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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. Until the invention...

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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 selecting potential stands...

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D+DH Innovation Zone: Summit Treestands

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Beth Jones with Summit Stands gives us the highlights of the new Summit Vine Single Hunter ladder stand. This is a cool stand because the design helps it be less visible. There also is a double hunter version. From the producers of Deer & Deer Hunting TV on...

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ATA 2016: Stacking Ladder Stand Great for Easy Transport

Hawk introduces its latest ladder stand, the innovative SLS Stacking Ladder System. With SLS ladder sections stack, or nest, together to create a portable package that is easy to carry or transport. The SLS also results in a wide-stance base, which creates a stable and safe footprint and the combination of HAWK heavy-duty tubing, solid-bolted...

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Hunt Safer, Easier from Your Favorite Lock-On Deer Stands

Preseason scouting and stand placement are as essential to the success of whitetail bowhunting as scent control, calling, and shot placement. You don’t want to ruin a well thought out plan by rushing into the woods – spreading scent, making noise, and leaving your human footprint only days before the season. When time is...

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Why Your Deer Hunting Stand Setups Don’t Work

While your neighbors and other hunters are trashing their land by tromping all over it, you can create and hunt low impact stands that will make your season far more successful. These low impact stand sites don’t take a lot of work but should take some careful consideration based on your knowledge of the...

White salt and a little Big Buck Mineral Formula was a great combo last year for game camera images, with does and bucks hitting the site pretty hard.

Is It All Worth the Time, Sweat, Blood, Briars, Snakes and Effort?

On our DDH Twitter account, @deerhuntingmag, I noticed a tweet from a fellow hunter who had been out in the woods doing some season prep work and fighting with Mother Nature. “Soaked in sweat and bleeding from briers. Come November that set will be worth it.” tweeted Kyle Sheesley (@kjsheesley) who, along with his pal...

With ladder stands it's best to have a buddy to help you get them put up, especially with some of the 2-man stands that are heavier or taller. Be safe!

Deer Talk Now: How to Set Up a Ladder Stand Safely for Deer Hunting

Hunting deer and other big game animals from elevated stands is nothing new, with Native Americans and pioneers utilizing bluffs, trees and other perches to see animals approaching. But today we have the incredible luxury of sturdy metals, weather-resistant seats that are comfortable, and the ability to put these ladder stands pretty much wherever...

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This Happens to 2,200 Deer Hunters Every Year!

    Of more than 11 million whitetail hunters in the U.S., a good portion of those hunters head for their favorite tree stand when bow and gun seasons start in autumn. Did you know that several thousand of these hunters make a fatal mistake each and every year? Sadly, that’s true. Preliminary research indicates...

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Deer Talk Now: Bartylla Secrets for Deer Hunting Success

If you’re thinking about deer season, leaves changing colors and putting a broadhead through a ribcage then you’re not alone at all. Thing is, deer season will be here before we know it. Seasons open in mid-summer in California and Florida, and then everything breaks loose in September. That’s just … oh, five or...