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No Safety Harness? ‘It’s Not Worth the Risk.’

If you’ve ever talked with someone who fell from a treestand and survived, chances are good you’ll hear some familiar comments like these: “It happened so fast I didn’t even have time to react.” “I was in the stand and the next thing I knew, I was on the ground.” “I’ve never had anything...

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Treestand Safety Boiled Down to One Simple Message

  Pretty much boils it down to just a few words with strong meaning, eh? Get a good safety harness and use it this season. Stay hooked up in a ladder stand, climber or lock-on. Tell someone where you’re going to be hunting. Remember, it’s uncool to be unsafe. +++++ A Must-Have Hunting Accessory...

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Dan Schmidt’s Pick of the Day: Viking L-E-Vator

There’s nothing wrong at all getting a helping hand for your gear or deer, so the ultracool Viking L-E-Vator should be on your mind for deer season. “Whether you’re loading gear to take to camp for a work weekend, heading out during the season to hunt or putting a big buck or doe on it,...

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Fencing Options for Better Deer Food Plots

As gamekeepers we constantly preach about the importance of spring and summer nutrition for whitetails. There are huge upsides for your deer herd when they are provided quality high protein groceries during the growing months. Anyone who has tried to grow a small food plot of soybeans, lablab or other highly attractive warm season annual...

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Hunters Lose 17,725 Acres of Public Land Weeks Before Season Opens

Weeks before the small game seasons open and just months before the opening of deer season, hunters in one Southeast state find themselves scrambling for land after 17,725 acres was lost to public hunting. Big game and small game hunters in Alabama learned Aug. 13 that the Boykin Wildlife Management Area north of Mobile,...

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Arrests Made Following Multi-State Poaching Investigation

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Office of Law Enforcement has announced court action in three separate wildlife cases in Calhoun County, Illinois. Two cases were a result of joint efforts with the Illinois Conservation Police and wildlife officers in multiple states. After a six-month investigation in multiple Illinois counties and eight other...

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Destination Whitetail: Lost or Found, Up or Down?

This week on Destination Whitetail, host Brittney Leigh Glaze returns to Illinois with a muzzleloader but has lost her tag. It’s not a big problem, right? That’s what she thinks, until she finds out getting a replacement is not possible. Get hooked on Destination Whitetail with host Brittney Leigh Glaze and watch some of...

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Tim Was Stupid. Tim Fell From a Tree. Don’t Be Like Tim.

All too often we deer hunters think that a ladder stand, for some reason, is OK to climb without using a safety harness. Wrong! How many times have you been in a ladder stand, all comfortable and warm and … zzzzz. Next thing you know, your head is bobbing like Tim’s. Without a harness,...