Learn the best places to set up stands throughout the various whitetail phases — from early season to December and beyond.
Here’s a closer look at what deer endure during the winter and how they try to survive it.
We repeatedly tout tight buck:doe ratio benefits for hunting, but we next to never address what those tight ratios put those same deer through.
Can you pattern a rutting buck? Steve Bartylla explains how to score big bucks during the breeding phase by understanding their movements.
Knowing what triggers estrus and how deer breeding phases are dictated by fawn survival rates is helpful in nailing when to be in trees.
Population dynamics, the quality of habitat and a host of other factors will play into dominance in the deer world.
Steve Bartylla goes into detail on the world of a dominant buck and how the struggle for dominance can lead bucks to shift locations.
Some deer hunters prefer mornings. Some prefer evening hunts. I’ll take either … especially when the result is something like this!
Just like dominant bucks, there is a dominance hierarchy within the family groups. Understanding it can help take our hunting game up a level!
Understanding why bucks shift core areas with the seasons can be key to scoring on shifting bucks or stopping them from shifting altogether.