treestands

How to Get the Jump on Public Land Bucks This Season

Hunters who have private land they can hunt rarely gravitate to hunting open-to-hunting public lands simply because no matter how much hunting pressure private parcels receive, nearby public lands usually receive more, have fewer mature bucks and can be more difficult to hunt. However, even in the heaviest-hunted states, there are...

Six Life-Saving Treestand Safety Hunting Tips

For most of us, “tree stand safety” is something we are aware of, but not concerned about unless it affects us on a personal level. We know it’s important to wear a safety harness every time when hunting, but, in reality, the majority of us do not. Let’s look at some...

How Wind Affects Deer Movement and Your Hunting

The buck drank deeply from the throat of the icy river, quenching his thirst caused by heavy rutting activity. For a moment, the deer had no inkling I was a mere 10 yards away, safely perched in an old ash 20 feet off the ground. Without warning, the cursed wind ruined...

Tips for Hunting Safely in High Winds

Hunters should incorporate many safety practices into their hunting routines, regardless of how hard the wind is blowing. Things such as always letting someone know your hunt itinerary (where you’ll be hunting, when you’ll return), wearing a full-body safety harness when hunting off the ground and carrying a first-aid kit are...

Hot Gear: Your Treestand Mobility is Easier With This Tool

Deer hunters know they have to be mobile. Not only do whitetails change habits based on wind and weather conditions, but they also move to different areas and trails throughout the season as food sources change. They also respond to hunting pressure and learn to avoid stands that are hunted often....

Hot Gear: Make Trimming Work Easier Before Deer Season

The new MegaBite Handsaws from Hooyman, designed to be compact and extremely durable, are available in two models: MegaBite and MegaBite Compact. The saw blades are made of premium high carbon SK5 steel and feature a tapered blade design. The impulse-hardened, 4-edge, tooth design is made to last and provides unmatched cutting performance....

The Best Places to Hang Tree Stands

If you’re able to take advantage of a delayed spring, it might provide the benefit of getting in a few extra weeks of scouting for potential tree stand sites for this fall’s deer season. Although cover, food sources and proximity to bedding areas are the three main ingredients I look for when...