Deer Hunting and Scouting Tips

Big Game Logic gives you the latest tips and tricks on hunting whitetail deer from basic tips for the beginner to advanced techniques for the old pro we have the timely information you need to make your deer hunting trip a success.
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How To Skin A Deer With An Air Compressor
Deer hunting season is approaching quickly. What does that have to do with air compressors? More than you might think. The saying “there’s more than one way to skin a cat” also applies to deer… literally!

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Five Tips For Novice Mule Deer Hunters
By Cole Daniels Mule deer hunting is an experience like no other. Western scenery is unmatched by anything else in the country. Mule deer are big, wa...

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Shed hunting is a great way to extend your deer season. Most deer hunters, especially in the North, are suffering from a severe case of cabin fever by...

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Getting In Shape For Big Game Hunting
By Mike Hawkridge Hunts are crammed with challenges well beyond our control; weather, terrain, and uncooperative big game can all be factors we are...

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Three Tips For Better Bow Hunting This Season
By Cole Daniels After 45 minutes of slowly making her way down the fence line, the doe was approaching affective range of my Mathews. She was a goo...

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Tactics For Winter Whitetail Hunting
By Cole Daniels As New Year’s Eve approaches, most deer hunters have hung it up for the season. They have either bagged their deer or are tired...

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A Place of Your Own: Buying Deer Hunting Property
by Chris Larsen Some states have plenty of public hunting land. Some of it can be very rewarding to hunt and some of it is downright frustrating. Bad...

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Low Impact Deer Hunting
by Cole Daniels As a hunter, I often find myself in conversations with other hunters. It doesn’t matter if I know them or not. Hunters have a...

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Deer Driving Tips & Techniques
by Chris Larsen Talk to most whitetail deer hunters and they will tell you the way to shoot deer is by sitting all day. Don’t go in for lunch...

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 Last Minute Preparation for the Gun Deer Season
By Naomi K. Shapiro "T'was the night before Christmas, and all through the house. . ." Whoops, wrong night! Let's change to the day and night befor...

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Deer Hunting Courtesy
By Stuart Spitz In most every aspect of life, there are certain unwritten rules, taboos, or "don'ts," which people recognize. No less the case with...

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Maximizing Opening Day Deer Hunting Success
By Naomi K. Shapiro Yippee! The gun deer season is just a couple of days away. You've already loaded up the truck with all the needed trappings; de...

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Hunting Trophy Whitetail Bucks
By Cole Daniels As the rut approaches, many deer hunters have visions of monster bucks dancing in their heads. Everyone wants a chance at the buck ...

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Deer Hunting Scent Myths Debunked
By Cole Daniels There are a lot of companies making a lot of money on hunter’s fears about scent and the wind. In many cases, scent control i...

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Sighting In Your Rifle For Deer Season
OK, you've just bought a super-duper rifle just in time for deer season and you're dreaming of getting the big buck everyone else has been bragging ab...

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Shoot To kill
By John Simeone “A deer has no bulls eye, you must know its anatomy, while a laser range finder helps.” I have killed a deer at every po...

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Stand Placement For Trophy Whitetails
by Chris Larsen After sitting in the stand for what seemed like weeks, the quiet crunch of four legs passing over stiff snow pulled my chin out of my...

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Sky High Tree Stands
by Chris Larsen It’s tree stand setting time. Hunters will put a lot of effort into tree selection based on trail camera info, terrain, deer ...

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Deer Hunting Tips For Beginners
by Chris Larsen Most deer hunting articles have titles like "Advanced Techniques" and "Beyond The Basics". These articles are targeting folks who h...

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Food And Drink For Hunting
By Stuart Spitz Most hunters think they know it all, particularly when it comes to what type of food and drink to take with them on the hunt. We've...

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Establishing A Deer Refuge On Your Property
By Chris Larsen Here at biggamelogic.com we often get questions about riding ATV’s on hunting property. Many people use their property for a ...

