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Pre-Season Deer Scouting: Take a Speed Tour

This quick white-tailed deer scouting strategy is the low-impact solution you’ve been looking for By John Eberhart I call it speed touring because that’s what it is. I’m not scouting for new hunting locations. I’m just rapidly touring through previously prepared fruit and mast tree locations during midday to see if they offer food...

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....

Joel Maxfield 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....

Stealth Cam G30

Game Camera Technology Offers Incredible Features

Technology continues to improve with game cameras, giving hunters and wildlife watchers more features and options than models we could buy even five years ago. Stealth Cam is one company that has stayed atop the technology curve. Its latest camera definitely will be one to consider when you’re getting your summer survey information in...

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Nicole McClain: The Front and Back Door of Deer Hunting

Join Nicole on Facebook for more tips, advice and inspiration! By Nicole McClain It’s dark. You stand facing south and the wind is breezing past your tired eyes. There’s a soybean field to your left and could be used as a cut-through, which is 50 yards east of your closest stand. There is also...

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Speed Scouting Online Course

There might be such a thing as scouting too much, but most hunters don’t have the time to find out. Modern hunters are busy people. Learning to speed scout is one way to maximize a limited schedule. D&DH contributor John Eberhart practices this technique, and he shares it in this Online Course. Hunters will...

Benefits of Late-Winter Scouting

Many hunters don't begin to scout until spring or summer. Why wait? Late-winter scouting makes tracking much easier, allowing for valuable insights not attainable in warmer months.