The Key to Hunting Whitetails in the Real World

White-tailed bucks grow to maturity by learning to avoid hunting pressure. Steve Bartylla provides his insights on how to hunt skittish deer and reveals when’s the best time to be in the woods. HEB. Season 4. Episode 5.


Hunt ‘em Big is a deer hunting tactics show hosted by Steve Bartylla that offers proven and efficient hunting tactics and strategies to help you be successful.

Hunt ‘em Big is a DDH exclusive show that offers 14 info-packed episodes from September through December focusing on how to hunt mature whitetail deer. Bartylla has honed his hunting and management skills during more than 25 years of managing some of North America’s premier deer hunting properties. He has hunted private and public lands for years, experiencing great success and failure along the way, and offers that wisdom in this show.

Bartylla explains a variety of different tactics including tree stand safety and placement, entry and exit routes to stand locations, shooting tips, and a better understanding about deer-management harvest decisions. The tactics provided are aimed at seasoned hunters who desire to improve their hunting skills so they can target mature whitetails more effectively. 

Watch Hunt ‘em Big each Wednesday from September through December at, the DDH Facebook page and on YouTube at


Learn How to Improve Your Deer Hunting Land

From creating more cover to adding the right forage with deer food plots, to getting whitetails to move to desired areas, veteran land manager and host of Grow ’em Big, Steve Bartylla, leaves no stone unturned when it comes to deer management and habitat improvement. These are topics certain to raise any hunter’s or property owner’s whitetail and habitat IQ, and are drawn from the expert land manager’s hands-on-experience. Perhaps best of all the concepts Bartylla covers in this vividly illustrated resource can be applied to any property size – from 10 to 1,000 acres. Features include:

• Proven deer and habitat management tactics to attract mature bucks

• In-depth examination of white-tailed deer behavior

• Clear plans of action to initiate habitat- and deer-management strategies

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