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Treestand Safety Foundation Gets Boost from Summit, TMA

Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation is pleased to announce that the Treestand Manufacturers Association (TMA) and Summit Treestands have become Charter Partners with TSSA Foundation. TMA and Summit presented checks of $2,000 and $5,000 respectively at the 2017 TMA Annual Meeting held at Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, Mo. Dr. Glen Mayhew, President TSSA...

The Long and Short of Choosing the Right Deer Hunting Arrows

I’m always interested in why archers choose certain accessories, or why they set up gear in a particular way. Many provide reasoned answers, offering well thought out explanations and the advantages perceived. More interesting, many archers have no idea why they chose a particular accessory or set up equipment a certain way. Many of...

Double Droptine 214-Incher is His Buck of a Lifetime

Gary Barenz isn’t a trophy buck hunter, despite living in one of the best areas of the country to see and kill giant whitetails. Barenz has seen them in his 40-odd years of hunting, but he’s never really dialed into the trophy mentality. He just enjoys hunting near his home in central Wisconsin, which...

Plant These to Attract, Keep More Deer on Your Land

When summer is drawing to a close and deer hunting is just on the horizon, velvet-antlered bucks cruise large agricultural fields and discs slice the ground as new fall food plots are sewn. Even the oaks begin to sag from the weight of acorns. The food sources that exist during the opening few weeks...

Hot Gear: Buckshot Helps Keep You Rock Steady at Release

The new Easton Buckshot series hunting stabilizers provide a powerful advantage for bowhunters everywhere when you’re ready to release an arrow, whether you’re in the woods or at the practice range. Packed with Easton’s vibration-and noise-killing Deadblow™ technology, Buckshot series stabilizers come in three models: 8-inch XL, 5.5-inch Standard, and the 4-inch Micro. The...

Gaaaa! Snakebites Reportedly Higher This Year

The sight or sound of a snake strikes fear in some folks, whether it’s in plain view or hidden amid leaves or brush by its incredible camouflage. Of all the species of snakes in the United States, the venomous ones most hunters and land managers deal with on a regular basis are well-known: rattlesnake,...

Hot Gear: Best Backpacks for Big Country Trips

Being prepared for a hunting trip covers a range of needs, whether you’re going for a quick afternoon trip with a bow to a specific stand or a longer outing to the woods that requires a bunch of gear. Some days I head to my hunting spot with my PSE bow and Scott release, gloves...

Popularity of Videoing Hunts Continues to Rise

With the rise in outdoor television programming; technological advancements that make videoing events easier and easy access to online outlets such as YouTube, videoing hunts continues to grow in popularity among everyday hunters. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted through Southwick Associates’ HunterSurvey.com, there has been a 68 percent increase over the...

First Deer Friday: He’s Pumped About His Big Doe

This video says it all about a youngster’s excitement with his first shot at a deer, and fortunately it was captured on video. Be sure to watch until the end of the video, too, for a funny moment when he returns after his big day. Hat tip to Indiana Hunter for the clip from...