Steve Bartylla's Big Buck Secrets provides years of knowledge, experience and great insights about scouting, hunting and killing big bucks.

Steve Bartylla’s Pick of the Day: Big Buck Secrets

While there is a wealth of available knowledge on hunting trophy bucks, very little of this information actually comes from someone who hunts in the same places, or even the same conditions, as their audience. Because of this disparity, it often becomes unrealistic to follow this type of how-to information, as little of it...

Ted and Toby Nugent with a super bear! Predators, indeed!

Turn Up The Nature Radar to be a Deadlier Predator

I cannot imagine anything in life much more inspiring than being welcomed into the lives and families of US Military warriors. Since the 1960s, I have been immensely blessed and humbled to be invited to share campfires with these heroes and their families, and I have learned much about how quality of life comes...

With ladder stands it's best to have a buddy to help you get them put up, especially with some of the 2-man stands that are heavier or taller. Be safe!

Deer Talk Now: How to Set Up a Ladder Stand Safely for Deer Hunting

Hunting deer and other big game animals from elevated stands is nothing new, with Native Americans and pioneers utilizing bluffs, trees and other perches to see animals approaching. But today we have the incredible luxury of sturdy metals, weather-resistant seats that are comfortable, and the ability to put these ladder stands pretty much wherever...

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Three Arrested for Multiple Wildlife Violations

After a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division investigation, three men turned themselves into authorities for alleged deer and alligator violations in Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes. On June 16 Blake A. Mitchell, 29, of Gretna, turned himself in to Jefferson and Plaquemines parish authorities. On June 17 Stephen Black, 19, of Slidell,...

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Food Facts: Secrets of a Whitetail’s Stomach

Hunters often wonder about deer finding quality nutrition before natural foods and agricultural crops become abundant in spring, and then later in the year when thoughts turn to natural browse and supplemental food plots. Here, courtesy of John J. Ozoga’s insights in Deer & Deer Hunting, is some insight into how the whitetail’s amazing digestive...

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Hunters Asked to Help With Manhunt for New York Escapees

Law enforcement officials in New York are asking hunters with game cameras in operation to report any suspicious images found on their cameras as the manhunt continues for two escaped killers. Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora on June 6. Their elaborate plan included cutting...

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LIttle Peter Gives Up the Goods on Choppin’ Wood

What do you know about chopping wood? Little Peter gives us his advice in the latest installment from his popular YouTube series. He reportedly lives in Maine and is 17 years old. Quite an accent, eh? Some Mainers are aghast that he (a) is wearing a New York Yankees cap and (b) has an...

When you get in your blind, arrange your seat for the best shot possibility. Consider all the angles and shot possibilities so you don't get caught off guard.

How to Maximize Your Deer Hunting Ground Blind Setup

Want to get closer to more deer while hunting from a ground blind? Creating a ground blind is one of the best and easiest ways to maximize your deer hunting opportunities. You can select specific stand locations based on travel routes, bedding areas, feeding areas, the wind, water or other factors, and then make...

Ted and Fleetwood Nugent love spending time together whether it's chasing deer or woodchucks or sitting around the campfire.

Don’t Forget to Inventory the Memories

As I sit here at total peace, engulfed in the spectacular New Brunswick wilderness all around me, light, gentle rain pitter-pattering on my little tentblind to further ease me into definitive calm, I cannot help journeying into my precious, bulging memory bank of a phenomenal lifetime of soul stirring hunting adventures. By Ted Nugent...