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Deer Talk Now: Tactics for Hunting Smaller Properties

Wide Open Wednesday is one of our most popular days on Deer Talk Now because that’s when you’re the star of the show. In this classic episode of Deer Talk Now, hosts Dan Schmidt and Brad Rucks answer viewer questions that cover a wide range of hunting topics. For example, one viewer wants to...

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Deer Talk Now: Bartylla Secrets for Deer Hunting Success

If you’re thinking about deer season, leaves changing colors and putting a broadhead through a ribcage then you’re not alone at all. Thing is, deer season will be here before we know it. Seasons open in mid-summer in California and Florida, and then everything breaks loose in September. That’s just … oh, five or...

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Proof That Lighted Nocks are Beneficial for Bowhunters

If you’re a bowhunter and ever have wondered whether a shot was a good hit or a miss, then you’re likely not using lighted nocks to help you see what’s going on. Before you get down from your stand and find your arrow to check for blood, a lighted nock can give you a...

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Deer Hunting Community Loses an Ally at Pope & Young

On bended knee, looking to the heavens, I thank God every day that I am so blessed with a wonderful loving family, good health, great friends and hunting buddies, this spectacularly rewarding hunting lifestyle, a killer band of supreme soulmusic masters and the American freedom dream to live my life as I wish and...

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Deer Talk Now: Have Anti-Hunters Written Our Game Laws?

He’s outspoken, passionate and never at a loss for words when it comes to defending hunting and hunting rights against any arguments that are uninformed, without fact or, to be honest, downright stupid. In our interview with firebrand rocker and diehard hunter Ted Nugent, we address several hot-button topics that always stir debate among...

If you put in the time and effort, chances are high that you will score on most out-of-state deer hunts. John Vaca found that out in a big way on Day 2 of our trip.

Deer, Big Game Hunting License Application Deadlines Draw Near

If you’re planning to travel this year for a deer hunting trip in some of the western states, it’s high time to get on the stick and get in your applications. Hunting season application deadlines are drawing near in some states. In the past couple of weeks I’ve noticed, for example, that Utah’s application...

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Maximize Your Success During the Rut to Kill Big Bucks

Finding out if bucks are hitting your mock scrapes is akin to opening presents on Christmas morning, because while you’re confident something you want is under the tree there’s no guarantee. For the last two seasons I’ve used Smokey’s Preorbital gland lure on the licking branches of mock scrapes I created on a tract I hunt...

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Deer Talk Now: Hit the Bull’s Eye With Your Bowhunting Practice

Becoming the best bowhunter you can be requires hours of patience, knowledge of your equipment and confidence that you can make the shot at an ethical range. Repetition and good technique are two of the best things you can do to achieve success. Of course, after you’re comfortable with your bow’s setup and how...

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8 Messages Deer Send Hunters With Their Tails

When you spot a deer, study its tail. What you observe will help you make smart hunting decisions. Of course, the deer’s body language is important to watch, too. It goes hand in hand in with what the tail is doing. By Tom Carpenter But the tail’s actions are a very visible, clear and...