Author Archives: Alan Clemons

Hot Gear: Best Backpacks for Big Country Trips

Being prepared for a hunting trip covers a range of needs, whether you’re going for a quick afternoon trip with a bow to a specific stand or a longer outing to the woods that requires a bunch of gear. Some days I head to my hunting spot with my PSE bow and Scott release, gloves...

First Deer Friday: He’s Pumped About His Big Doe

This video says it all about a youngster’s excitement with his first shot at a deer, and fortunately it was captured on video. Be sure to watch until the end of the video, too, for a funny moment when he returns after his big day. Hat tip to Indiana Hunter for the clip from...

Must-Watch Video: What This Buck Does Makes No Sense

What’s the closest encounter you’ve ever had with a whitetail deer? Ten or 15 feet, maybe closer? What about a buck following your trail and coming in to sniff your stand while you’re standing above looking down at it? Deer are curious, entertaining and sometimes perplexing creatures. Whether we’re watching them in spring and...

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Deer Hunters

Mom wiped your bum, smooched your boo-boos, cooked your favorite meals, gave you advice and a hug when that crazy-eyed girlfriend broke your heart and always loved to go deer hunting when possible. Right? Yeah, that’s right. You know she did those things and more. She cooked the first wild game and fish you brought...

First Deer Friday: At Close Range, She Scores!

Macie Reese got her first crossbow kill at15 yards with a SA Sports Empire Aggressor and then followed up later with this buck. It’s her first, a 5-point, and her father handling the camera duties is happy as can be. The Muzzy broadhead did the job. Way to go, Macie!

Pressure or Rest: Do You Play a Deer Stand’s Hot Hand?

Jeff Neal thought about my idea momentarily and then nodded his head in agreement. “That’s pretty good, considering how much we’ve been in and out of here the last few days,” he said. “I like it.” After three days of hunting out of the same Banks Blind close to the camp house and barn, just a...

Big Prizes Available in Game Camera Turkey Shootout

Turkey season is here and Stealth Cam is holding a Turkey Photo Shootout Contest that will reward hunters who submit images with the chance to win an unbelievable prize package. Images can be submitted under the following categories: — Best Quality — Best Beard — Best Action Shot Photos need to be submitted here....

Big Buck Secrets is Packed with Great Deer Hunting Insight

While there is a wealth of available knowledge on hunting trophy bucks, very little of this information actually comes from someone who hunts in the same places, or even the same conditions, as their audience. Because of this disparity, it often becomes unrealistic to follow this type of how-to information, as little of it...