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Alsheimer: Get Ready – Big Bucks are on the Move

By the end of October bucks’ and does’ hormone levels have peaked. Combine this with the fact that a full moon hung in the sky on October 18 and you have the ingredients in place for the rut to begin. But don’t be fooled into thinking the rut is about to go hot-to-trot. That...

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Alsheimer: The Whitetail Rut is Ready to Launch

By the last week in October the rut is about to explode for northern whitetails. Scraping and rubbing behavior has increased dramatically from what it was in early October. Also, a buck’s home range is no longer as small as it was in early September and October. In some areas bucks can be expected to cover more...

Celebrate hunting!

Ted Nugent: Lethal Deer Hunters Must Improvise, Adapt and Overcome

Ok, I admit it. I’m drunk. Stoned. Wasted. Tipsy. Inebriated. Schnookered. Zombied. Ozzylike. Hopelessly out of control and staggering aimlessly like a lost soul with no direction known. I am well into October and my ponytail has been erect since the early 60s. That’s the 1960s, not my 60s! (It’s all perfectly legal so...

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Save Your Deer with Citric Acid Spray

by Daniel E. Schmidt I know I get this from my dad, but I am a real freak when it comes to cleanliness with my deer. I am also adamant that I get my deer cold as fast as possible after field dressing it. These warm autumns of the past few years have caused...

If you're doing field dressing and aren't concerned about trim work or skinning, a good folding, locking knife with a sharp blade can help get the job done quickly. (Photo: Alan Clemons)

A Great Way to Sharpen Your Deer Hunting Knives on a Stone

If you’re an old school guy who likes to sharpen your best hunting knives by freehand, learn to do it well and quickly on a bench stone with these techniques. By Dexter Ewing Freehand sharpening is a skill that must be developed with practice, along with trial and error — at first, mostly error....

The sight every bowhunter wants to see: A blood-soaked arrow that hit its mark. (photo courtesy of Cory Johnson/Smokey Valley Archery)

Dan Schmidt: 3 Ways to Become a Better Bowhunter

by Daniel E. Schmidt You don’t have to be a world-class archer to become a deer hunting machine. In fact, the most successful deer hunters are those who develop proficient shooting skills then use their woodsmanship and knowledge of deer anatomy to do the rest. Here are three things you can do this weekend...

Jerry Peterson has pursued deer, predators and turkeys for decades yet always learns something when he goes in the woods.

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...