whitetail deer hunting

Tailtales

8 Messages Deer Send Hunters With Their Tails

When you spot a deer, study its tail. What you observe will help you make smart hunting decisions. Of course, the deer’s body language is important to watch, too. It goes hand in hand in with what the tail is doing. But the tail’s actions are a very visible, clear and direct indication of...

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Have You Entered Yet for the Mossberg Rifle?

Time is running out to sign up for a chance to win an awesome Mossberg Patriot rifle to hunt deer and other game, or give as a great heirloom to a son or daughter. Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Gordy Krahn visited Mossberg’s Texas factory earlier this summer to see how the rifles and...

Hunters typically go through different stages during their lives, from wanting to shoot just about anything to mellowing out and enjoying the experience.

Where Are You Among the Five Stages of a Hunter?

While doing a little poking around yesterday for an upcoming story, I needed to find the information below and after doing so realized it’s always a good idea for a refresher. By Alan Clemons, Southern Managing Editor This “Five Stages of a Hunter has been kicked around since about the mid 1980s following some...

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Use Fresh Ingredients for this Great Venison Parmesan

Stacy Harris, author of “Happy Healthy Family: Tracking The Outdoors In” has enjoyed preparing, cooking and eating venison for years. Her family enjoys the outdoors, from their big summer vegetable garden that includes herbs and fruits, to the hunting seasons for big and small game. Fishing, of course, is almost a year-round deal. Her...

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Does Smokey’s Preorbital Lure Work? You Decide!

If you’ve ever wondered how to make the best mock scrapes even better so curious bucks get fired up about them, then take a look at this cool video. Jeremy James hunts in southeast Pennsylvania and sent this video to our good pal Smokey McNicholas, a professional trapper and veteran deer hunter in West...

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The 7 Habits of Happy Deer Hunters

Who are the happiest deer hunters you know? Are they the ones who fill their freezers every year? Are they the ones who have a wall filled with trophy-class bucks? Or are they the guys and gals who own hundreds of acres of prime ground of which they patrol militantly in search of trespassing...

Darron McDougal often pursues bucks by utilizing tactics around rivers, creeks and waterways.

Nab a River Buck: Exploit Big Bucks with an Aqua Ambush

Worn from seven days of rising early for the 1.5-mile trek to my public-land stand, I sat overlooking a whitetail runway along a wooded Kansas river-bottom. For two days I’d hunted from dark to dark, which proved tiresome because mature bucks were locked down. Winds had calmed, the river sang a sweet serenade, and mid-morning rays...

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Hit a Home Run With This Fast Venison Chili

Sporting Chef Scott Leysath says this Fast Venison Chili is pretty doggone easy to make and tasty, too. Considering he travels around the country as one of the most in-demand chefs for special events, trade shows, and Sportsman Channel Hunt.Fish.Feed events. Oh, and he hosts the successful show “Dead Meat” on Sportsman Channel, one...