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Ground blinds can be something you build from natural vegetation or one more obvious like this Redneck Blinds Haybale.

Six Ways to Improve Your Ground Blind Hunting Experience

Ground blind hunting is one of the coolest things to do for a couple of reasons, one of them being that you’re pretty much on eye level with the deer and other wildlife. Hunting in treestands is common in much of the Southeast and Midwest, of course. Nothing wrong with that at all. Getting...

Lunar Rut

Lunar Rut Predictions + 5 Things that Shut Down the Rut

Rut Predictions: When Bucks Will Go Wild! Deer & Deer Hunting’s annual rut prediction and analysis from Charlie Alsheimer and Wayne Laroche. In its 15th year, this research project is aimed at accurately predicting the whitetails annual rut activity with the moon phase. Just what do you believe about the moon and how it...

Whitetail Buck Deer (Photo by NPS)

The Best Time to Use A Grunt Call For Deer

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...

This gorgeous Michigan beast provided an 18-yard shot and ultrafantastic memories!

Hang on While I Compose Myself and Kill This Deer!

Hang on. I will be with you in a minute here. Excuse me while I attempt to compose myself. Excuse me while attempt to compose my NUGEBLOG#62. Excuse me whilst I kiss the sky! By Ted Nugent Only a fellow American deerhunting BloodBrother could have any idea what I am feeling and going through...

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Deer Talk Now: Become A Long-Range Deer Hunter

Double your effective range this gun-hunting season with these simple-to-learn shooting techniques. They will improve your shooting skills whether you hunt with a slug gun, rifle or muzzleloader. Also learn about a new bullet design that will drop deer with bone-crushing penetration. Brian Delcollo is a a professional guide and expert rifleman from Oregon...

Wisconsin deer hunting

WATCH: Fired Up Deer Hunting in the Best Buck State

The Destination Whitetail cameras travel to Wisconsin for a hunting adventure with the enthusiastic hunters of Takedown Outdoors on this week’s all-new episode, airing exclusively on the Sportsman Channel this Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Founded by Jerry Milos and Scott Bast, Takedown Outdoors is a group dedicated to hunting, the outdoors and education,...

Deer Scrape Dripper

Power Your Mock Scrapes During the Rut for Big Bucks

Mock scrapes are one of the best ways to get a buck’s attention and give you a great chance at killing a big one. You’re not going to have as much success with your mock scrapes without a licking branch. Deer use the scrape and licking branch to communicate with other deer. Their preorbital...

Deer Early season archery

5 Reasons You Stink in the Woods While Deer Hunting

If you’ve ever seen Top Gun, you may recall the scene when Maverick and Slider are in the meeting with Charlie, played by Kelly McGillis, who appears to turn down Maverick’s request for a date. Slider, the smarmy wingman for Iceman, chuckles and says, “Crashed and burned, huh, Mav?” Maverick, the flyboy cowboy lead...

This buck and dogs are caught in the act of doing what they do. Mother Nature isn't always pretty. (Photo by Devin Solomon)

UPDATE: Buck, Hounds Captured Amid Their Battle

Devin Solomon photographed this buck being chased by two pointers with tracking collars. We weren’t sure what was going on (and admitted as much in our original post) but Solomon has reached out to let us know what was happening. “I don’t want to portray the idea that I’m out here encouraging dogs ripping...