Tom Miranda

Three lifelong buck hunters and best friends (from left), Tom Miranda, Stan Potts and Joel Snow pose in an Ohio woodlot with Miranda’s Union County buck.

Miranda: Give Thanks, Appreciation for Deer Blessings

Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from that book. This book is titled The Rut Hunters, yet it’s really a tribute to all who pursue, protect and proliferate whitetails. North America’s whitetails are truly amazing and they continue to expand their range. Whether a hunter pursues bucks...

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....

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.

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....

Larry Weishuhn

Shake, Rattle and Roll Those Big Bucks

Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from that book. No hunter should dare visit Missouri, Iowa, Texas or even Nebraska without a good set of rattling antlers. Few regions feature as callable deer as the South Central Plains. This is one of the reasons why hunting celebrity...

Larysa Swityk for Bumping Bucks

Bump, Dump and Thump Giant Whitetail Bucks

Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from that book. One strategy used by veteran buck killers during pre-rut and the October lull is known as bump and dump. In this scenario, the hunter walks into a known big buck hideout in midmorning and bumps the target buck...

Kandi Kisky

Ground Blind Tips from the Holy Land of Whitetails

  Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from that book. It’s the holy land of whitetail hunting – the South-Central Plains Region. Stretching from the southern half of Minnesota down to Mexico, this territory undoubtedly accounts for more Booners than any other region. It’s in the heart...

Jim Shockey

Shockey’s Favorite Big Buck Tactic: Still Hunting

Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from that book. If you take a look at the Whitetail SLAM map you’ll see that the Dakota Region extends extremely far north into the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Each fall optimistic hunters cross the border into the...

Gregg Ritz knows the importance of a supportive family during hunting seasons.

Support Team Critically Important During Deer Season

Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from that book. It’s hard to see at certain times of the fall, but serious whitetail hunters typically end up with a very supportive spouse and understanding family – or they end up alone, which is very similar to the world...

According to cementum annuli aging, this Pennsylvania buck was 8½ years old when Wildlife Biologist Kip Adams (pictured with his daughter) shot him.
High hunter densities in the area typically prevent bucks from reaching half of that age, which makes it a truly special trophy.

Learn Food Sources for Better Whitetail Deer Hunting Success

  Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from that book. Certified Wildlife Biologist Kip Adams is extremely familiar with the Northern Woodland region. “This subgroup is one of my favorites thanks in part to my time spent as the Deer & Bear Biologist with the New Hampshire...