Author Archives: Alan Clemons

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10 Things That Affect Your Crossbow’s Accuracy

Modern crossbows are highly efficient and accurate — amazingly so. Most manufacturers pre-sight their crossbows at the factory before shipping them. When properly cocked with the right bolt and proper shooting mechanics, these crossbows produce consistent bull’s-eyes out of the box at 20, 30 and 40 yards. You might need to tweak them a little...

Multiple factors affect when bucks shed their antlers.

Multiple Factors Contribute to the Shed Effect

As sure as the sun sets each day, at some point a buck will drop his antlers each year. For many hunters, this is a brand new “season,” scouring the woods and fields for antlers they have only seen attached to a moving object up to this point. By Jeremy Flinn The value of a...

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What Do You Think About This Hunter’s Dwarf Deer?

It seems like Alabama’s turning out some crazy stories recently about whitetail deer on both ends of the scale. Just a few weeks ago we had this story about the giant buck hit by a truck. That happened northwest of Birmingham. Now, Joe Ready of Tallassee, which is in central Alabama, has one of...

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Is This Gagger Monster Buck the New State Record?

Word travels fast when a truly giant whitetail buck is displayed at a deer expo and it’s one of the biggest ever killed in the Southeast, not to mention the state in which it was taken. A truly remarkable buck was put into the Big Buck Classic, an annual event in Arkansas celebrating deer...

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How Does Plotwatcher Work? See for Yourself!

Sifting through hundreds or thousands of photos from your game camera can be time-consuming and, quite honestly, pretty boring if the images don’t have what you’re looking for. Today’s cameras have such great technology that birds or even limbs moving with the wind can trigger the shutter. Then you may end up with scads...

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It’s Trade Show Season, With All the Hot Deer Gear

This is one of the craziest times of the year for folks in the hunting industry and yet while we’re running around like our hair’s on fire, no one really complains too badly. That sounds like a silly statement but it’s true. Here’s what I mean, and I doubt you’d find much disagreement among...

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2016 SHOT Show: Range to 1,000 Yards, But You Get Much More

Hunters and shooters must know the distance to their targets in order to accurately place a bullet, arrow or bolt. A keen understanding of ballistics is useless without this critical piece of information, which can be reliably provided by a laser range finding device. Of course, long-distance hunters and precision shooters have this same...

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DDH Pick of the Day: Stretchback Grunter Value Pack

Master the art of calling bucks with the Deer Calling and Grunting Kit! Bring in the most deer with the included buck grunt call, and utilize five prime calling resources to perfect your call and take your deer communication skills to the next level. The Stretchback Grunt Call from DUEL Game Calls features the...

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ATA 2016: Mystery Ranch Backpack Large, Comfortable

Mystery Ranch, an industry-leading pack company with multiple product lines focused on function, comfort, quality and durability, introduces the Cabinet Backpack to its Wilderness Series of hunting specific packs. Good things may come in small packages, but in the hunting world, great things have expansion capabilities. While hunters loved MYSTERY RANCH’S Crewcab pack, it...