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Leyda Gilkerson took this nice Tennessee 10-point on opening weekend in September with her TenPoint Turbo XLT crossbow.

Crossbows or Not? The Argument for Inclusion

I remember my first bow: a handsome recurve with 45 pounds of pull and an effective range of 15 to maybe 20 yards in my hands. I never arrowed a deer with it, but that wasn’t the bow’s fault: Teenage inexperience and youthful impatience assured that the township’s whitetails survived unscathed. That was the...

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Remember ‘Buyer beware!’ When Buying Broadheads Online

Apparently knock-off products aren’t exclusive to over-priced jewelry and handbags. One Illinois hunter learned this the hard way, and his story makes you wonder how many hunters have been duped and didn’t know it. Let’s face it: good hunting products can be pricey, and there are certainly some great deals to be had. You just need...

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Hot Gear: The Best Deer Management and Hunting Strategies

As any seasoned hunter knows, many variables go into tagging a buck of a lifetime but there is one factor that perhaps outweighs all others – habitat. White-tailed Deer Management and Habitat Improvement gives hunters and property owners the tools required to make their land veritable deer factories. Drawing upon Steve Bartylla’s 20-plus years of...

Shemane Nugent quickly learned to love the self-sustaining outdoors lifestyle and loves it!

Godspeed the Queens of the Forest!

I’ve said it before and it is truly worth repeating on a regular basis, that, according to the greatest philosopher of all times, his Eminence Sir Dirty Harry, that: “A good man has got to know his limitations.” As a married man, this may very well be the most important truism we worship every...

Getting all your clothing in ship-shape before and during the season certainly can give you an edge while deer hunting.

Six Hunting Tips for Better Scent Control

Like a kid at Christmas, it was hard to hide my juvenile excitement as the UPS truck was backing into my driveway. Everybody loves getting things in the mail, and I was especially excited for this package. This season’s ScentBlocker order was sure to not disappoint. I am a loyal scent control disciple and...

Mark Davis of South Carolina was hunting on his lease in Texas when this wide old buck came within range. Congrats!

Buck Pole Honor Roll 2016-17: Your Best Whitetails

Deer season is here and so is the annual Buck Pole Honor Roll with your smiling faces and whitetails, blacktails and more from across the country! Each year we highlight deer and the hunters who killed them with photos that will be updated all season long. These are from submissions on social media and via email....

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Working Class Whitetails: Hunt for a Buck Called Lefty

Join the over-the-shoulder hunt for a 230-class whitetail in southern Iowa that will have you on the edge of your seat wondering if it comes within range. After watching the Working Class Whitetails crew and this amazing buck, you’ll learn the fate of this incredible whitetail. Working Class Whitetails, Season 1, Episode 9. Original...

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The Best Tips for Scouting and Bowhunting Deer

IOLA, Wis. (Dec. 8, 2016) – Bowhunters of all ages and experience levels will find plenty of useful tips inside Bowhunters’ Digest, 6th Edition. Throughout the book, well-known author, experienced guide and bowhunter Patrick Meitin shares a wealth of knowledge about hunting tactics, equipment selection, tuning and accuracy to help all bowhunters take their skills...

Ted and Kenny with a cool Axis buck!

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...