Author Archives: Alan Clemons

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Proof That Lighted Nocks are Beneficial for Bowhunters

If you’re a bowhunter and ever have wondered whether a shot was a good hit or a miss, then you’re likely not using lighted nocks to help you see what’s going on. Before you get down from your stand and find your arrow to check for blood, a lighted nock can give you a...

Mark Davis of South Carolina hosts the Big Water Adventures fishing TV show but in deer season he's chasing bucks like this one down in Texas. Salute!

Learn to Measure and Score Deer Antlers

Learning how to measure deer antlers is a great way to enjoy your hunting experiences more and also help friends who may have big bucks they want scored. Antlers will abound throughout the Palmetto State as the search for new state record deer antlers gets underway during the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ annual...

Antler pedicles are unique and can be matched with other shed antlers from the same deer.

Deer Antler Pedicles Are Unique, Like Fingerprints

Growth of antlers in white-tailed deer, along with elk and moose, is one of the most remarkable things in nature. Consider that from the time a deer’s antlers are shed in late winter, within just a couple of months they’re growing again. Hormonal changes spur the entire process, peaking in late summer when the...

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Refuges Seeking Input on Possible Quota Hunt Fee Increases

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to increase quota hunt permit fees for three national wildlife refuges, citing increasing administrative costs and lack of an increase in almost 20 years. The refuges are Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, Overflow National Wildlife Refuge and Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge....

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Deer Talk Now: Have Anti-Hunters Written Our Game Laws?

He’s outspoken, passionate and never at a loss for words when it comes to defending hunting and hunting rights against any arguments that are uninformed, without fact or, to be honest, downright stupid. In our interview with firebrand rocker and diehard hunter Ted Nugent, we address several hot-button topics that always stir debate among...

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The Most Versatile Deer Call for Your Big Buck Success

We talk about practicing at the range with our rifle or muzzleloader, or working on bow shots from different angles in the yard, in order to become more proficient when the season rolls around. Why do we take for granted working on our deer grunt calls? Because, usually, we think they will just magically...

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Bushnell Elite Series: Best Bargain for Deer Hunting Scopes?

Bushnell Optics has retooled its popular Elite Series line of scopes to make it easier for you to find the best scope for deer hunting. You’ll get the great features of the Bushnell Elite line such as Rainguard HD coating, top quality optical glass and rugged housings in 1-inch or 30mm tube sizes. This...

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4 Ways to Shoot Your Deer Rifle Better This Year

Now that deer season is over, what are you doing to ensure that you’ll be on top of your game next autumn when you return to the woods? Do you just store your bow, rifle, clothing and gear until late summer and then dust it off to head out again? Do you clean everything...

If you put in the time and effort, chances are high that you will score on most out-of-state deer hunts. John Vaca found that out in a big way on Day 2 of our trip.

Deer, Big Game Hunting License Application Deadlines Draw Near

If you’re planning to travel this year for a deer hunting trip in some of the western states, it’s high time to get on the stick and get in your applications. Hunting season application deadlines are drawing near in some states. In the past couple of weeks I’ve noticed, for example, that Utah’s application...