Bill Winke

When are the Best Times to Run Cameras for Big Bucks?

Deer hunters know that game cameras are among the most valuable tools for gathering data about bucks and does, but do you know one of the best times to use cameras to increase you chances of success during the hunting season? Tom Miranda’s new book, The Rut Hunters, offers outstanding information from some of...

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How High Should I Hang My Tree Stands?

  How high should I hang my stands? This is one of the most common questions in bowhunting. Elevated hunting’s No. 1 selling point is literally rising above the astute noses of the game we pursue. In bowhunting, there’s another majorly important consideration: Undetected shot execution during the conspicuous draw cycle. Tugging a bowstring to...

Hawke Sport Optics XB30 scope has upgraded features for 2014.

Hawke Optics Upgrades Popular XB30 Crossbow Scope

Part of the fun of the off-season is getting new gear dialed in, set up and ready to go once deer season rolls around each autumn. This definitely includes optics, which must be spot-on for accuracy in the field. Check out the press release below about the new Hawke XB30, along with other new...

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No CWD Discovered in Widespread Testing

None of the dreaded chronic wasting disease has been found in Arkansas’s deer herd. That’s the bottom line of a report from the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory which did extensive analyses for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on a set of samples submitted during the 2013 sampling period. Chronic wasting disease is a...

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Modifications Made to Proposed Deer Season Regulations

Deer limits have been altered in several counties and will be voted on by the wildlife council in one state known for pumping out big bucks each season. After considering public input and reviewing data, modifications were made to the 2014-2015 hunting regulations proposals that the Ohio Wildlife Council will vote on at its...

Save wear and tear on your archery target with the new ArrowMat target faces from Deer & Deer Hunting! Click on the photo to learn more.

Locavore Blog: Getting Fitted For A Compound Bow (Video)

As a new archer, I made a point of asking some of the women leaders within the sport what their advice was for newer women archers interested in getting started. Tiffany Lakosky of the Outdoor Channel’s Crush With Lee & Tiffany made a point of telling me that “the most important thing is to...

Illinois hunters may see changes in the coming seasons.

What Did One State’s Wildlife Director Say About Deer?

Balancing hunters’ desires for more or less deer, or bigger bucks, with the biological needs of a state population, is never an easy task for wildlife agency managers and biologists. With several Midwest states showing declines in season harvest numbers, Illinois DNR Director Marc Miller recently posted some thoughts on the department’s upcoming changes....