Author Archives: Guest Contributor for Deer & Deer Hunting

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How High Should I Hang My Tree Stands?

  How high should I hang my stands? This is one of the most common questions in bowhunting. Elevated hunting’s No. 1 selling point is literally rising above the astute noses of the game we pursue. In bowhunting, there’s another majorly important consideration: Undetected shot execution during the conspicuous draw cycle. Tugging a bowstring to...

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Quality Deer Habitat and Best Food Plots Start Now

Many sportsmen’s favorite deer habitat management practices correlate with their favorite hunting season, such as planting fall food plots for deer season. However, other habitat management practices performed during the off season are likely more important for meeting the needs of their favorite wildlife species. Landowners interested in managing their forestland for wildlife and...

Yamaha Tactical Black Viking 4x4

Live from SHOT 2014: Yamaha Unveils New 4×4 with Three-Person Seating

Yamaha used the 2014 SHOT Show to announce the latest version of the Viking EPS Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle, the Special Edition (SE) Tactical Black Viking. Assembled in the United States, the new SE Viking combines an aggressive flat-black painted appearance and popular accessories with classic Yamaha durability and off-road capabilities. The new Tactical Black...

Bear pro staffer Brian Otto with his 11-point double drop buck, which was killed with his Bear 59 Kodiak.

Trying Traditional: Five Things to Know About Traditional Archery

Traditional archery’s experienced a renaissance of late, with seasoned archers seeking an added challenge that turns even does into a big reward, and others simply looking for a simpler bowhunting experience free of technological clutter. By Patrick Meitin Companies such as the venerable Bear Archery Products and Howatt/Martin, Hoyt and myriad custom makers are...