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The Truth About Frontal Shots on Deer

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The Truth About Frontal Shots on Deer

It’s November 11. Temps are in the mid-20s. You took a week’s vacation, have hunted seven straight days, and have yet to lay eyes on a shooter buck. After eating the sandwich you packed for lunch, you climb down to relocate for the evening’s hunt. Shortly after taking your bow off the tether, you...
Dylan Tramp Sep 24, 2021
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A Guaranteed Way to Ruin Any Deer Hunt

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A Guaranteed Way to Ruin Any Deer Hunt

Consistent whitetail success and enjoyment hinges on two very different aspects of every hunt. The first involves all of the stuff we can’t control, like weather, the actions of other hunters, and the cosmic, known-only-to-them whims upon which all deer operate. The second is what we can control...
Tony J. Peterson Sep 23, 2021
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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...
Mark Kenyon Sep 22, 2021
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How to Deer Hunt Standing Corn

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How to Deer Hunt Standing Corn

While many hunters value agricultural fields as reliable food sources for deer, one negative aspect of standing cornfields is that mature bucks rarely leave them. Standing corn makes for secure bedding, feeding, and breeding. These reasons give bucks little reason to stray very far. Rather than...
John Eberhart Sep 20, 2021
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Best Food Sources for Big Woods Whitetails

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Best Food Sources for Big Woods Whitetails

For years, I watched outdoor television with whitetail hunters hunting big food plots and crop fields, telling myself how lucky they are to have those designated food sources. As I grew older, I became obsessed with figuring out how to hunt whitetails in the big woods. I realized there are many good...
Beau Martonik Sep 17, 2021
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Why September is the Best Month to Hunt Scrapes

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Why September is the Best Month to Hunt Scrapes

Hunt with me just once, and you’ll know at least one thing about me: I focus a lot of my whitetail attention on scrapes. Even in September, which goes against conventional whitetail wisdom. I think I make a sound argument that September and early October is the best time to target a mature whitetail...
Tony Hansen Sep 16, 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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