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How to Chum Whitetails

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How to Chum Whitetails

It's hot, the mosquitos and deer flies are out for blood, and velvet racks are packing on inches by the day. If you're a whitetail fanatic itching for fall, it's an exciting time of year. Of course, nothing replaces real-time, in-season intel, but gathering inventory on big bucks that may be around...
Alex Gyllstrom Aug 2, 2021
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The 3 Most Important Factors for Antler Growth

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The 3 Most Important Factors for Antler Growth

Karl Miller doesn’t hesitate when asked to list the five key factors of antler growth in white-tailed deer. “Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition, nutrition; and then age and genetics, but you can’t do anything about genetics,” said Miller, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School...
Patrick Durkin Jul 30, 2021
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How to Plant a Late-Season Food Plot

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How to Plant a Late-Season Food Plot

It’s easy to overcomplicate the simple process of creating a late-season food plot. We are surrounded by information that provides us clues for how to grow a successful plot. Check out the corn and soybean fields booming across the nation and take your lead from the folks who grow crops for a living...
Tony Hansen Jul 28, 2021
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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...
Mark Kenyon Jul 26, 2021
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The Basics of Summer Scouting Whitetails

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The Basics of Summer Scouting Whitetails

In every state, hunters kill an average of 55% to 65% of the Pope & Young record bucks during the season’s abbreviated rut phase periods. That stat being what it is, it makes sense to scout during the post-season when the rut sign is still visible (scrapes, licking branches, runways in bedding areas...
John Eberhart Jul 23, 2021
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Why I Love to Shoot Young Bucks

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Why I Love to Shoot Young Bucks

Throwing haymakers at some idiot during a housewarming party is not something I’d recommend, especially if you already have six stitches in your punching knuckle. You’ll blow them out, get kicked out of the party, and accomplish nothing except proving why sobriety is probably the right path for you...
Tony J. Peterson Jul 21, 2021
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Photos: Record-Book Whitetail Found Dead in Ohio

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Photos: Record-Book Whitetail Found Dead in Ohio

Jason Kline has been hunting a once-in-a-lifetime whitetail in northwest Ohio for the last four seasons. That pursuit came to an end this weekend when Kline finally got his hands on the buck’s rack—but it wasn’t the conclusion he hoped for. Kline found the long-expired buck while shed hunting on...
Spencer Neuharth Jan 25, 2021
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3 Men Cited for Poaching 34-Point Buck

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3 Men Cited for Poaching 34-Point Buck

Wardens recently concluded a three-month investigation centered around a 34-point whitetail that was poached this fall in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. Alex Laffey, Dion Laffey, and Eugene Heisler, all from Eau Claire, have been charged with multiple wildlife violations. According to Wisconsin...
Spencer Neuharth Mar 2, 2021
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Video: Zombie Deer with Unbelievable Wound Caught on Trail Camera

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Video: Zombie Deer with Unbelievable Wound Caught on Trail Camera

If the video doesn’t play, follow this link to YouTube to watch. Chris Evans, a whitetail hunter from Illinois, could hardly believe what his trail cameras captured last weekend. In an October 17th photo and October 18th video, a zombie-like deer with an enormous wound passes through his property...
Spencer Neuharth Oct 25, 2020
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This Might Be the New World Record Whitetail

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This Might Be the New World Record Whitetail

Social media is abuzz this morning as deer hunters fawn over what might be the new world record whitetail. Guner Womack, a teen out of Oklahoma, arrowed this incredible 8×8 buck last night while hunting over a wheat field. “We’ve had him on camera for several years and watched him grow up,” Womack...
Spencer Neuharth Oct 23, 2019
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Official Scorers Confirm New West Virginia Whitetail Record

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Official Scorers Confirm New West Virginia Whitetail Record

Jody Dalton killed a massive whitetail with his bow in Wyoming County, West Virginia, on Nov. 6, 2020. He speculated it would beat the current state record of 188 ⅞ inches but needed to wait 60 days to get an official score. On Jan. 13, 2021, official scorers measured the buck at West Virginia...
Maggie Hudlow Jan 15, 2021
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Video: Whitetail Buck Fights Angus Bull

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Video: Whitetail Buck Fights Angus Bull

Hunter Weber of Buckley, Illinois, makes the rounds scouting for deer almost every day in November. Despite spending tons of time observing whitetails during the rut, he witnessed something last weekend that he’s never seen before. In an encounter that lasts just over a minute, a young whitetail...
Spencer Neuharth Nov 23, 2020
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The Dumbest Poacher of 2019

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The Dumbest Poacher of 2019

Earlier this month, Dugan Traversie entered a plea deal with prosecutors for his role in a poaching case that dates back to last fall. Traversie was ordered to pay $9,000 in restitution to Timber Lake Elk Ranch, one-year probation, and one year without hunting. Since the judgement by the U.S...
Spencer Neuharth Jun 17, 2020
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