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Don’t Give Up When You Bump a Buck From His Core Area

Spooking a buck in his core area doesn’t mean the game is finished. In some cases, it has really just begun. By Bill Vaznis The buck exploded from underfoot like a firecracker and zigzagged across the creek and up the wooded hillside before disappearing into a thick stand of hemlocks. The unmistakable noise of...

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How You Can Help Minimize Fawn Mortality

As with most mammals, white-tailed deer tend to produce more young than can be expected to survive. Although the reasons vary regionally, a high proportion of fawns born each year fail to survive to weaning age. In some cases, formerly overabundant deer populations have stabilized, if not declined, principally because of recent increases in...

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Country Music Star Darryl Worley: Deer Hunter, Outdoorsman

Country music star Darryl Worley grew up in a small town in southwest Tennessee, living the usual country life of hunting, fishing, going to church, maybe a little scrap now and then, and being all boy. He fished and trapped turtles on the Tennessee River, hunted deer and small game in winter, and eventually...

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Another Chili Challenger: The World’s Best Venison Chili?

This venison chili is one of our all-time favorites and we thought now, with a little snow falling up north and cooler temps down south, would be a great time to see it again. This chili recipe looks so good you’ll be cryin’ if you don’t have any venison left in the freezer to...

Larry Benoit was a deer hunting legend who inspired many hunters interested in deer, tracking and becoming better woodsmen.

Larry Benoit: An American Deer Hunting Legend

The whitetail fraternity lost a true icon Oct. 7, 2013, with the passing of Larry Benoit of Duxbury, Vt. Larry, 89, died from complications after a brief bout with cancer. By Duncan Dobie Family members and close friends held a private service for Benoit on Oct. 14. Long-time friend Craig Jaques was a pallbearer....

If you're doing field dressing and aren't concerned about trim work or skinning, a good folding, locking knife with a sharp blade can help get the job done quickly. (Photo: Alan Clemons)

A Great Way to Sharpen Your Deer Hunting Knives on a Stone

If you’re an old school guy who likes to sharpen your best hunting knives by freehand, learn to do it well and quickly on a bench stone with these techniques. By Dexter Ewing Freehand sharpening is a skill that must be developed with practice, along with trial and error — at first, mostly error....

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Reading Clues From Your Arrow Before Tracking Your Deer

So, you’ve made what you believe is a good, ethical shot on a buck or doe and then you watched it take off through the woods like you have before. Or maybe it’s your first deer with a bow and you’re so geeked you can’t stand it. Salute! But in either case, getting down...

Tom Martin with Buck Commander zeroes in a Weaver Buck Commander scope.

What Are Willie Robertson and the Buck Commanders Up To Now?

Willie Robertson is a wildly-popular star of the A&E hit series Duck Dynasty, but before the show hit mainstream television he was famous in the hunting industry for his family’s popular waterfowl calls and fun-loving DVDs. The Robertsons started with ducks and the wildly successful Duck Commander line of calls. Living in Louisiana, the...