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Whitetail Buck Deer (Photo by NPS)

The Best Time to Use A Grunt Call For Deer

When is the best time to use a grunt call to try to bring in a big buck? Is it pre-rut when bucks are splitting up and establishing their territory? During the rut when they’re moving around and seeking willing does? Post-rut when they’re recovering but may still be interested in a doe if...

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Deer Talk Now: Become A Long-Range Deer Hunter

Double your effective range this gun-hunting season with these simple-to-learn shooting techniques. They will improve your shooting skills whether you hunt with a slug gun, rifle or muzzleloader. Also learn about a new bullet design that will drop deer with bone-crushing penetration. Brian Delcollo is a a professional guide and expert rifleman from Oregon...

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With the Best Cooler, Your Venison Will be Fresher

Last year when I was preparing to drive west for a deer hunting trip to Kansas, I knew without a doubt that I wanted to bring home my buck to enjoy the delicious meat. Fortunately I was able to kill a nice buck, as did the rest of our crew. It had a big body...

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Are You Prepared with the Best Survival Tips?

As the world changes, so do the emergency situations.The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a Dangerous World, a new pocket-sized reference from Living Ready Books, addresses practical preparedness plans for potential 21st century survival situations, including everything from natural disasters and manmade accidents to public shootings and home burglaries. The book is...

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Power Your Mock Scrapes During the Rut for Big Bucks

Mock scrapes are one of the best ways to get a buck’s attention and give you a great chance at killing a big one. You’re not going to have as much success with your mock scrapes without a licking branch. Deer use the scrape and licking branch to communicate with other deer. Their preorbital...

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5 Reasons You Stink in the Woods While Deer Hunting

If you’ve ever seen Top Gun, you may recall the scene when Maverick and Slider are in the meeting with Charlie, played by Kelly McGillis, who appears to turn down Maverick’s request for a date. Slider, the smarmy wingman for Iceman, chuckles and says, “Crashed and burned, huh, Mav?” Maverick, the flyboy cowboy lead...

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No, Really … I Was Just Turned Around in the Woods

I don’t recall at what age I heard my father and his pals at hunting camp joking around about “being turned around a little bit” but I laughed at their lighthearted way of saying they were lost. Last Sunday afternoon I had been doing a quick check of game cameras to put in fresh...

This buck and dogs are caught in the act of doing what they do. Mother Nature isn't always pretty. (Photo by Devin Solomon)

UPDATE: Buck, Hounds Captured Amid Their Battle

Devin Solomon photographed this buck being chased by two pointers with tracking collars. We weren’t sure what was going on (and admitted as much in our original post) but Solomon has reached out to let us know what was happening. “I don’t want to portray the idea that I’m out here encouraging dogs ripping...