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With ladder stands it's best to have a buddy to help you get them put up, especially with some of the 2-man stands that are heavier or taller. Be safe!

Deer Talk Now: How to Set Up a Ladder Stand Safely for Deer Hunting

Hunting deer and other big game animals from elevated stands is nothing new, with Native Americans and pioneers utilizing bluffs, trees and other perches to see animals approaching. But today we have the incredible luxury of sturdy metals, weather-resistant seats that are comfortable, and the ability to put these ladder stands pretty much wherever...

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Deer Talk Now: 3 Reasons Why You Should Shoot Skinny Arrows

Hunting arrows have come a long way just in the past few years and especially from the days of aluminum arrows that could easily bend, were big and made noise when you hit your bow rest accidentally during a shot. Today’s arrows are lean, mean flying screamers. They have carbon fiber designs and are...

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Deer Talk Now: Bowhunting Shot Placement is a Game of Angles

When you’re deer hunting and have a big buck or doe within range, your best shot placement on the deer depends on the angle that deer is standing when you release the arrow. Makes sense, right? A broadside or slightly quartering-away shot is what most bowhunters look for. A severe quartering-to or quartering-away is...

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Deer Talk Now: Tips for Creating a Mineral Site for Deer

Learn more about the best products to use for a deer mineral site, and how to make a mineral site on your hunting property with this informative episode of Deer Talk Now. Deer Talk Now host Dan Schmidt provides tips and tactics for creating a mineral site that whitetails will use throughout the spring,...

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Deer Talk Now: The REAL Top 10 List of Best Deer Hunting States

When it comes to discussing the best and worst states for deer hunting, don’t rely on anecdotes and coffee shop chatter when you can get the facts on deer and deer hunting in the United States! From North to South, Dan Schmidt reveals the Top 10-plus deer hunting states and explains why they’re that strong...

Planting fruit trees or opening the canopy for existing mast-bearing trees is a great way to help deer and wildlife.

Deer Talk Now: How to Plant Fruit Trees for Deer

Deer Talk Now returns with all new and shorter episodes but still packed with great information about deer hunting, strategies, the best deer gear, habitat management and other topics you want to hear about. This episode with host Dan Schmidt is pretty rock solid and gives you a great series of tips to get...

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Deer Talk Now: Tactics for Hunting Smaller Properties

Wide Open Wednesday is one of our most popular days on Deer Talk Now because that’s when you’re the star of the show. In this classic episode of Deer Talk Now, hosts Dan Schmidt and Brad Rucks answer viewer questions that cover a wide range of hunting topics. For example, one viewer wants to...

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Deer Talk Now: Bartylla Secrets for Deer Hunting Success

If you’re thinking about deer season, leaves changing colors and putting a broadhead through a ribcage then you’re not alone at all. Thing is, deer season will be here before we know it. Seasons open in mid-summer in California and Florida, and then everything breaks loose in September. That’s just … oh, five or...