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Asking Permission To Hunt
For many years I was content to hunt the few pieces of private land that I had access to through friends and family and I supplemented this with trips...

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Observing Signs & Weather Conditions Makes You A Bette
Lou taught me the basics and said I'd figure out the rest in a few years....Uncle John Many of our readers have asked me to gather a list of the way ...

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 Choosing Your Most Opportune Times to Gun Hunt Deer
by Naomi K. Shapiro There are some nifty, but simple, "trade secrets" to use when choosing the best time to gun deer hunt, which, if followed, will...

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The Ten Dumb Things We Do to Miss a Deer
By: John Simeone         I guess no one told you, riding around on a four-wheeler all day will vibrate your sco...

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Damage Control:  Improve your Technique to Take Whitetails Cleanly
by J. Oswald “He’s DOWN!” hailed the cry through the maze of standing corn. Hustling between rows toward the field edge marking the...

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Tracking: What I've learned Over the Years
By: Duane Fronek If you hunt, no matter how good a shot you are, there will come a time you'll not only need to know how to track, you’ll ultim...

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Recovering Gut Shot Deer
By Will Allen No one wants to put an arrow in the guts of a deer. It takes much longer for a deer to expire from this type of wound which is obviou...

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Finding A Wounded Deer
By Cole Daniels You’ve been putting in long hours at the range. You set stands, scouted, and somehow snuck in without being detected by the bu...

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Aging Venison
By Will Allen How long should you let your deer hang before cutting up meat? That’s a tough question. The best answer is, it depends. A lo...

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The Hour Glass Rule:  Deer Recovery Made Simple
by Cole Daniels “Thwack!” My arrow blasted into the side of a dandy doe on this crisp Saturday morning. She kicked her hind legs high i...

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AFTER THE SHOT- TRACKING WOUNDED WHITETAIL DEER
by Stuart Spitz The first thing any good hunter knows about tracking a wounded deer is that tracking starts way before you take your shot! Make sur...

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Field dressing a deer is some kind of job. You've got to have a very strong constitution for it. It's all blood and guts, after all. But you've decide...

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DETERMINING THE AGE OF DEER BY TOOTH WEAR
By: Greg Kuper A deer rarely exceeds its average life expectancy of five years of age in the wild. They are capable of living over ten years but th...

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Deer Tracking and Recovery-  Tracking a Wounded Deer
You’ve just shot the deer that you’ve patiently waited hours to find. You’re excited and your anticipation is high, but you know tha...

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 Using A Tracking Stick By Kim A. Cabrera
The following article is reproduced with permission by Kim Cabrera. for more information on tracking check out Kim's website at www.bear-tracker.com....

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Tracking Wounded Whitetail Deer
Ethical hunters should always do their best to deliver a clean lethal shot that ends the life of game quickly. We should "pass up" shots that are less...

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Tink's is by far one of the most recognized names when it comes to deer scent. We had a chance to chat with Terry Rohm from Tink's at the 2011 ATA sh...

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Using Scents For Deer Hunting
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A trip to your local sporting goods store to purchase deer scents can be a confusing ordeal. One of the questions I most often receive from hunters i...

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COLD WEATHER BOW HUNTS-  Hunting Deer In The Late Season
by Naomi K. Shapiro Cold weather deer bow hunts usually take place after the gun season. And since the deer have been "pushed" severely by earlier ...

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Judging Distance To  A Target- Guide For Bowhunters
Always Be Prepared I think we’re all familiar with the time and expense that has gone into getting ready for archery season. We painstakingly t...

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Three Ways To Kill A Buck During The Rut
By Cole Daniels If I could only deer hunt ten days a year, it would be November 3rd through the 13th. Those ten days are the height of daytime rutti...

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Calling Deer
Calling Deer by Cole Daniels Calling is considered a required science in turkey, duck, and goose hunting. But when it comes to deer hunting, many ex...

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How Terrain Affects Stand Locations
By Cole Daniels Deer gather most of the information about their surrounding through scent. They find food, mating opportunities, and danger by usin...

