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The Deer Call That Will Fill Your Freezer This Fall

When it comes to the best deer hunting strategies, sometimes we think it’s so easy a kid could do it and other times we’re left scratching our heads in confusion. We did all the right things, had the best setup, the best hunting equipment and still got busted or zeroed. One thing most hunters...

A thick-bodied buck feeds in a field during an early season archery hunt in northeast Wyoming at Trophy Ridge Outfitters. (photo courtesy of Chad Drawbauch)

Video: Big Velvet Buck Shot During Bowhunt

  BY DANIEL E. SCHMIDT Bowhunters across North America have their favorite broadheads, bows and tree stands. And they also are quick to share the best places to bowhunt in the U.S. I’ve been blessed to have had the opportunity to travel across the country these past 19 years in search of whitetails and...

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White Clover Is A Great Consideration For Deer, Turkey Habitat Plots

White clover is a good source of protein for deer and turkey and should be considered when developing wildlife openings along with cost of planting and maintentance, duration of plant life and usefulness to wildlife species in the area. By Mitchell Marks, Alabama Wildlife Biologist, Freedom Hills WMA When developing wildlife openings, consideration must...

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7 Keys to Deer Hunting Success

Throughout the years, I’ve tried about every imaginable strategy to improve my chances of outsmarting wary white-tailed bucks. Unfortunately, some of the strategies I’ve tried didn’t pan out as I hoped they would. By Charles J. Alsheimer I’ve also learned some tactics that seem to work no matter where I’m hunting. These tactics usually...

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Late-Season Tactics The Focus On Final Deer Talk Now for 2012

It’s cold up north, but deer season is rockin’ right along in the Southeast and Southwest with about 10 more weeks remaining in the season! So what late-season tactics might work best? Staying in the woods or travel routes? Sitting over open areas where bucks will be chasing hot does? What’s the best way...

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The Season: Mock Scrapes Are A Waiting Game

Creating mock scrapes and then waiting to see what happens – or if anything happens – is kind of like torture, isn’t it? By Alan Clemons, Southern Managing Editor I mean, you’re kind of confident about deer being in the area. You’re just hoping to make one get more interested. Maybe alter his route...

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Deer Rifles: Buying Used Guns

Used guns can offer a tremendous value for hunters who are looking for a deal. However, the old adage applies: Buyer beware. Here are some tips for shopping for a used deer rifle or shotgun. By Bryan Hendricks Buying a used rifle carries a certain amount of risk, so inspect carefully. Pitting reflects chronic...

Steve Bartylla has several great tips for reducing odor and laying a scent trail when he's pursuing big bucks.

Deer Talk Now: Bartylla Says Don’t Be Afraid To Fail

Veteran deer hunter Steve Bartylla offered some great advice about hunting pre-rut bucks and thinking outside the box when it comes to your hunting. How’s that? Well, if you want to try a new food plot somewhere or hang some stands in that “what if …” place, do it. What’s the worst that can...