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Tony J. Peterson

Tony J. Peterson

MeatEater Contributor Tony Peterson has penned hundreds of hunting articles, several books, and developed multiple podcasts. Peterson’s whitetail-related contributions stem from real-world experience and a passion for hunting new ground each season. He's considered one of the top whitetail hunters in the country and is a staunch advocate for public lands.

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How to Train Your Dog to Blood Trail Deer

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How to Train Your Dog to Blood Trail Deer

Western hunters are lucky in a lot of ways, but whitetail hunters have an advantage in tools available for recovering game. If you draw a line along the western borders of Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico, you’re looking at the demarcation for legal use of dogs to aid in game recovery efforts. Anywhere...
Ep. 426: All of the Ways Deer and Dogs Are Connected With Jeremy Moore

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Ep. 426: All of the Ways Deer and Dogs Are Connected With Jeremy Moore

Today on the show, guest host Tony Peterson interviews dog trainer and avid bowhunter, Jeremy Moore. Topics range from blood tracking with dogs, to the weird ways in which sporting dogs can help you improve as a whitetail hunter. Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram...
Ep. 425: Foundations - Big-Picture E-Scouting for Whitetails

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Ep. 425: Foundations - Big-Picture E-Scouting for Whitetails

Today on the show, Tony breaks down taking a macro view of e-scouting for whitetails, whether you’re hunting at home or on the road. Connect with Wired To Hunt and a href="http://themeateater.com/">MeatEater Tony Peterson on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop...
Ep. 423: Foundations - Why You Should Develop a True Love of Deer Scouting

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Ep. 423: Foundations - Why You Should Develop a True Love of Deer Scouting

On this inaugural episode of Wired To Hunt Foundations, Mark and Tony kick it off with a discussion on why they teamed up to create this new mini-series. After that, you’ll hear Tony make his best case possible for why everyone should learn to foster a deep love all types of deer scouting.
5 Mistakes Deer Hunters Make with Trail Cameras

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5 Mistakes Deer Hunters Make with Trail Cameras

Setting up a trail camera to capture quality images and videos isn’t rocket science. It’s also, strangely, not an exact science either. The very nature of nature means that all of the settings available on your chosen cam, coupled with your exact desired location, require more thought than a quick...
3 Common Reasons Broadheads Fail

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3 Common Reasons Broadheads Fail

I quit drinking eight years ago. Since then, I’ve discovered a special kind of hell that occurs when someone is hammered and tries to have a deep conversation with me. This only gets worse when that someone is a stranger and the topic is bowhunting. This past turkey season, while eating a burger in...
How to Select the Best Hunting Arrows for Deer

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How to Select the Best Hunting Arrows for Deer

Deer hunters love to debate. We argue over broadhead styles. We fight over who makes the best bow. We will nearly come to blows over baiting versus food plots versus hunting natural movement. What we don’t get overly passionate about is choosing the best hunting arrows. I talk to a pile of whitetail...
How to Turkey Hunt Small Properties

Turkey

How to Turkey Hunt Small Properties

There are few outdoor pursuits more enjoyable than an all-day run-and-gun mission on a huge tract of turkey ground. If you bust some birds, or the gobbler you’re working shuts up, you can just move on to the next one. Freedom to roam is a wonderful thing, but it’s just not a possibility for everyone...
When to Get Aggressive Calling Turkeys

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When to Get Aggressive Calling Turkeys

Back in the early '90s when I drew my first Minnesota gobbler tag, turkey hunting advice was all the same: Yelp three times and shut up. Give the toms time to commit and, whatever you do, don’t over-call. This advice was mostly bullshit. You can call in toms by yelping three times every hour, but...
Common Hunting Advice That’s BS

Whitetail

Common Hunting Advice That’s BS

The thing about any kind of advice is that’s wholly dependent on countless individual variables, and the recipient’s willingness to even consider it. If anything is out of whack on either side, the advice is generally worthless. Such is the case with much of the hunting wisdom that is often touted...