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5 Best DIY Whitetail States for 2021

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5 Best DIY Whitetail States for 2021

It’s becoming increasingly common to travel outside of home states in pursuit of North America’s most popular game animal. Although nearly every state hosts huntable whitetail populations, there are a few that stand above the rest. These states have exceptional public land opportunities, economical...
3 Best DIY Whitetail States for 2020

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3 Best DIY Whitetail States for 2020

It’s becoming increasingly common to travel beyond the border of home states in pursuit of punching tags on North America’s most popular game animal. Although nearly every state hosts huntable whitetail populations, there are a few that stand above the rest. These states have exceptional public land...
Are Big Rubs Made by Big Bucks?

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Are Big Rubs Made by Big Bucks?

For archers seeking out deer sign, it doesn’t get much more obvious than rubs. In most cases, rubs start showing up in mid-September when bucks begin to feel a spike in testosterone. It’s a visual and chemical way for deer to communicate: shredding the bark off a tree while leaving behind scent from...
Fact Checker: Can You Identify a Mature Buck by Droppings?

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Fact Checker: Can You Identify a Mature Buck by Droppings?

Myths, lies and old wives’ tales loom large in the outdoor pursuits. Here at MeatEater, we’re dedicated to separating facts from bullsh*t, so we created this series to examine suspect yarns. If there’s a belief, rumor or long-held assumption you’d like us to fact check, drop us a note at factchecker...
The Buck That Never Shed Its Antlers

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The Buck That Never Shed Its Antlers

This summer I was tipped off that a hunter in northern Iowa had a hard-horned buck at his farm on the Fourth of July. Accompanying the message was a trail camera picture dated appropriately, showing a velvet buck and a hard-horned buck at the same mineral pile. I was skeptical, so I tracked down the...