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By Erik Barber
It’s early November and the rut is in high-gear. The buck you’ve spent your time daydreaming about finally appears and cautiously steps into the small food plot that a handful of other deer visited throughout the day. As he scent checks the plot and gazes into the timber, you release an arrow and the game is over.
We’ve seen this exact scenario time and time again on TV or one the web, but is something like this possible if you don...
Whitetails are America’s deer. Over 30 million inhabit the US with a total of 45 states having whitetail deer seasons. Every year American hunters kill approximately 6 million deer and consume roughly 300 million pounds of venison.
Along with deer meat, we devour an encyclopedic amount of literature on the subject. For one human to try and read everything written on whitetails in a single year would be a fool’s errand, it’s a rich field of...
“Reaping” has been one of the hottest trends in the turkey hunting world over the last decade. The practice involves a hunter crawling towards a gobbler while concealed by a tail fan until the tom comes in to fend off the perceived challenger. The result is a close-range shot at a fired-up turkey.
A similar tactic is now finding its way into the whitetail woods, leading to highly effective and intense hunts. Here’s how a handful of innovative and...