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3 Easy Ways You Can Help Whitetail Conservation

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3 Easy Ways You Can Help Whitetail Conservation

If we want to keep enjoying incredible hunting seasons like the one we just had, it’s on us to keep doing the work that allows deer populations and their local landscapes to flourish. Our predecessors have done this work for decades and it’s gotten us to where we are now—what many consider the...
Mark Kenyon Jan 17, 2022
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How to Improve Your Hunting Gear Storage

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How to Improve Your Hunting Gear Storage

Over the years, I’ve collected a ton of stuff for hunting and hunting-related activities. The problem was that I could never find anything that I was looking for when I needed it. So a couple of years ago, I decided that I would figure out a way to store all of my gear in a neat, organized, and easy...
Beau Martonik Jan 14, 2022
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How to Winter Scout for Big Woods Whitetails

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How to Winter Scout for Big Woods Whitetails

My hunting nemesis over the last decade has been the big woods, primarily the miles upon miles of unbroken timber in northern Wisconsin. It’s a region with a low deer density due to a myriad factors. Predators ranging from wolves to bears to coyotes roam the landscape, and one bad winter can set the...
Tony J. Peterson Jan 12, 2022
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What You Need to Know About Whitetail Buck Glands

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What You Need to Know About Whitetail Buck Glands

Most whitetail hunters have at some point inhaled the strong stench wafting from a rutting buck’s tarsal glands. While they may recognize it as the calling card of a mature deer, that’s about the extent of most folks' olfactory understanding. However, for the sake of pursuing an animal that...
Emily Kantner Jan 10, 2022
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What to Look For When Purchasing a Youth Bow

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What to Look For When Purchasing a Youth Bow

When I set out to buy my twin daughters their first real bow in December, I was surprised at the quality and quantity of youth options. It also made me realize that someone could easily be overwhelmed with the task of outfitting their future deer slayer with a decent rig. Countless variables go into...
Tony J. Peterson Jan 7, 2022
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The Art of Backtracking a Whitetail Buck

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The Art of Backtracking a Whitetail Buck

Late winter and early spring is, without question, my favorite time to be in the woods. A thin layer of snow, diverse habitat, and a season's worth of sign offer the makings for a whitetail hunter's best education. All the previous season’s sign stands out, and with the season having recently closed...
Alex Gyllstrom Jan 5, 2022
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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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