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Everything I Use on DIY, Out-of-State Deer Hunts

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Everything I Use on DIY, Out-of-State Deer Hunts

I’ve traveled across the country to hunt whitetails everywhere from Ohio to Montana, Idaho to Indiana, and most points in between. Every time I embark on one of these trips, I receive dozens of messages asking about what clothing, gear, or camping equipment I’m taking with me. About five years ago...
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...
4 Eco-Friendly Ways to Manage Food Plot Weeds

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4 Eco-Friendly Ways to Manage Food Plot Weeds

At their essence, food plots for wildlife involve the planting and promoting of a desirable group of plant species at the exclusion of others. This requires removal or management of those undesirable species, commonly referred to as “weeds.” The problem is that weed management in food plots has...
The Best Archery Advice I've Ever Gotten

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The Best Archery Advice I've Ever Gotten

The best archery advice I ever got came to me in a dream. No, that’s not right. Maybe it was from a friend? Or was it a guest on my podcast? Honestly I can’t remember where or when or how exactly this nugget of wisdom arrived in my consciousness. But that’s not important. What is important is the...
The Easiest Way to Add Water to Your Deer Property

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The Easiest Way to Add Water to Your Deer Property

It’s routinely preached that deer need three things to flourish: food, cover, and water. If this trifecta of whitetail necessities were a rock band, food sources would sing lead vocals, cover would play the guitar, and water would pluck the bass—quiet, omnipresent in the background, and rarely...
How to Read a Whitetail Buck Bed

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How to Read a Whitetail Buck Bed

Buck beds are trendy as hell and the hype very well might be deserved. These earthy ovals in the dirt are truly valuable pieces of sign. But finding a buck bed and actually using that intel to kill a buck are two very different things. The trick to taking action on a bed is to move beyond just...
The Best Gear for Summertime Glassing

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The Best Gear for Summertime Glassing

The sinking sun, buzzing mosquitoes, clinging humidity, and wafting aroma of cornsilk. And yes, of course, the flicking white tails amidst a distant sea of green. I love this scene more than any other during the whitetailer’s off-season. Whether I’m driving the neighborhood or staking out the back...
How to Age a Buck on the Hoof in Summer

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How to Age a Buck on the Hoof in Summer

It happens every summer. Sometimes it’s a trail cam pic, sometimes it’s a sighting at the back of a bean field. Regardless of what form it takes, the adrenaline rush and the questions are always the same. Is that a shooter? Is that going to be the buck? For some people, the answer to those questions...
A Whitetail Terrain Feature that Works From Montana to Maine

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A Whitetail Terrain Feature that Works From Montana to Maine

Deer behavior, hunting culture, and tactics can all vary wildly by region. But one fact remains true from Montana to Maine and all whitetail country in between—creek and river bottoms are dynamite for deer hunting. These winding water systems provide food and cover, funnel deer movement, and provide...
The Cheat Code for Deer Hunting Swamps

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The Cheat Code for Deer Hunting Swamps

As a born and bred Michigan whitetail hunter, I was raised on the gospel of deer hunting swamps. Grandpa solemnly preached the virtues of seeking out the black-booted bucks that called these wetlands home and implored me to become a “swamp stomper” as well. I listened, and I've experienced the...