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 Post Rut Deer Hunting Tips
Just because the rut is over and the deer are starting to settle down into a more normal pattern doesn't mean it's time to put away your hunting boots...

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Advanced Summer Scouting Strategies For Whitetails
By Cole Daniels There are plenty of hunters who luck into a nice buck every season. Of course, it isn’t all luck. They had to be in the right...

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Late Winter Scouting For Whitetails
By Cole Daniels In my neck of the woods the tail end of winter can get pretty boring. Deer season has been over for a while and small game seasons ...

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Reading Rubs
by Cole Daniels If you’re like me, once in a while you print directions off Google Maps. “Drive .7 miles, then turn left” can...

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Deer Hunting Strategies For Small Properties
By Cole Daniels Most deer hunters dream of having a thousand acres or more to call their own. Many of them already have a plan in their head of how...

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Hope & Change: As Habitat Evolves So Should Your Stand Location
by Chris Larsen For a lot of hunters, deer season is about tradition. Many hunt the same area their grandfathers did. A lot of them have hunted wit...

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Post Deer Hunt Notes- Vastly Improve Hunting Success
By Chris Larsen As deer hunters we are always thinking about the next day, the next hunt, or in some cases next year. Frankly, you have to be...

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Choosing The Most Opportune Time For Bow Hunting
by Naomi K. Shapiro If you're a serious bow deer hunter, but you only have a limited time to hunt, you need to carefully choose the most opportune ...

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Pre-season Deer Scouting
by Naomi K. Shapiro One thing that successful deer hunters do is pre-season deer scouting. No... that doesn't mean two weeks before the opener. It ...

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DEER HUNTING 101- Why Some Hunters Succeed & Others Don't
By: Greg Kuper When I hunted as a kid, I never even saw a deer. My dad hunted for years before I ever went with him and he never saw a deer either. T...

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Late Season Scouting For Deer
by Naomi K. Shapiro and Stuart Spitz When it comes to deer hunting, people don't think about scouting after deer season, but they should! Late s...

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Bowhunting During Gun Season
It’s not always the case but most bowhunters got their start chasing whitetails with a firearm. The opportunity for more days in the field and a...

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Rainy Day Deer Hunting
By Cole Daniels When rain drops are hitting the roof, most hunters ignore the alarm and roll over. A warm bed is more comforting than a cold, wet w...

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Whitetail Hunting In The Rain
When it starts to rain many hunters pack up and head home but for those hunters that stick it out deer hunting in the rain can be very productive. ...

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Secret Deer Hunting Tidbits
By Naomi K. Shapiro Consistently successful deer hunters have knowledge of some easily learned secrets and tricks of the trade that will increase you...

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Early Season Bow Hunting Tips
By Cole Daniels Opening day is a magical phrase to most hunters. However, many bow hunters stay out of the woods until temperatures drop and the rut ...

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Deep Woods Deer Hunting
by Cole Daniels Hunting dense forests is unlike hunting anywhere else. Last season, I spent one late autumn day hunting a funnel I know well. I saw s...

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How To Get In & Out Of The Stand Undetected
By Will Allen Deer hunters focus on shooting with precision, intensive scouting, and dozens of other factors to be successful. However, the most impo...

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Basic Deer Hunting Tips For Better Results
By Chris Larsen We can become so wrapped up in the latest gear and newest techniques and tactics that we often overlook the most basic factors in b...

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Deer Hunting With A Decoy
By Will Allen Bow hunters are a patient lot. We sit up in trees and wait days and sometimes weeks before drawing and releasing an arrow toward the ...

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Shot Placement For Deer Hunters
By Cole Daniels Killing a deer is hard work. Getting close is the first job. Then accuracy comes into play. Before pulling the trigger or releasing...

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Want To Shoot More Bucks? Find The Does
By Will Allen Killing a mature whitetail buck is no easy task. There are many seasoned deer hunters that go several seasons without a buck and some...

