Scout

The best tips and tactics for scouting, woodsmanship, how to use game cameras, treestand and blind placement, where deer live and how to find them throughout the year.

Mark Kayser uses his Nikons to glass across a pasture for a possible shed deer antler.

The Best Way to Find More Shed Antlers

If you want to find more shed antlers you have to search where whitetails congregate and you need to put boots on the ground. In addition to these two simple elements you can up your antler game and gain by incorporating a common piece of hunting equipment. No, it’s not an ATV to ride...

Mark Kayser after a day of whitetail deer shed antler hunting with his faithful friend, Sage. (Photo copyright Mark Kayser)

Bring Man’s Best Friend and Find More Shed Antlers

Man’s best friend is also your best friend, especially if you enjoy picking up shed antlers. Think about it, antlers are just bone, albeit the most amazing bone in the animal kingdom. Can you grow a new hunk of bone annually? That bone has appeal to your best friend whether it is a trained...

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Hot Gear: Spying Made Simple with Stealth Cam GX45NG

OK, I just got back from Walmart. Had to load up on a dozen AA batteries to fuel this beast. The good news is that the Stealth Cam GX45NG reportedly gets a full year of use from that power supply, so I shouldn’t have to worry about refueling it anytime soon. For me it’s...

Fred Eichler turns his truck into a mobile hunting tool that has what he needs for hunting trips, emergencies, tight spots, maybe even an overnight stay or two if necessary. Planning ahead and being aware of needs can help you have a mobile rig with the right gear.

Turn Your Truck Into a Mobile Deer Hunting Tool

My truck is my home away from home. I find this sentiment holds true for most of the people I know who spend a lot of time outdoors or a lot of time in their truck.  A vehicle can say a lot about a person, such as what they enjoy doing or even what...

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5 Post-Season Scouting Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore

If you haven’t begun thinking about deer season already, well, it’s not too late to get that in your mind to make plans. The season begins in just a few months and that will fly by quickly. Florida’s southernmost zone opens in late July, along with blacktail deer season in California, parts of South Carolina in...

Now is the time in most states to look for and find shed antlers, which is a great way to get an idea of where bucks are hanging out so you can plan for next season. (Photo: Darrell Nieschwitz)

3 Reasons You’re Not Finding Shed Antlers

In recent years, shed hunting has become the biggest pre-turkey season springtime fad for hunters. The “white gold” of a buck’s shed antlers has become something to keep our desire to hunt at bay while nothing is in season. But what if you’re not finding any bone? You see all your friends flooding Instagram with...

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Big Buck Sheds Both Antlers on Film!

Hey everybody, check this out. It is one of the coolest videos I’ve seen come across my desk in a while. Jeff Enns posted this on YouTube a while ago, but we first saw it now. He writes: “Here is a mule deer buck that I have trail cam videos and videos of in...

Post-season scouting is the best time to find trails and bedding and feeding areas, so you can plan accordingly for next season.

Three Payoffs to Scouting for Deer After the Season Ends

The season is over for whitetail hunters across the country. Whether you let a crossbow arrow fly to put meat in the freezer or antlers on the ground doesn’t matter much any more. But your work is far from over. In fact, it never really stops if you want to stack the odds in your...