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History of Remington Arms: An American Success Story

Come along for a fascinating look at how one family’s passion built an iconic American business and galvanized an entire community in New York’s Mohawk Valley. “200 Years of Remington Arms.” In 1816, legend has it that a young Eliphalet Remington II believed he could build a better gun than he could buy, and...

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With Family and Friends, Happy Birthday to Me!

I know how to live. I know how to love. I know how to hunt and I know how to ROCK! But I really know how to party. I mean really party! Like celebrating spiritual family campfires with the greatest people in the world at amazing deercamps in America where the positive energy, goodwill,...

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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...

Cody Miller with his Big City buck shot during an early November bowhunt.

The Chase Ends for Big City

In autumn 2016, Illinois had been experiencing above-average high temperatures for the last few months. The most recent information I obtained from trail cameras, showed a lot of morning movement when the temperatures were cooler. On Nov. 6, I knew it was that time; I just had that feeling as temperatures were projected to...

Change your angles and distances when practicing during the off-season so you'll be ready for almost anything.

How to Make the Best Bow Shot to Kill a Deer

The anatomy of every successful bow shot hinges on many synchronous yet dynamic elements. This lends bowhunting the drama that keeps us coming back, but we also have an ethical obligation to eliminate uncertainty from the equation whenever possible. By Patrick Meitin Many view successful shooting as a purely-physical function of aligning sights to...

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Happy Sniper Season, Deerhunters!

Ahhhh….  The effervescent mystical flight of the arrow is powerful medicine for us bowhunters, that’s for sure. I’ve heard an awful lot of gungho bowhunters over the years state emphatically that they are so over the moon thrilled by bowhunting, archery overall and the intoxicating mystical flight of the arrow that they don’t even...

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Antlered Doe? The Odds are Highly Unlikely

How common are antlered does in the whitetail society? Unlikely. Yet, we hear of reports each year during gun season where hunters shoot large-bodied, antlered deer that are reported as females. In the scientific sense, these deer are not does but rather weird genetic freaks. As reported numerous times in Deer & Deer Hunting,...

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Famous Halloween Snowstorm: Remarkable Consequences for Deer

Not all early winters are disastrous for whitetails, but the 1991 Halloween snowstorm that swept northern Wisconsin set the state for one of those severe winters that produced unpredictable consequences. The storm blanketed the region with nearly 30 inches of snow three weeks before the state’s traditional rifle deer season opened. Another 18 inches...