Deer Hunting Tips

Have deer hunting problems? We have solutions. Our experts share dozens of handy deer hunting tips, tricks and deer hunting tactics to enhance and improve your deer hunting experience. This critical advice will take your whitetail pursuits to the next level.

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Do Grunt Calls Work on Big Bucks? You Decide!

The effectiveness of using grunt calls to bring big bucks within range is hotly debated by deer hunters at camps and coffee shops throughout the country every season. But it’s been proven time and again that bucks are curious when they hear another buck in their area. That curiosity often sparks aggression, with the...

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Does Smokey’s Preorbital Lure Work? You Decide!

If you’ve ever wondered how to make the best mock scrapes even better so curious bucks get fired up about them, then take a look at this cool video. Jeremy James hunts in southeast Pennsylvania and sent this video to our good pal Smokey McNicholas, a professional trapper and veteran deer hunter in West...

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Turn Up the Heat for Late-Season Whitetails

For hunters still looking to fill a tag or add some does to the freezer, the late season continues to offer the opportunity to fulfill your goals. To help you battle the colder temperatures and inclement weather, TenPoint Crossbows pro staffer Ted Poper offers up a few of his time-tested strategies for late season...

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Don’t Ignore These 6 Simple Tips for Treestand Safety

Each year throughout the country hunters are seriously injured as a result of falls from tree stands. These accidents can be prevented through the proper use of a tree stand safety harness. Twenty-five hunting accidents were reported in 2013 in South Carolina. Ten of these were tree stand accidents and three were fatal. Each time...

Phil Phillips with a cool Kansas buck!

Brave the Cold For Late Season Buck Hunting

If any of you bowhunters didn’t get the buck of your dreams during the early archery season, don’t despair! The late-season hunts can be great for a bowhunter to get the drop on a monster buck. By PHIL PHILLIPS The Colder, the Better I’m a Midwest hunter for the most part, but I also...

DDH Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt tagged out in Kansas on this fine buck, which had a club foot.

Buck With a Club Foot: What Would You Do?

DDH Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt was in Kansas with Xtreme Hunts when he spied a fine buck limping along before it came into range. Schmidt has seen thousands of deer during his time in the woods, so he knew something wasn’t right about this old bruiser. Here’s Schmidt’s report: Great hunt at Xtreme Hunts in Kansas tonight....

During late-season hunts, Lee and Tiffany Lakosky head back to areas where they hunted in the first part of the season around food sources.

Late-Season Archery: A Good Time To Be A Whitetail Bowhunter

Hey, bowhunters: Didn’t get the buck of your dreams during the early archery season? Don’t despair! The late-season can be great time for a bowhunter to get the drop on a monster buck. Here are some tips from veteran archers. JEFF MURRAY Best Time for Big Bucks Editor’s Note: The late Jeff Murray was...

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Never Forget That When You’re Deer Hunting, Just Have Fun!

All too often we get caught up in everything about deer hunting, or hunting or fishing, and forget about what it was like when we began all those years ago. Remember that? Remember the anticipation, the excitement, the curiosity? Remember sitting in a blind or stand, or on a stump in a forest, and...

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Bring Deer Closer with Your Best Mock Scrapes

It’s October … a magical time for hunting big white-tailed bucks! In this episode of Deer Talk Now, Dan Schmidt and Brad Rucks explain how to create the best mock scrapes to bring deer closer to your stand setups. Learn proven tactics for success and then learn about a new mock scrape scent that...

When you get in your blind, arrange your seat for the best shot possibility. Consider all the angles and shot possibilities so you don't get caught off guard.

How to Maximize Your Deer Hunting Ground Blind Setup

Want to get closer to more deer while hunting from a ground blind? Creating a ground blind is one of the best and easiest ways to maximize your deer hunting opportunities. You can select specific stand locations based on travel routes, bedding areas, feeding areas, the wind, water or other factors, and then make...