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The Whitetail’s Secret Weapon: Birth Timing

The whitetails’ reproductive cycle is geared to giving birth when conditions are best for newborn fawn survival. As you progress northward in the whitetail’s geographic range, a greater percentage of the fawns will be born during a relatively brief period in late May and early June. This is when new, lush vegetation provides excellent...

ReAnn Chatham with her 149 inch Mississippi buck.

She Took One More Moment and Then Dropped a Whopper

Fourteen was the key number for ReAnn Chatham last winter while deer hunting with her father in Mississippi. First, ReAnn is 14 years old. Second, the monster buck she shot has 14 points and was a deer they had been seeing occasionally. They knew it was in the area and ReAnn’s father, Greg, figured...

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Intense Whitetail Management: South Texas Lessons, Clues for Trophy Buck Potential

The white-tailed deer’s popularity is especially augmented by its adaptability and abundance. This malleable herbivore is not only abundant, but it also can live just about anywhere — from our back yards to the deep, dark forests of Canada, providing sportsmen ample and affordable hunting opportunities. By Bob Zaiglin Although the whitetail has always...

Steve Bartylla has some of the best deer hunting tips for land and whitetail management, stand placement and more in his new book, Big Buck Secrets.

Best Deer Hunting Tips Revealed in Big Buck Secrets

Seasoned whitetail hunter Steve Bartylla serves as a personal trainer with his new book, Big Buck Secrets, divulging insider tips on scouting and sharing hunting tactics that will help the average hunter take his or her craft to the next level. Big Buck Secrets, from Krause Publications, is available at www.shopdeerhunting.com. Calling on more...

Ted Nugent

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...

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10 Tips for Finding More Shed Antlers

Hey shed heads, want to find more antlers this year? It’s time to start thinking about where to look and how to find the antlers bucks have cast. Shed hunting is a super way to learn more about the property where you hunt along with enjoying the outdoors. “Honestly, I can’t think of a...

Bucksfight

Amazing Fight Between Two Incredibly Tough Bucks

Why do bucks fight? Myriad reasons, of course, including hormones, aggression, defending turf and in late summer playful jousting to sort of set the pecking order among the group. These bucks are flat-out gettin’ after it, though, and it’s a cool fight to watch between two giant deer. One is a 10-point and the...

Josh Peterson killed this stunner buck in western Wisconsin.

Deer & Deer Hunting: The Best Bucks of 2014-15

Welcome to the Deer and Deer Hunting 2014-15 Buck Pole, where giant bucks from across the country are featured and deer hunters are celebrated. The bucks and hunters here are sent to us via email and also some of the hottest big bucks circulating on social media sites. We’ll keep this post updated as new...

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Rubs: The Whitetail’s Communication Hub

Humans learn by seeing. Deer do, too. When a hunter comes upon a big rub, his heart skips a beat. When a whitetail buck encounters a rub of any size, it has different thoughts. Our excitement has to do with hunting possibilities. A buck’s has to do with identifying who made the rub, because...