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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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Burris Droptine Scopes: Optics Specifically Designed for Deer Hunters

Are you looking for a solid, value-priced and dependable riflescope that will help you be more successful this year for deer and predators during hunting season? Burris believes they deliver with its new line of Droptine scopes. They’re designed in the 2-7 and 3-9 lines for centerfire rifles, slug guns and muzzleloaders with good...

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Fight! Fight! Big Velvet Bucks Get Busy Slamming Antlers

It’s always fun to see big bucks fighting and getting after it, but when it happens in summer while their antlers are still in velvet it can be a bit confusing. This buck fight captured by Whitetail Properties shows how bucks spar in summer while still in velvet. This seems a bit more than...

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Wildlife Agency Appeals Judge’s Controversial Ruling on Wolves

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has filed an appeal of a December 2014 federal district court ruling that returned wolves in Michigan and Wisconsin to the federal endangered species list and wolves in Minnesota to federal threatened species status. The appeal – filed by the Michigan Attorney General in the U.S. Court of Appeals...

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Proof That Lighted Nocks are Beneficial for Bowhunters

If you’re a bowhunter and ever have wondered whether a shot was a good hit or a miss, then you’re likely not using lighted nocks to help you see what’s going on. Before you get down from your stand and find your arrow to check for blood, a lighted nock can give you a...

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Deer Hunting Community Loses an Ally at Pope & Young

On bended knee, looking to the heavens, I thank God every day that I am so blessed with a wonderful loving family, good health, great friends and hunting buddies, this spectacularly rewarding hunting lifestyle, a killer band of supreme soulmusic masters and the American freedom dream to live my life as I wish and...

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The Most Versatile Deer Call for Your Big Buck Success

We talk about practicing at the range with our rifle or muzzleloader, or working on bow shots from different angles in the yard, in order to become more proficient when the season rolls around. Why do we take for granted working on our deer grunt calls? Because, usually, we think they will just magically...

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4 Ways to Shoot Your Deer Rifle Better This Year

Now that deer season is over, what are you doing to ensure that you’ll be on top of your game next autumn when you return to the woods? Do you just store your bow, rifle, clothing and gear until late summer and then dust it off to head out again? Do you clean everything...

If you put in the time and effort, chances are high that you will score on most out-of-state deer hunts. John Vaca found that out in a big way on Day 2 of our trip.

Deer, Big Game Hunting License Application Deadlines Draw Near

If you’re planning to travel this year for a deer hunting trip in some of the western states, it’s high time to get on the stick and get in your applications. Hunting season application deadlines are drawing near in some states. In the past couple of weeks I’ve noticed, for example, that Utah’s application...