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3 Easy Ways You Can Help Whitetail Conservation

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3 Easy Ways You Can Help Whitetail Conservation

If we want to keep enjoying incredible hunting seasons like the one we just had, it’s on us to keep doing the work that allows deer populations and their local landscapes to flourish. Our predecessors have done this work for decades and it’s gotten us to where we are now—what many consider the...
The Ideal Conditions for Late-Season Deer Hunts

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The Ideal Conditions for Late-Season Deer Hunts

It was the last day of muzzleloader season in Michigan and it was time. A cold front pushed through, the rain faded, and temperatures were nearly 30 degrees lower than they were just 24 hours prior. Best of all, my target buck was caught on trail cam during daylight the night before. Conditions were...
3 Natural Food Sources To Hunt Late Season

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3 Natural Food Sources To Hunt Late Season

Ask anyone what is the key to late-season whitetail success, and I can almost guarantee you the first word out of their mouth will be “food.” Food is the name of the game when we get late into the year, and the reasons for that are clear. Deer are now almost entirely focused on recovering from the...
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...
What You Need to Know About the 2021 Rutting Moon

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What You Need to Know About the 2021 Rutting Moon

Here’s the very most important thing you need to know about the 2021 rutting moon: It might not matter at all. It might be a load of hogwash. It might be a steaming pile of good ol' deer camp mythology. Or it might not. As my pal Spencer Neuharth likes to say, the rutting moon is kind of like...
How to Make a Horizontal Rub

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How to Make a Horizontal Rub

The saying “there’s nothing new under the sun” sometimes seems doubly true in the whitetail hunting world. We see the same types of products, ideas, and hunting storylines trotted out year after year. But about a decade ago something truly original did arrive on the scene: horizontal rubs. These...
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...