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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For Big Buck Success Always Track the Wind

  Properly adjusting your strategy for wind direction is crucial when hunting mature bucks. We know this, but sometimes, it’s easier said than done. Advancements in hunting technology have made that easier than ever. By Mark Kenyon Smartphone applications such as the Weather.com and AccuWeather apps provide hourly wind direction forecasts and indicate wind...

David Blanton with Realtree make a super shot with this CVA muzzleloader on this great Oklahoma buck. Congrats!

Check Muzzleloader Accuracy Before Late-Season Hunts

We all know that damp conditions and rain can affect muzzleloaders if our powder gets wet, but can seasonal differences in temperature have an effect on your accuracy? When you’re at the range in summer and it’s 83 or 90 degrees — maybe with some humidity, too — will your dialed-in smokepole be hitting...

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Protect Your Fawns by Targeting, Managing Predators

On every deer hunting trip I’ve ever been on, whether on private land with buddies or at a hunting lodge or on public land, I always ask about whether it’s OK to shoot predators. Coyotes, bobcats, wolves, skunks, opossums, foxes … whatever is possible, and if they’re detrimental to the deer or other wildlife,...

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Predator Hunting Tip: Mix Up Your Sounds

This is an excerpt from Jared Blohm’s article “Schooled,” which appears in the Winter 2014-2015 issue of Predator Hunting Magazine. The issue is now available on newsstands and in digital format. By Jared Blohm Although some predator hunters swear by sticking with one or two go-to sounds on each stand, Hunters Specialties Pro Staffers...

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...