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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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Recent Posts

Why December Deer Hunting Can Be Amazing (or Terrible)

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Why December Deer Hunting Can Be Amazing (or Terrible)

For most people, the worst month to hunt just might be December. I know I’m supposed to paint a rosy picture of rut-worn bucks sprinting into food sources during cold afternoons, but that’s mostly BS. If you hunt where there’s any real pressure at all, the twelfth month of the year is often an...
Tony J. Peterson Dec 1, 2022
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How to Train your Dog with Positive Reinforcement

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How to Train your Dog with Positive Reinforcement

It seems so simple. Just use treats, praise, or maybe a fun toss of a ball or frisbee, and your dog will show up to work as happy as can be. If that were the case, it would be pretty tough to find a professional dog trainer who owns or advocates for e-collars, choke collars, and other forced...
Tony J. Peterson Nov 30, 2022
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How to Bow Hunt During the Gun Season

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How to Bow Hunt During the Gun Season

Growing up, my father and I always considered the opener of Minnesota’s gun season as the end of our bow season. The properties we hunted all had plenty of shotgun groups with permission as well, so we handed over the keys to the woods to the orange army. It never bothered me much, for the first...
Tony J. Peterson Nov 23, 2022
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How to In-Season Scout During the Rut

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How to In-Season Scout During the Rut

While filming our second season of One Week in November earlier this month, I faced a dilemma. Where I thought the Wisconsin bucks would be cruising was a dead zone. By November 6th, that much was clear. It was also clear that I needed to take advantage of my last day of hunting, so I went looking...
Tony J. Peterson Nov 15, 2022
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