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Tom Miranda Deer Talk Now

Do Trappers Make Great 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...

This buck in north-central Wisconsin was caught on camera checking a scrape doctored with Smokey's Preorbital Gland Lure. Bucks will check rubs and scrapes — their signposts — throughout the season.

Get Ready for the Rut Now, Then Capitalize

The peak of the rut is hitting in some parts of the country and a few reports are trickling in about scraping activity in the Southeast, meaning it won’t be long there before it’s hitting full speed. Whether you’re a gun or bow hunter, doctoring an existing scrape or making a mock scrape with...