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NAP pro Chris Ward with his super Iowa bruiser buck!

Perfect Setup for a Giant Bruiser Buck Bowkill

Chris Ward had a perfect setup, the right wind, a great feeding area and deer that were covering up his stand site for an afternoon bowhunt. What else could make this opening day in Iowa even more perfect? How about a stunning buck with width, mass and a droptine! That’s what the NAP prostaffer...

Yowza! Ted Nugent with a nice buck!

Destination Whitetail Bonus Episodes Airing Tonight

Destination Whitetail, the travel hunting show celebrating the culture and traditions of the people who love to hunt white-tailed deer, is featured as part of DIRECTV’s free weeklong preview of the Sportsman Channel. DIRECTV subscribers should check their local listings for information on Destination Whitetail air times. From Aug.25-31, DIRECTV customers will enjoy a free preview of all the...

Whitetail Buck Deer (Photo by NPS)

Deer Talk Now: The Best Tips for Deer Season Planning

With deer season just weeks away or opening now in some areas, 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...

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Why Does This Deer Season Begin This Early?

Hunters in one state apparently have a pretty good relationship with their state wildlife agency, which shifted deer season dates to accommodate a request for hunting opportunities. Deer hunters in Nebraska wanted to hunt bucks that still have velvet on their antlers. So the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission shifted the season’s opening day...

Do you want to learn more about deer and deer hunting, safety, improving your skills and becoming a better hunter?

Treestand Safety Harnesses Better, Stronger, More Comfortable

Talk with any bow hunter older than 40 or 50 and ask about safety harnesses, climbing trees in the “olden days” and whether they ever had an accident or close call that made their liver quiver. Chances are good you’ll get an affirmative. Hunters a smidge older than 50ish kind of shake their heads...

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Do You Need a Background Check to Go Deer Hunting?

Hunters throughout the country need licenses, permits and, usually, permission from landowners in order to hunt deer, upland or waterfowl birds, small game and other big game species. We apply for tags and special permits, get licenses or permits for public land hunting, and have to undergo background checks to purchase rifles and handguns...

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This Rangefinder Can Tell You Whether to Shoot or Wait!

What if a laser rangefinder could tell you whether to take a shot at a deer or keep that arrow nocked for a better possibility in another shooting lane? Or, even better, how about technology in a rangefinder that would help you trim shooting lanes better so you would know without a doubt the...