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Gavin Dingman of Michigan with his albino buck.

A White Deer, Young Hunter and Mixed Emotions

Albino and piebald deer bring out a wide range of emotions and responses in hunters and non-hunters, so much so that giving one side or the other dibs as Feedback Champion would be tough to do. I’ve seen hunters who flat-out go to the mattresses that an albino deer should be protected and not...

Steven Davis of North Carolina with his crossbow buck that pushes 190-plus inches!

Monster Crossbow Buck May Be a State Record!

After watching a gigantic buck for days and getting scads of game camera photos, Steven Davis calmly stood in his stand waiting for a shot at the bruiser. He’d seen this gagger in velvet, bedding down in soybeans, and watched as a smaller 6-point literally ate the velvet from the buck’s massive antlers. And then...

TenPoint crossbow

Are You Shooting the Best Crossbow Arrow for Your Bow?

Selecting the correct arrow for your crossbow can be challenging if you’re unaware of some basic ideas about how you want to use it, what you’ll be hunting and your bow’s setup. Just as with any other deer hunting bow or firearm, your crossbow needs to have the appropriate items to make it work...

A smooth-shooting rifle and good bullets are obviously crucial to success, but they're only as good as the optics that help you line up the deer in your sights.

Research Coatings Before Buying Hunting Optics

What are all these coatings on scopes, binoculars and spotting scopes? Take a look at any optics company’s site and you’ll find some descriptions about lens coatings that help with abrasion resistance, clarity, light transmission, glare reduction and waterproof capabilities. By Alan Clemons Some of these coatings are proprietary, specially designed by or for...

Big Buck

Deer Hunting Seasons Set For Razorback Hunters

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission set the state’s deer hunting seasons for 2014-15, with modern gun deer season opening Nov. 8, archery season opening Sept. 27, and muzzleloader season opening Oct. 17. The deer season dates are part of the 2014-15 general hunting regulations approved during the Commission’s monthly meeting. Season dates for...

Ohio is a fantastic state for big buck hunters but numbers of white-tailed deer can cause problems for farmers and in urban areas.

Extended Hours, Bag Limit Changes Await Deer Hunters

Several changes to Ohio’s white-tailed deer hunting regulations take effect when the first deer season begins Sept. 28, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. New deer hunting regulations implemented by the ODNR Division of Wildlife include extended hunting hours during gun and muzzleloader seasons, county bag limits, changes to deer permit use...

whitetail hunting with crossbows

Conflicts Among Archery, Firearms Deer Hunters

Mississippi’s Legislature has a small batch of wildlife-related bills to consider in its session including one in the House and Senate to legalize the broader use of crossbows. As expected, the Mississippi Bowhunters Association is against that. according to this story in the Mississippi Sportsman. “We do not think crossbows are true archery equipment,”...

Mission Crossbow

Mission Archery Releases First Crossbow

Mission Archery, the hugely popular off-shoot of Mathews Inc., has entered the crossbow market. This is the first step for either company into the growing crossbow space and signals the accelerating trend of horizontal archery in the United States. Mission’s MXB-360 is another innovative game-changer from archery icon Matt McPherson, who designed the MXB-360...

raider

New Crossbow Review: Wicked Ridge Steps Up

Back in 2010, Wicked Ridge arrived as an offshoot of TenPoint Crossbows. The idea was simple: TenPoint already ruled the high-end crossbow market, but there was a large contingent of hunters entering the sport who were looking for a quality entry-level crossbow. Wicked Ridge quickly captured this market with entry-priced products with some upper-level...