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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...

Vero Vellini BinoPal binocular harness

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...

Can Deer See Blaze Orange?

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....

NAP Chris Hunter Iowa bow buck

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,...

Lowen Ohio

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...

Mathews prostaffer Joel Maxfield is an avid buck hunter and loves to observe whitetail bucks from a long-distance vantage point. In his home state of Wisconsin, Joel often puts bucks to bed with a spotting scope, then plans a midday stalk. His strategy is highly successful. Here Joel poses with a Montana buck.

Observation, Scouting are Critical to Big Buck Success

  Mathews prostaffer Joel Maxfield is an avid buck hunter and loves to observe whitetail bucks from a long-distance vantage point. In his home state of Wisconsin, Joel often puts bucks to bed with a spotting scope, then plans a midday stalk. His strategy is highly successful. Here Joel poses with a Montana buck....

North Dakota buck

Lowest Number of Deer Tags Offered in 34 Years

Deer hunters are losing more than 11,500 hunting permits from last season due to a continued decline in population numbers and more than 2 million acres of Conservation Reserve Program habitat being put back into crop use. North Dakota hunters will find themselves with fewer opportunities this year. Randy Kreil, wildlife chief for the...

Celebrate hunting!

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun!

Summer 2014? Are you kidding me? I hate to subject you and me to predictable status quo colloquialisms, but here she goes; my, how time flies when we’re having fun! So if my calculations are correct, this little Nuge ditty oughtta be showing up on your intergalactic electronic hand-held device sometime on Thursday, June...