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Is the Whisker Biscuit Dead?

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Is the Whisker Biscuit Dead?

Just as the bulk of bowhunters fall on opposite extremes in the fixed versus mechanical broadhead debate, most also hold strong opinions on arrow rests. Though drop-away style products reign supreme and continue to push the boundaries of new innovation, Whisker Biscuits still seem to have a place in...
How Jeff Sturgis Makes Easy Land Improvements for Whitetails

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How Jeff Sturgis Makes Easy Land Improvements for Whitetails

Hailing from a non-hunting family, Jeff Sturgis is a self-taught whitetail habitat expert. With a passion for bowhunting bucks and the very little food plot guidance available in the 90s, he was forced to just figure it out. Three decades and hundreds of designed parcels later, Sturgis said “there...
4 Ways to Cut Weight from Your Tree Stand

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4 Ways to Cut Weight from Your Tree Stand

To be consistently successful on pressured public land, hunters must go where the deer are and other hunters aren’t. This flexible style of mobile hunting might mean moving to a new spot every sit. But if you’re carrying in a climber or hang-on each time, it can become a real grind—especially when...
What You Need to Know About Whitetail Buck Glands

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What You Need to Know About Whitetail Buck Glands

Most whitetail hunters have at some point inhaled the strong stench wafting from a rutting buck’s tarsal glands. While they may recognize it as the calling card of a mature deer, that’s about the extent of most folks' olfactory understanding. However, for the sake of pursuing an animal that...
How Neil Dougherty Kills Big Late-Season Bucks

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How Neil Dougherty Kills Big Late-Season Bucks

Most hunters live for the rut and invest the bulk of their vacation days in this unpredictable yet exciting time of year in the whitetail woods. But Neil Dougherty isn’t most hunters. A wildlife habitat consultant with decades of land management and whitetail success under his belt, Dougherty would...
How The Hunting Public Finds Quality Public Land Deer Hunting

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How The Hunting Public Finds Quality Public Land Deer Hunting

Tagging a buck in country that's crawling with competition is no small feat, but Aaron Warbritton, Greg Clements, and the rest of The Hunting Public crew consistently put monsters on the ground on public ground. They don’t get hung up on old-school hunting methods, and instead credit bold tactics...
How Adam Hays Finds the Biggest Buck on a Property

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How Adam Hays Finds the Biggest Buck on a Property

With dozens of Pope and Young bucks under his belt, four of which broke the 200-inch barrier, Adam Hays makes it look easy. But his consistent success hinges on a methodical, year-round strategy for zeroing in on a specific buck and waiting for the exact right moment to strike. He’s fine-tuned the...
How Mark Drury Predicts Buck Movement Based on Wind

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How Mark Drury Predicts Buck Movement Based on Wind

The name Drury has become synonymous with deer hunting. Dubbed “the mad scientist” by some hunters, Mark Drury has dissected deer behavior—specifically mature buck movement—for decades. And there’s certainly a method to his madness. Drury’s smartphone application, DeerCast, launched in 2018. He says...
How Andrae D'Acquisto Unconventionally Scouts for Big Bucks

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How Andrae D'Acquisto Unconventionally Scouts for Big Bucks

“Hunt like a wolf. Period.” When I asked Lone Wolf Custom legend Andrae D’Acquisto his top-shelf tips for whitetail scouting, he boiled it all down to behaving like his company’s namesake predator. While many whitetail hunters will put in some legwork throughout the summer and maybe hang a couple...