with ag country—where food sources are plentiful and deer movements are predictable. Much hunting media is catered toward those hunters, often at the exclusion of whitetailers in Appalachia, the North Woods, and Rocky Mountains. For those of us who don’t live...