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Deer Talk Now: Best Tips for Mineral Sites, Big Bucks and More

Longtime big buck hunter and Real Deal Mineral founder Matt Serwa capitalized on patience and persistence during the 2013-14 hunting season with a gorgeous gagger buck that scored more than 200 inches! Wow! Join Deer Talk Now this week as Serwa pays a visit to the DTN studios to discuss his summer mineral and...

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Is Concealed Carry Necessary When Deer Hunting?

Deer hunters sometimes wonder whether they should carry a handgun for protection when venturing into public hunting land or when they may be coming out late at night in unfamiliar surroundings. Others carry all the time, no matter what and no matter what their state laws say about guns and hunting. They’d rather be...

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Shop Special: Scout Smarter with this Tiny Cam

One of the best things about today’s proliferation of game cameras is the variety of options for high definition photos, video, extended times, flash or infrared and even size, with “micro” cameras now available from a few manufacturers. What this means is hunters and landowners are able to pick and choose what they need...

Three lifelong buck hunters and best friends (from left), Tom Miranda, Stan Potts and Joel Snow pose in an Ohio woodlot with Miranda’s Union County buck.

Miranda: Give Thanks, Appreciation for Deer Blessings

Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from that book. This book is titled The Rut Hunters, yet it’s really a tribute to all who pursue, protect and proliferate whitetails. North America’s whitetails are truly amazing and they continue to expand their range. Whether a hunter pursues bucks...

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Best Idea for Binoculars Pays Off In the Deer Stand or Stalking

Years ago when I saw the first binocular harness my first thought was something akin to “What a gimmicky idea” because it just looked kinda goofy and gimmicky. Duh. Sometimes I guess we have to get hit with the Smart Stick before realizing something does work well and is helpful. That’s what the binocular...

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Common Sense, Technology Critical for Public Land Deer Hunts

Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from that book. Nearly every state has an abundance of public land available to hunters, and if you are a “do it yourself” hunter who likes researching, planning and executing hunts, this method can pay off big time in cost and experience....

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Ready for Bow Season? Check Out This Monster Iowa Buck!

Are you ready for deer season? Is your bow sitting there in the garage or house looking like, “Please take me to the woods and let me see a deer before my limbs explode with anticipation!” Yeah, we know the feeling. There’s still too much time before we get to check cameras, hang stands,...

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Applications Due for Controlled Hunts in Big Buck State

Applications are now being accepted for controlled deer and waterfowl hunts on selected Ohio public areas during the 2014-15 season. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, hunters have until Thursday, July 31, to submit permit applications for a random drawing. These special hunts are held on selected public areas to provide additional...