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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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Tony Peterson's Gear

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MeatEater Smoke Signals BBQ Sauce
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MeatEater Store
$9.99
This smokey, tangy, Kansas City-style BBQ sauce is perfect to serve alongside brisket, slather over burgers, or baste on a rack of brontosaurus ribs. Made in the USA.  12 fl oz
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Sanctuary 2.0 Insulated Jacket
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$375.00
Windproof membrane + silent softshell + 37.5 insulation.
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Men's Kiln Crew
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$100.00
Worn as either a first or second layer, it will keep you comfortable and odor-free all season long.
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Cato Dog Board
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Cato Outdoors
$78.95
A dog training favorite of our own Tony Peterson, the Cato Dog Board is essential for anyone training their pups, young and old. From basic obedience to advanced hunting training, this board is a great tool for teaching the place command. With a no-slip, no-tip design, you can depend on it staying in place even with your most enthusiastic learners. The board is designed to hold up to 200lbs and sports a high-traction rubber surface that is...
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Alphaburly Pro
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Lacrosse
$169.00
Built from a proud tradition of innovation, the Alphaburly Pro Non-Insulated is Lacrosse's premium hunting boot for warmer weather and early/mid season conditions. Combining high quality, scent-free rubber with naturally insulating neoprene, the Alphaburly Pro fears nothing. Not the harsh terrain or the challenges of a grueling hunt. It features a thick cushioning EVA midsole for added comfort. An embossed liner for better air circulation. And an...
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Men's Catalyst Soft Shell Pant
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$210.00
Silent, breathable, insulating, and engineered to stretch and move with you, the revolutionary, 2-layer construction creates a pant that is warm and breathable while also being lightweight and completely silent.
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Origin Hoody
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$160.00
A lightweight, quiet mid-layer designed to be utilized as both an outerwear piece as well as a layering option as temperatures drop.
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Meatcrafter® Knife 2.0
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Benchmade
$405.00
Simply the best boning, processing, and cooking knife available on the market.
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Men's Ridgeline QZ Pullover
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First Lite
$120.00
With a 4-way stretch and 37.5 nylon, the Ridgeline QZ provides light weather protection without adding significant weight to your pack.
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Transfer Pack
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First Lite
$325.00
The Transfer Pack is the Whitetail hunter’s workhorse. Purposefully engineered to efficiently pack and unpack every piece of gear you’ll need in the woods, including a tree stand, climbing sticks, and your bow. The Transfer Pack's versatility is perfect for anyone hunting out of a saddle or a tree stand, as its bucket-style design and multiple hanging configurations allow the hunter complete access to extra stowed gear and accessories throughout...
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Sanctuary 2.0 Insulated Bib Pant
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$375.00
Windproof membrane + silent softshell + 37.5 insulation.
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Omega Hybrid Grunt Call
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Phelps
$39.99
Listening to the desires of many “dyed in the wool” deer hunters including our old friend Clay Newcomb, we knew not every hunter wants a grunter with a bellows tube. The call is tuned to sound like a young buck, but can call in even the wisest old buck.   Diving deep into research and development and working with trusted game call visionary, James Harrison, we designed and built an American mold injected tone board and exhaust that sounds second...
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Source Jacket
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First Lite
$210.00
The Source Jacket is an insulated puffy specifically made for the whitetail hunter. But unlike traditional compressible jackets, this piece is both durable and silent. It is ready to shrug off brambles on the way to your stand and it won't swish when you draw back on your target buck. The Source functions as an outer layer jacket in the first half of the season and transitions to an insulating mid-layer worn under our windproof outerwear as temps...
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Obsidian Foundry Pant
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$190.00
Lightweight and breathable early-season pant with ripstop merino panels and DWR nylon.
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How to Stay Warm During the Coldest Deer Hunts

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How to Stay Warm During the Coldest Deer Hunts

One of my favorite ways to spend time during late December or throughout January is to pheasant hunt with my Labs. Busting through cattail sloughs in search of public land roosters is as enjoyable to me as deer hunting is, and I often invite people to hunt with me. I always warn them that they’ll be...
Tony J. Peterson Jan 11, 2023
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Are Single- or Double-Bevel Broadheads Better?

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Are Single- or Double-Bevel Broadheads Better?

Products go through popularity cycles. In the hunting realm, the best example of something that was hot, then not, and is now hot again, would be the tree saddle. The runner-up might be beefy, sharp-as-a-razor, single- and double-bevel broadheads. Single-bevel heads, with their one angled edge, are...
Tony J. Peterson Dec 28, 2022
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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 Dec 27, 2022
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3 Mistakes Muzzleloader Hunters Make

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Tony J. Peterson Dec 19, 2022
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