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.

Public Land Bowhunter

Quick Fixes for Common Bow Problems

By Bob Robb Peep sight Peep sights can slide up and down the bowstring, so mark the peep’s location on the string with an indelible marker. If you use a peep that requires rubber tubing to align it at full draw, be aware that this tubing will deteriorate pretty quickly. Check it constantly and...

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Bowhunting Tip: Be Prepared for Field Repairs

If you hunt long enough, your gear will fail. By Bob Robb It was the first day of a long-awaited rut hunt. I was hunting on a farm known for producing big bucks, and I was so pumped I barely slept a wink. An hour before first light I climbed into my stand, secured...

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Fence ‘Em In: How to Guide Deer into Bow Range

By Bob Robb For a long time, I looked at fences on hunting land as a real pain. All they seemed to do was hold up gates I had to keep opening and closing, or rip my pants and shirts when I tried to go over them. Then I began talking with landowners about...

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Is Your Bow Suddenly Off? Look to Yourself First

By Patrick Meitin When I see someone in camp applying Allen wrenches to a bow, I know they’re in trouble. Their arrows are suddenly hitting off center, and panic is setting in. Arrows begin hitting right or left, high or low, and we automatically blame equipment. But what’s more likely, your $1,000 bowhunting setup...

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Triple-A Advice for Aiming Your Bow

Proper archery aiming actually requires several steps: Align, acquire, aim. By Patrick Meitin Ask most bowhunters how many steps are involved in aiming and they’ll normally say something like, “One. Put the pin on a target and release.” This simplistic approach to aiming with sights — in some respects, while aiming instinctively with traditional gear...

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Pre-Season Deer Scouting: Take a Speed Tour

This quick white-tailed deer scouting strategy is the low-impact solution you’ve been looking for By John Eberhart I call it speed touring because that’s what it is. I’m not scouting for new hunting locations. I’m just rapidly touring through previously prepared fruit and mast tree locations during midday to see if they offer food...

A well-planned clover plot can yield results for years and give deer, turkeys and other wildlife nutritious forage.

Extend the Life of Your Favorite Clover Food Plot

Most companies will claim a lifespan of three to five years on their perennials. However, if you care for them properly a perennial stand can last for many years. Perennials like red and white clovers, alfalfa, trefoils and chicory provide dependable nutrition and attraction and are especially important for antler growth, fawn rearing and...

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Keep Buck Home Range Sizes in Mind

Hunting pressure during the rut won’t change a mature buck’s core area, but it will change how and when they use it. The more pressure that is out there, the more nocturnal a buck will become. By Daniel E. Schmidt The important point to remember is this: When you’re chasing an adult buck, you...

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Top Tips for Tighter Arrow Groups

I’m fortunate enough to have three great archery shops in my town, all run by great folks with about a bazillion years of experience with the stick and string. Full Draw Archery, Custom Archery Center and Backwater Outdoors serve a city of a couple of hundred thousand folks. There’s a bunch of bowhunters around...

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Become a Home Bow Mechanic

Want to be a better archer? Learn to tune your hunting rig. By Bob Robb Recently, I received an e-mail from a fan: “I really enjoy the advice you give all us serious deer hunters,” the archer wrote. “I am an avid bowhunter but I have to admit, I have never set up or...