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Hot Gear: Go Old School with Cool Limited Edition Binoculars

Nikon is pleased to announce a special 100th Anniversary Edition of the esteemed 8×30 EII binocular as part of its celebration of a century of optics-making experience. This limited edition model offers all of the performance aspects of the Nikon EII together with enhanced features, specifications — and limited production of 400 units worldwide —...

Topping is for Ice Cream, But Not Your Valuable Trees

Trees are invaluable for deer hunters, whether we’re hunting from them in stands or creating new mast areas or even trimming their limbs to create mock scrapes and licking branches. Without trees, of course, we’d just have barren landscapes and what fun would that be? No treehouses as kids, no firewood for winter, no...

Hot Gear: Big&J Loaded with Healthy Protein for Deer

BIG&J, makers of the world’s most effective long-range attractants and supplements, is the real deal when it comes to pulling in bucks. Instead of focusing on fancy packaging with neon colors and pictures of giant deer, BIG&J supplements rely on quality ingredients and a proprietary refining process that creates a strong aroma that draws...

Iowa Supreme Court Rules Against DNR Quarantine for CWD

The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a lower ruling against the Iowa Department of Natural Resources after the DNR’s quarantine of a hunting reserve where chronic wasting disease was discovered was challenged by the reserve’s owners. Tom and Ronda Brakke and McBra, Inc., owners of the former Pine Ridge Hunting Lodge in Bloomfield, Iowa,...

Dad Makes Knife for His Deer Hunter Daughter

Ten-year-old Jordan Toerck had been pestering her knifemaker father, Bobby Toerck, to make her a knife for a while. But she was still young, so Bobby held her off. He promised to make her a knife when she got her first deer. In January, she did just that. True to his word, Dad made...

Pat and his buck that is one of the top 20 typical whitetails ever taken with a bow.

7 Killer Bowhunting Tactics: Small Internal Food Plots

Every time my wife, Nicole, and I set up a stand in a tree or on the ground, we look for ways to make that location the best it can be. We try to enhance each stand location by making sure there are one or more calling cards available to deer. By Pat Reeve What...

Diversity is Your Best Food Plot Plan for Year-Round Forage

As I walked down the trail enclosed overhead by bare oak branches, I crept past several green fields full of clovers and other growing plants. Farther down the trail, I stop at a secluded brown food plot that appeared to have been abandoned long ago. The lush, green soybeans from summer were now thin-stalked...

7 Things at Deer Camp That Make You Cuss

Young Ralphie got a good taste of soap after his utterance of the protracted “Fffffuuuuddddgggggeeeeee.” for movie and television viewers in “A Christmas Story,” but we learned that wasn’t what the bespectacled coveter of a Daisy Red Ryder air rifle really said. After tumping the hubcap filled with lug nuts, young Ralphie’s use of “THE...

Hot Gear: Sig Sauer Adds SIG HT in Ammo Lineup

Sig Sauer continues to expand its SIG HT line of premium-grade rifle ammunition with the addition of 223 Rem. This supremely accurate hunting round features an all-copper bullet that delivers deep penetration and consistent 1.8x diameter expansion. The 60gr 223 Rem bullet has a muzzle velocity of 3,100 fps and muzzle energy of 1,280 foot-pounds making...