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Dusty Smart with his giant Kansas buck.

A Monster Buck, Haunted Dreams and Final Redemption

Dusty Smart’s plan worked well for his quest to arrow a massive buck during the 2012 season and he watched as his shot found its mark on a true giant. The day before gun season was set to open in Kansas, Smart did all the right things to ensure he’d get a shot at...

Buck Food Plot

Three Tips For Putting Your Big Buck on the Ground

With hunting seasons underway for deer, big game, small game and waterfowl underway throughout the country, hunters are hitting the woods and fields by the thousands each day in search of something to take home. With all the intrusion hither and yon, it’s no wonder that deer are on alert due to new scents,...

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3 Great Ways to Quickly Clean Your Deer This Season

With deer season finally here for everyone in the country — Alabama was one of the last to open, right? I think? — that means there literally are tons of deer meat being cleaned and processed. The gamut of how this gets done spans a wide range. Some guys are DIY specialists who don’t...

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Grab a Spoon and Your Appetite for This Hearty Venison Stew

A hearty venison stew is one of the best things we can enjoy during autumn and winter, especially one with flavor and enough hearty deer meat to stick to your ribs. This recipe from Fran Tenakee comes from the Alaska Fish & Wildlife News and sounds like a doggone winner. Whether it’s from our...

Texas deer

Riding Shotgun for Aerial Whitetail Hunting Surveys

Certified wildlife biologist Bob Zaiglin invites the Destination Whitetail cameras to Texas, where he employs helicopters and a team of junior college students to study, manage and breed local white-tailed deer. Tune in to the Sportsman Channel on Wednesday, oct. at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT to check out their unique breeding and management process. To control...

Deer in a Hole

Giant Buck Stuck in a Hole, But Does He Make It Out Alive?

What kind of weird event happened that a deer fell into a deep hole? Was he wandering along looking at some does across the way and not paying attention? Maybe a garbage bag got wrapped around his antlers and he couldn’t see. Perhaps he’d been to Bucky’s Buck Bar and had one too many...

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The Best Tips for Tuning Expandable Broadheads

A Simple Solution Will Have You Stamping the 10-Ring I feel so strongly about practicing with the exact same broadheads I hunt with that, for many years, I refused to hunt with expandable heads simply because the models I liked best utilized a rubber band to hold the blades in place. When I shot them...

Viking KwikHoist

The Coolest Tool You Need for Cleaning Your Deer

Whether you have a new camp that still needs some setup, are roughing it in a truck camp in the woods for a weekend or need a hand around the house, it’s not a stretch to say that cleaning a deer can be a chore sometimes. Some hunters are good with gutting and cutting...

Bucks use licking branches as signposts with their scrapes, and preorbital gland scent is a big part of it.

Advanced Licking Branch Secrets for Big Bucks

We love hearing good deer hunting success stories and even moreso when hunters have capitalized on some of the best tips or suggestions to help them be successful. Larry J. McKenzie of South Carolina wrote in to one of our good friends, John “Smokey” McNicholas, to let him know about his good hunts last...

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Chemical Signals: The Whitetail’s Communication Key

Popular hunting literature is filled with claims regarding the attractive powers of certain deer lures. “Estrous urine” lures, in particular, are advertised as being packed full of “hormones” and “pheromones,” reputed to be irresistible to a buck in rut. Just what is a so-called pheromone? And what do scientists have to say about this...