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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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Why Hasn’t Technology Greatly Impacted Deer Hunting Success?

Gear

Why Hasn’t Technology Greatly Impacted Deer Hunting Success?

Cell cams. Mapping apps like onX. A supercomputer in everyone’s pocket capable of dialing up unprecedented levels of information within nanoseconds. All of these technological advancements provide a clear advantage to hunters, so wouldn’t it stand to reason that success rates should be skyrocketing...
Tony J. Peterson Aug 15, 2022
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Hunting Gear That Will Actually Help You Kill More Bucks

Gear

Hunting Gear That Will Actually Help You Kill More Bucks

The hunting industry leans pretty heavily on get-rich-quick products. Bottles of doe pee, calls, decoys, and a host of other categories promise easy success. Unfortunately, they often don’t deliver. In fact, an awful lot of the gear a hunter could buy won’t do much to actually help fill tags. That’s...
Tony J. Peterson Aug 11, 2022
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You Should Lower Your Bow Poundage

Gear

You Should Lower Your Bow Poundage

Back in 2015, I left the gym with a fresh, sharp pain in my right shoulder. In typical guy fashion, I mostly ignored it, until I couldn’t. With fall archery seasons only weeks away, I had to get some clarity on the pain, because I was reminded of it every time I drew my bow. The diagnosis was a...
Tony J. Peterson Aug 4, 2022
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How Far is Too Far to Shoot a Deer with a Bow?

Hunt

How Far is Too Far to Shoot a Deer with a Bow?

I recently made the mistake of searching YouTube for long-distance bow shots. While some practice session of insanely far distances showed up, a long list of hunting videos with farther-than-average shots populated the results as well. Now, far is subjective. A 60-yard poke to one archer might be...
Tony J. Peterson Aug 3, 2022
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