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How to Find Whitetail Sanctuaries on Public Land

Scout

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?

Gear

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

Turkey

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...
How to Hunt Urban Turkeys

Turkey

How to Hunt Urban Turkeys

It is no secret that urbanization is progressing rapidly across the nation—often at the expense of wildlife habitat. While development can be bad news for many species that depend on undisrupted habitat, some animals flourish in urban settings, especially wild turkeys. Calling on the edge of town...
How to Find the Dumbest Tom in the Woods

Turkey

How to Find the Dumbest Tom in the Woods

Frustrated turkey hunters often talk about the need to find unpressured birds, with optimism that these animals will be easier to pattern or deceive. On public lands, or highly pressured private ground, finding these places can be easier said than done. During your continued search for the...
How to Kill a Tom on Public Land

Turkey

How to Kill a Tom on Public Land

On the surface, the idea of taking to the woods to shoot a turkey appears simple. Listen for one to gobble, slink in its direction, make a few imitation hen calls, and shoot it in the face. After all, they have brains the size of a peanut and lack the superb sense of smell that makes hunting your...
3 Things Gun Hunters Can Learn from Bowhunters

Big Game

3 Things Gun Hunters Can Learn from Bowhunters

According to the most recent survey conducted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, there are approximately 11.5 million licensed hunters nationwide. Of these 11.5 million, 3.6 million are bowhunters. Statistically speaking, that means about 68% of the hunting population only hunt with firearms. I...
3 Things Every Hunter Should Do Before Turkey Season

Turkey

3 Things Every Hunter Should Do Before Turkey Season

There are few guarantees in hunting, but one thing is true across all species: being prepared will significantly increase your odds of success. Turkey hunting is no different. If you’re looking to get a jump start on this turkey season, here are some good ways to invest your time. Scout Scouting...
How to Kill a Limit of Rabbits with a Bow

Small Game

How to Kill a Limit of Rabbits with a Bow

As big game seasons close across the country, it’s a good time to turn your focus to small game. Not only are rabbits great table fare, but they also offer an excellent opportunity to sharpen your archery skills. After all, this is probably the time of year when bows are neglected most. Lessons...
3 Places to Kill a Whitetail Buck at Midday

Hunt

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...