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.

Late-Season Tip: Hunt Food Sources

With quality food sources dwindling, the few remaining prime food sources can really attract deer during winter. These spots can let you take advantage of a buck’s shift to winter survival mode and desire to take advantage of breeding opportunities. By Steve Bartylla Most late-season hunters realize that a blast of nasty weather gives...

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Coyote Management Tip: Feed Them Fawns

This is a portion of Andrew Lewands’s story “Sounds That Satisfy,” which appeared in the December 2014 Trapper & Predator Caller issue. By Andrew Lewand Deer, whether mule deer or whitetails, are nearly everywhere and so are coyotes. What a perfect blend of opportunity. While coyotes have been observed taking down adult deer, the real...

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5 Things to Extend the Life of Your Hunting Boots

When you invest your hard-earned money into your best hunting gear, including boots, it means you don’t want them to tucker out within a year or two of good use in the woods. I’m always on the search for better boots. I have some that I like, from Wolverine and Wood ‘n Stream and...

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Should You Walk or Drive to Your Tree Stand?

“I probably would have seen more deer, if I didn’t jump some walking in,” is a pretty common line for any deer hunter. How you enter and exit your hunting spot can dramatically affect the deer movement and sightings on your property. By Jeremy Flinn Just because it is dark does not mean you...

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Quick Tip: Getting In and Out Undetected

By Steve Bartylla For as much time as we invest in finding the perfect spot to set a stand, few put much effort into determining how they’ll get in and out undetected. Pulling that off is at least as important as being in the best location. Heck, it’s often more important. Before hanging any...

Ground blinds can be something you build from natural vegetation or one more obvious like this Redneck Blinds Haybale.

Six Ways to Improve Your Ground Blind Hunting Experience

Ground blind hunting is one of the coolest things to do for a couple of reasons, one of them being that you’re pretty much on eye level with the deer and other wildlife. Hunting in treestands is common in much of the Southeast and Midwest, of course. Nothing wrong with that at all. Getting...

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Power Your Mock Scrapes During the Rut for Big Bucks

Mock scrapes are one of the best ways to get a buck’s attention and give you a great chance at killing a big one. You’re not going to have as much success with your mock scrapes without a licking branch. Deer use the scrape and licking branch to communicate with other deer. Their preorbital...

A smooth-shooting rifle and good bullets are obviously crucial to success, but they're only as good as the optics that help you line up the deer in your sights.

Can You Save Money and Sight in Your Rifle This Quickly?

If you’re still gearing up for the gun season in your deer hunting zone or state, there’s enough time to get to the range and get your scope zeroed in perfectly for the best accuracy. It’s fun to go shoot at the range. I’ve never heard anyone say they hated it, even the guys...

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Bowhunting Tip: Create a Shot Sequence Mantra

The key to an accurate shot on a deer with bow or gun is repeating a set process of steps in the exact same manner each time you shoot. By Mark Kenyon Take a deep breath, draw the bow, settle into your anchor point just behind the cheek bone and relax your grip on...