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Soybeans for Deer Food Plots

Nothing beats soybeans for deer food plots when it comes to nutrition, tonnage and attraction. by Don Higgins I smiled when I saw the small group of deer headed for the plot of standing corn. I had been debating my friend Todd Hewing about what was the best late-season food-plot crop for whitetails. Todd...

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Reading Clues From Your Arrow Before Tracking Your Deer

So, you’ve made what you believe is a good, ethical shot on a buck or doe and then you watched it take off through the woods like you have before. Or maybe it’s your first deer with a bow and you’re so geeked you can’t stand it. Salute! But in either case, getting down...

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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...

Charlie Alsheimer killed this great buck on Nov. 17 as it "dog-trotted" two does around a food plot.

The Northern Whitetail Rut: Where We Stand

  Rut prediction analysis and hunting tips for the remainder of the season. By Charles Alsheimer   I received an email two nights ago from Wayne Laroche (he’s hunting in northern Maine) asking for my assessment of this year’s rut — specifically he wanted to know if I thought the majority of the breeding...

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Guide To Big Bucks: Rules Of The Rut

There’s nothing quite like the whitetail rut. The crisp weather. The invigorating woodland sounds and aromas. The sight of a thick-necked buck cruising through a timbered draw. By John Trout Jr. As a diehard bow-hunter, I’ve cherished every rut-time hunt I’ve experienced for the past five-plus decades. Last year was no different … with...

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State Offers Multiple Youth Hunts

Ohio’s youth hunters will have several opportunities to learn and improve their hunting skills this fall. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife offers many ways for families to hunt together and create lasting traditions in the state’s outdoors. White-tailed deer: A youth deer-gun season will be open statewide, Nov. 17-18. Hunters...

Brandon Bates, left, has experienced the highs and lows of chasing whitetails and elk throughout the country.

Thinking Elk? Readjust Your Expectations, Patience

Deer hunters often daydream of pursuing a big bugling elk in the mountains, but chasing a whitetail is different in many ways than going after an elk. Different skill sets and expectations are required. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation offers three tips to help new elk hunters make the transition from fantasy to reality....