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Don’t Ignore These 6 Simple Tips for Treestand Safety

Each year throughout the country hunters are seriously injured as a result of falls from tree stands. These accidents can be prevented through the proper use of a tree stand safety harness. Twenty-five hunting accidents were reported in 2013 in South Carolina. Ten of these were tree stand accidents and three were fatal. Each time...

Whether you're hanging stands in summer, using them during the season or practicing your bow shots from an elevated perch, always wear a safety harness.

Treestand Safety: You’re Crazy for Not Being Prepared

Back in spring while turkey hunting on my buddy’s property in south Alabama, I ran across this homemade ladder stand that had been taken down from the tree. Seeing these rusted metal parts, worn out come-along belt and rotting wood reminded me of a stand I stupidly — very stupidly —climbed about 10 or...

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Honest Animal Lovers versus Dishonest Animal Deniers

“A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.” Really think about that one for a moment if you dare. Those are the words of the animal rights and anti-hunting hero and guru Ingrid Newkirk. And she means it, as do her zombie-like, soulless, criminal followers and fellow scam artists. Equating the...

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James Card’s Pick of the Day: ICOtec GC300 Predator Caller

If you’re interested in predator management to help your deer and wildlife populations or just enjoy matching wits against coyotes and other predators, a top electronic call can be quite a boost for your hunting trips. Coyotes, foxes, bobcats and other predators can sometimes wreak havoc on your deer, turkey and other game animals....

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DDH TV: Pattern Deer Without Being Patterned

Coming soon on Deer & Deer Hunting TV, learn how to pattern mature bucks without having them know you’re there. The show airs Monday, Aug. 3 on NBC Sports. Patterning deer can be a hard process, but harder still is to make sure the deer are not patterning you at the same time.  We...

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How Brain Abscesses Affect Big Bucks

Zombie whitetails aren’t the norm but occasionally one will have a problem with what biologists identify as a brain abscess and may indeed exhibit zombie-like traits. By Alan Clemons Chas Moore, Wildlife Biologist, with the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, wrote about the problem of brain abscesses. They’re seen most often in...