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Deer Talk Now: Proven Tips for Deer Hunting

With deer season still underway in some states, learn some of the best hunting tips to make your season more successful. Our loyal readers send in some of the best questions about game cameras, hunting high pressured areas, how to sight in scopes for bows or guns, scent control, treestand safety and others. They’re...

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Deer Talk Now: Great Game Camera Tips for Deer Hunters

Deer season has ended in some parts of the country and still is going on in others, but it’s not too early to start thinking about off-season camera surveys. Planning ahead now is the best way to get a jump on next season. When you’re trying to get the best information about your deer...

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Deer Talk Now: Three Biggest Bloodtrailing Mistakes

What do you know about bloodtrailing a deer? Just follow the track you think the deer took? Use a big light? Spray some kind of blood juice on the ground to make things shine? Maybe you should get on your knees and hands to become the deer? Or maybe you could, if you’ve exhausted...

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Deer Talk Now: Top Bowhunting Gear, Tips and Tactics

Which do you prefer: A fixed blade or mechanical broadhead? Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt answers this age-old bowhunting question that will continue to be debated for years. Fixed heads are simple, don’t have moving parts and have been time-tested. But expandables are lightweight, have slender profiles and fly like field points, and...

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Deer Talk Now: Scoring Your Biggest Bucks

In this super episode of Deer Talk Now, host Dan Schmidt discusses scoring antlers with two official measurers of Boone and Crockett and Pope and Young whitetails: David Morris of Oregon and Sam Wilkins of Washington. Both men are highly experienced antler-scorers and big-buck fanatics. In this show, they and Dan sit down at...

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Deer Talk Now: Proven Tactics for Hunting Big Bucks

When bucks split up, does start getting frisky and the rut zooms toward the peak when everything goes crazy, what do you do and how do you hunt during this exciting period? If you have a great calendar to keep things squared away for 2015, you can make notes now about what’s happening in...

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Deer Talk Now: Do Trappers Make Better Deer Hunters?

Tom Miranda has hunted big game animals around the world, literally on multiple continents and in some of the toughest conditions, but he got his start as an outdoorsman many years ago as a trapper. With the knowledge Miranda gained from studying animals’ travel routes, escape routes, how they approached his trap sets, how...

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

Deer Talk Now: Best Tips to Fill Your Freezer This Week

Are you still out of deer meat with the season in full tilt and an empty freezer just waiting to be filled before the holidays? You’re hearing that freezer whispering to you, “Dude, c’mon. Get going and kill some deer!” Part of that deer hunting experience even late in the season, whether it’s post-rut in the Midwest...

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Deer Talk Now: See More Deer, More Often

John Vaca of Bushnell Optics sits down with Deer Talk Now host Dan Schmidt for a one-on-one interview about some of the highest-tech improvements to hit optics in decades. Vaca explains how deer hunters can better use their optics to glass animals at long distances. He also explains how to use range-finding technology along with...