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Deer have incredible senses that alert them to danger, aid in reproduction and help them locate food sources. Learning more about whitetail behavior can help you score this season.

How to Get Into the Mind of a White-tailed Deer

During a spring turkey hunt I eased to the edge of a treeline near a small, secluded food plot and peered through with my binoculars for birds in the field. Instead of hens and a longbeard, I saw two big ears perked up and an anterless deer looking in my direction. It wasn’t stamping the...

Dobie A rare snowstorm on the last day of the hunt at Greystone Castle during the peak of the rut made it easier to spot mature bucks chasing does. (Photo: Duncan Dobie)

High Fence vs. Free Range: A Deer Hunter’s View from Both Sides

As I picked yet another cactus needle from my knee I smiled thinking about the fond memories of a Texas whitetail hunt in early December 2011. You always hope every hunt is memorable, and this one certainly had been that. I had hunted on a beautiful ranch with a great outfitter, I had shared...

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New Deer Management Show: Grow ‘em Big With Steve Bartylla

EPISODE 1. Whether you hunt 20 acres or 2,000, you can better manage that land for trophy whitetails through the tips, tactics and cutting-edge insights included in the new online show Grow ’em Big with Steve Bartylla. If you like deer, and are looking for the best deer management tips, this deer management show is for...

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Bowhunter Shoots Antlered Doe

See the amazing bowhunt for an “antlered doe” in Kentucky in this full episode of Antler Ice’s Bone Cold TV. Chad Faulkner is the lucky hunter to score but not before Shaun Thomson makes a perfect shot on a full-vevlet 8-point buck in Wyoming. Great video of both deer hunts! Faulkner shoots his rare...

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How a Rifle Sling Can Help You Kill More Deer

A rifle sling can be so much more than just an accessory for shouldering your rifle. It’s an important tool that can enhance shooting accuracy if applied correctly. Gunsite Academy shooting instructor Il Ling New schools DDH Editor Gordy Krahn on how to properly deploy a gun sling to stabilize the rifle in the kneeling position....

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What is Causing Mule Deer Numbers to Keep Declining?

Although a five-year cycle figure may reveal more information, concern continues to mount over the decline in mule deer numbers and biologists can’t seem to put a finger on the cause. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has completed the second year of an annual mule deer survey in portions of the Pine Ridge...

The author killed this buck after it followed his scent trail in the wrong direction. After a short time the buck came back in the right direction.

One 8 Can Win This Hand When Deer Find the Trail

It is a widely accepted fact, with plenty of research to back it up, that high quality protein is essential during antler growth and fawn rearing season for your deer to express their genetic potential. However, one area that is often overlooked for year-round nutrition is during the late winter and early spring. Hunters...

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Ted Nugent on Fred Bear and Public Relations

It’s tough to put a label on Ted Nugent: music icon, diehard hunter, passionate defender of the Second Amendment, outspoken … probably a few more descriptions, too. Uncle Ted’s been going hardcore gonzo backstrap-lovin’ deer hunting for decades. How many? Let’s just say decades. He’s 67 — can you believe that? — and still...

Once a fish is spotted it usually takes a quick reaction to get on it, draw, aim and fire all in one good motion, but that's the fun of bowfishing. You can shoot a lot in just one night!

U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship Field Fills Immediately

Within 11 hours after registration opened for Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship, the max number of 275 four-person teams had already signed up for the June 12-14 event. The world’s biggest bowfishing event will feature more water to fish, a whopping $100,000 in cash and prizes, and tons of free activities at...