Deer Hunting Gear

You can’t kill that buck of a lifetime if you don’t have the right equipment. Whatever you need, you can find it here: bows, guns, stands, calls, range-finders and more. Get inside information on the latest, greatest deer hunting products.

Barnett Whitetail Hunter

Hot Gear: Tough Crossbow Cases Protect Your Investment

Returning last autumn from a hunt at Wicked Outfitters in southeast Kansas, I put my suitcase on the scale at the airport and then my crossbow case. It’s the Plano Manta case, which is big and solid and protects my bow incredibly well. Like other Plano hardshell cases, it has a PillarLock system for...

GEAR  Sitka Timberline

Incredibly Warm Hunting Jacket, Pant Gets Big Facelift

Sitka Gear, the industry leader in performance hunting gear, has reintroduced the Timberline Jacket and Pant. Newly developed bombproof textiles, taped WINDSTOPPER® fabrics, and an uncompromising level performance, earns the new Timberline Series a spot in every mountain hunter’s arsenal. The Timberline Jacket’s performance fit features a boby-mapped Micro Grid Fleece insulation to keep...

Celestron Hummingbird spotter

Hot Gear: Celestron Humminbird ED Micro Spotting Scope

If you spend any time at all outdoors you can probably remember occasions when you wished you could have taken a closer look at something that was too far away to see in detail. Maybe you were on a fishing trip, or scouting a new place to hunt, or were on vacation or simply...

Millennium treestands Safelink

Hot Gear: Millennium SafeLink Treestand Safety Harness

As the evening settles in and hunting light disappears hunters begin to pack up their equipment and prepare to get back to their vehicle or camp. In the dark the hunter reaches around the tree and starts to look for that first step with his feet… We all have been there. It’s when hunters are their...

Ross Crane buck Smokeys

If You Don’t Think This Works, Check Out the Results

If you’re skeptical about using lures for mock scrapes, drag lines or with scent bombs, check out these results from a diehard hunter. ARA Staffer Ross Crane took this buck on his club lease in Sandersville, Ga. He used a combination of  Smokey’s Deer Lures Doe in Heat Lure and Rut-N-Buck Lure. Smokey’s lures...

SHED HUNTING by Joe Shead

Extend Your Season with Great Shed Hunting

Shed Hunting: A Guide to Finding White-Tailed Deer Antlers is the first book devoted entirely to shed antler hunting. This 160-page, fully illustrated book is an educational tool that teaches readers how to find shed white-tailed deer antlers. The book’s eight chapters discuss: Biology of the shedding process Where and when to look for...

TURKEY  Alpz Grand Slam Vest

Hot Gear: New Turkey Vest is a Grand Slam

This time of year is when serious turkey hunters inventory their gear and take a hard look at what works and what doesn’t. If you think that one of the things that doesn’t work perfectly for you is your turkey vest, or if your vest is “okay” but getting old, right now is a...

CELEBRITY Dan Schmidt

Dan Schmidt’s Pick of the Day: Smokey’s Pre-Orbital Gland Lure

Research proves that the licking branch is the No. 1 key to success when hunting a mock scrape, one of the best ways to fire up a big buck and get him interested in seeing what buck has invaded his territory. The key to that licking branch is preorbital scent. Bucks secrete this scent as a...

Stacy Harris prepares venison throughout the year for her family and knows great ways to make the preparation and cooking easier.

Stacy Harris’ Pick of the Day is Wild Game: Food for Your Family

Wild Game: Food For Your Family has recipes that use nutritious wild game, fish, and vegetables that are exceptionally delicious and surprisingly easy to prepare. This is a refreshing cookbook filled with heartwarming photographs of her beautiful family catching the fish and gathering the vegetables to prepare their healthy meals, such as the Crispy...