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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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3 Hot Tips for Cottontail Rabbit Hunting

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3 Hot Tips for Cottontail Rabbit Hunting

Cottontail rabbit hunting is a simple proposition on paper. You either push through the gnarly stuff until bunnies bust out and roll them with a load of 7.5 shot, or slip along a brushy fenceline with a scoped .22 and plink them as they hang tight and try to blend in. Both strategies can work well...
3 Hot Tips for Hunting Snowshoe Hares

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3 Hot Tips for Hunting Snowshoe Hares

As waterfowl and upland seasons close around the country, there may be no better winter small game pursuit than snowshoe hares. For starters, unlike their cottontail cousins, they don’t burrow. They live aboveground all year long, which means that even if you’re stuck in a polar vortex and...