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Getting ready for bow season yet? (DDH Photo: Alan Clemons)

The Best Tips to Become a Better Bowhunter

Bowhunting for white-tailed deer has witnessed an explosion of interest in the last 20 years. As deer populations have soared and bowhunting gear and tactics have gone mainstream, more deer hunters are picking up the stick and string to chase their favorite quarry. Shoot a bow long enough and you will desire to improve...

Adam Hupf of Beaver Dam, Wis., with his state-record whitetail.

Rut Secrets Revealed in Info-Packed, Must-Have Guide

Because normally secretive and wary bucks have the tendency to become careless and more visible during the rut, this time can be one of the most exciting of the hunting season to kill a trophy whitetail. This peak period can be a chaotic and unpredictable time in the field with hunting pressure, weather conditions,...

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Deer Talk Now: Top Bowhunting Gear, Tips and Tactics

Which do you prefer: A fixed blade or mechanical broadhead? Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt answers this age-old bowhunting question that will continue to be debated for years. Fixed heads are simple, don’t have moving parts and have been time-tested. But expandables are lightweight, have slender profiles and fly like field points, and...

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New Video: Great Beginning Archery Tips for Women

City Roots to Hunting Boots blogger Kristen Schmitt spent the last year immersing herself in the world of archery and hunting and now she wants to inspire other women to do the same. Her new DVD, Beginner’s Guide to Archery: For Women, features instructional segments on archery lessons, finding a bow that fits your...

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A Simple Key to Scent-Free Deer Hunting Success

Scent-free soaps, shampoo, sprays and other products are key to staying one step ahead of the whitetail’s keen nose. Deer are intelligent animals, but their intelligence is based purely on the instinctual reflexes of a prey species. In other words, they react – most often quickly and decisively – to out-of-place stimuli. It might...

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...

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Celebrate Every Day With All You’ve Got!

HoHoHoHo boys and girls! Merry Merry Christmas to you all! Tiz the season to be jolly by golly and if your old Uncle Ted was any jollier at this point in December, I’d burst right here and now before your very eyeballs and explode my ever lovin’ venison infested guts all over the place....

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Could You Make This 300-Yard Shot With a Bow?

So, at 100 yards could you hit a target in a roughly 8-inch circle, about the size of a pie plate? How about at 200 yards? Hmmm … that’s stretching it a bit, no? Well, what about 300 yards? A balloon at 300 yards? That would be pretty impressive, and that’s what this guy...

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Certified Bowhunting Course Now Available Online

Florida’s certified National Bowhunter Education Foundation course is now offered in an online, distance learning format. A bowhunting enthusiast may access the program on the NBEF website, enter through the Florida portal and complete the online classroom topics before attending a shortened, interactive field day. A student who passes the online test will be...