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How to Kill a Whitetail Buck in Late November

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How to Kill a Whitetail Buck in Late November

Once November hits my internal countdown clock begins driving me into a mild panic as each day passes without killing a buck. I know I’m not the only one. A lot of us have been programmed to believe that the first two weeks of November are our absolute best chance to kill a buck all year, and if it...
How to Improve Your Tree Saddle Location

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How to Improve Your Tree Saddle Location

One of the biggest things we’ve learned about tree saddle hunting is that just because you can pop right up any tree doesn’t mean you’re in a good spot. You may be surrounded by limbs and leaves, or worse, you could be upwind or too far from where the deer will likely show up. In this video, Mark...
How to Whitetail Hunt an Apple Orchard

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How to Whitetail Hunt an Apple Orchard

The first time I experienced FOMO (the fear of missing out) was at eight years old when I realized the off-key tune of the ice cream truck was fading into the distance. Nothing was more exciting than the arrival of that rusting freezer on wheels and nothing was more demoralizing than racing to the...
How Weather Impacts Late Season Deer Movement

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How Weather Impacts Late Season Deer Movement

Santa Claus, Christmas carols, and candy canes be damned—now is not the time to get distracted from deer hunting if you still have a tag. The late season can be one of your best chances to kill a buck, but only if you play your cards right. That means paying attention to the weather. Why? By the...
How to Kill a Buck on Food Sources in December

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How to Kill a Buck on Food Sources in December

Late season can be one of your very best chances at a mature buck all year, but that’s only if several criteria are met. The most important of those criteria is simply having a mature buck on your property that’s moving in daylight. Attracting a big buck to your land can be as simple as having food...
3 Places to Find a Post-Rut Buck

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3 Places to Find a Post-Rut Buck

The peak of the whitetail rut is now behind us in most parts of the country. I hate to say that, but it’s true. If you’re still holding on to a buck tag this fact might be causing you some stress, but don’t despair. The post-rut can be just as promising as the peak if you know where to look. Here...
Predicting the 2020 Whitetail Rut

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Predicting the 2020 Whitetail Rut

Every whitetail hunter wants a crystal ball for the rut. When will bucks be chasing? When will breeding happen? When will bucks be moving at midday? Unfortunately, these questions are easier asked than answered. The whitetail deer breeding season can be wildly unpredictable—or as regular as reading...
How to Reap a Whitetail Buck

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How to Reap a Whitetail Buck

“Reaping” has been one of the hottest trends in the turkey hunting world over the last decade. The practice involves a hunter crawling towards a gobbler while concealed by a tail fan until the tom comes in to fend off the perceived challenger. The result is a close-range shot at a fired-up turkey. A...
What You Need to Know About the 2020 Rutting Moon

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What You Need to Know About the 2020 Rutting Moon

Deer hunters love few things more than pondering the whitetail rut. Has it started yet? When will it peak? What gets it going? But the most controversial question of all might be whether the moon has anything to do with the rut. While there’s little to no research that shows a clear correlation...
How to Kill a Whitetail Buck During a Cold Front

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How to Kill a Whitetail Buck During a Cold Front

Utter the words “cold front” around any group of whitetail hunters and you’re sure to get some combination of toothy grins, racing pulses, and nervous hands. Few things incite more optimism and excitement in a whitetail addict. While studies on the impact of dropping temperatures on deer movement...