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Josh Peterson killed this stunner buck in western Wisconsin.

Deer & Deer Hunting: The Best Bucks of 2014-15

Welcome to the Deer and Deer Hunting 2014-15 Buck Pole, where giant bucks from across the country are featured and deer hunters are celebrated. The bucks and hunters here are sent to us via email and also some of the hottest big bucks circulating on social media sites. We’ll keep this post updated as new...

Steve Bartylla has some of the best deer hunting tips for land and whitetail management, stand placement and more in his new book, Big Buck Secrets.

Best Deer Hunting Tips Revealed in Big Buck Secrets

Seasoned whitetail hunter Steve Bartylla serves as a personal trainer with his new book, Big Buck Secrets, divulging insider tips on scouting and sharing hunting tactics that will help the average hunter take his or her craft to the next level. Big Buck Secrets, from Krause Publications, is available at www.shopdeerhunting.com. Calling on more...

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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...

Extreme blood loss and easy to follow blood trails are what every bowhunter should strive to achieve. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

New Crossbow Broadhead is Something to Behold

It’s almost hard to believe that mechanical broadheads have been entrenched in the bowhunting world for over 20 years now. Wow, time flies almost as fast as these modern arrows! Mechanicals became the rage in the archery industry in the mid-1990s when two things – 3-D archery and high-speed bows – became more popular....

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Deer Hunter Puts the Slug Hammer on Running Buck

Making a shot on a running deer isn’t something you can practice easily, if at all, and maybe especially in cold weather when you’ve been standing around for a bit and muscles are stiff. Several years ago in Austria at a Kahles Optik and Steyr rifles event we were able to shoot at an...

Whitetail Buck Deer (Photo by NPS)

How to Really Use a Grunt Call to Dupe Big Bucks

When is the best time to use a grunt call to try to bring in a big buck? Is it pre-rut when bucks are splitting up and establishing their territory? During the rut when they’re moving around and seeking willing does? Post-rut when they’re recovering but may still be interested in a doe if...

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Preserve Owner Uncooperative, Deer Escape as CWD Concerns Intensify

Ohio Division of Natural Resources officials are ramping up efforts to test wild deer for chronic wasting disease after the recent discovery of the disease in a captive herd northeast of Cleveland. Following the discovery of CWD-infected deer at a private shooting preserve and learning that deer had been transported from other states into Ohio,...

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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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CWD Adds to Regulations About Transporting Deer

On October 22, 2014, a deer from a captive facility in Ohio tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), that state’s first confirmed case of the disease. Therefore, Ohio is now considered a CWD-positive jurisdiction and whole deer killed in Ohio can no longer be transported into New Hampshire. People who make hunting trips to...