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New Mission MXB-Sniper Lite Crossbow Loaded with Features

Mission Archery has bolted out of the gate for 2015 with a stunningly streamlined, cool and feature-packed crossbow: the new MXB-Sniper Lite. This hot crossbow was just announced by Mission Archery. It includes a machined rail with beveled arrow track, integrated rail and scope mount, Smart Guide cable slide to alleviate down pressure on...

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Deer Talk Now: Do Trappers Make Better 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...

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Heat Up, Juice Up and Don’t Be in the Dark This Season

Try as we might to get into the woods and disconnect, we’re usually not far from our smart phones. There can be, of course, a legitimate need for smartphones in the woods: calling for help, using the GPS or compass, even using the light in a pinch. I’ve used my iPhone flashlight feature more...

Gordy Krahn knows that a realistic call can make a difference with a wary buck.

A Deer Came In Grunting, and It Sounded Like This

While hunting in Saskatchewan recently I had a giant doe and her two shaggy donkey yearlings about 30 or 40 yards away when they suddenly looked behind my ground blind. I already had a lynx come padding through so I figured maybe this was going to be a wolf or sasquatch or something from...

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Revealed: The Best Times for the Rut This Deer Season

Interested in finding out the best times for the peak rut this season and when to be in the stand for a shot at a big buck? Hunt the prime white-tailed deer rut days this fall using the 2014 Deer & Deer Hunting Northern Rut Forecast. It’s the perfect resource to ensure you’ll be...

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What Would You Do About This 9-Point Buck?

Wisconsin deer hunters faced a dilemma about a 9-point buck and figured out a way to resolve the situation, although it’s now drawing interest in hunting circles. Eleven-year old Kameron Jorgenson shot a 9-point buck near Oneida, Wis., and it hit the ground. Then he and his father watched as the deer “came back...

David Blanton with Realtree make a super shot with this CVA muzzleloader on this great Oklahoma buck. Congrats!

Find Out Best Times to Hunt the Rut, Start to Finish

Take full advantage of the short window for white-tailed deer hunting during the rut with expert advice from the staff of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine. Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Hunting the Rut is a comprehensive strategy manual for every aspect of the upcoming rut, delivering more than 40 years of experience...

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5 Things to Extend the Life of Your Hunting Boots

When you invest your hard-earned money into your best hunting gear, including boots, it means you don’t want them to tucker out within a year or two of good use in the woods. I’m always on the search for better boots. I have some that I like, from Wolverine and Wood ‘n Stream and...

Jerry Peterson has pursued deer, predators and turkeys for decades yet always learns something when he goes in the woods.

Deer Talk Now: Best Tips to Fill Your Freezer This Week

Are you still out of deer meat with the season in full tilt and an empty freezer just waiting to be filled before the holidays? You’re hearing that freezer whispering to you, “Dude, c’mon. Get going and kill some deer!” Part of that deer hunting experience even late in the season, whether it’s post-rut in the Midwest...