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Hunting The Pre Rut
By Cole Daniels “The Rut” are the two most magical words in a deer hunter’s vocabulary. However, if the only days we spent in the...

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Beginner Tips For Using Deer Calls
By Will Allen Calling is a common tactic in waterfowl hunting. In fact, most duck hunters wouldn’t even attempt to hunt without their calls. ...

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Keeping The Pressure Off
by Will Allen Every studious deer hunter knows what it takes for a whitetail buck to maximize his antler potential. Genetics, nutrition, and age ar...

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The Truth About Rattling In Big Bucks
By Cole Daniels By now just about everybody has seen someone rattle in a buck on TV. Usually, the hero is demoralized as he sits in his stand and p...

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Seven Deadly Sins of Hunting The Rut
by Cole Daniels The rut is the time of year deer hunters crave. Visions of big bucks strolling wide open clearings fill their heads all season long...

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Antlerless Deer Hunting
By Cole Daniels We’re in a golden era of deer hunting these days. Most states’ deer herds are bursting at the seams and bag limits are...

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Getting Through The Grind of Deer Season
By Chris Larsen I know what you’re thinking… grind? What do you mean grind? I love hunting. I live to hunt. There is nothing else...

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Hunting The Pre-Rut
By Will Allen The words “The Rut” stir up dreams of giant bucks in the minds of most deer hunters. At the very least it is a time when ...

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Six Tips For Big Whitetails On Small Properties
by Will Allen Land is becoming more fragmented. Most people simply can’t afford to buy hundreds of acres, especially for recreational use. Mo...

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Shed Hunting With Dogs
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Three Keys To Early Season Bowhunting Success
Early season bowhunting can be a crap shoot. Some people enjoy hunting deer that don’t know they’re being hunted yet and are very successf...

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Bowhunting From The Ground
By Cole Daniels The first time I killed a deer with my bow from ground level was almost by accident. I was tracking a deer I hit earlier that morni...

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Hunting Whitetails On Inside Corners
By Cole Daniels Deer hunters are always looking for better stand sites. I spent half of my spring turkey season looking for trees to hang stands i...

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Four Keys To Early Season Deer Hunting
Some deer hunters won’t step foot in the woods until the rut begins to heat up. There is nothing wrong with prioritizing time but they may be mi...

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Field Judging Whitetails
By Cole Daniels Just about everyone I know has experienced what many whitetail hunters call “ground shrinkage”. That is, the deer they ...

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 Making Mock Scrapes
By Will Allen Sitting for days without seeing deer is incredibly frustrating. But as a bowhunter, seeing deer but not getting them to close the dis...

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Five Ways To Control Your Scent
Deer have always been prey species. They use all of their senses to avoid being killed by predators like coyotes, wolves, bears, hunters, and automobi...

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How To Hunt A Buck's Core Area
Just about any deer hunter will tell you to find where a deer beds and where a deer eats. Put your stand somewhere between those two spots and you wil...

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Calling Deer With Will Primos
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Five Tips For Early Season Whitetails
By Cole Daniels I often hear hunters say they’re going to wait to hunt until the hunting gets really good. They’re waiting for rut hunt...

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Sniper Tactics For Public Land Whitetails
The forests and fields of my home state of Wisconsin are invaded every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Opening day of deer season marks the ...

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How To Shoot A Deer With A Bow
The title of this article may seem a little strange, especially to experienced bowhunters. As a responsible archery hunter, I hope you are putting in ...

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Still Hunting Whitetails In The Rain
Is It Raining? Don’t Stay Home… Still Hunt! by Will Allen When raindrops begin to fall, most deer hunters retreat to the comfort of t...

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By Will Allen My favorite part of bowhunting whitetails is the challenge. Sure, being in the woods is an incredible experience. But if I could enjoy ...

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How To Reduce Pressure On Your Hunting Property
by Will Allen Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a lot of acreage to hunt whitetails effectively. I have a friend who has just 15 acr...

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Using Deer Decoys All Season Long
By Will Allen Very few hunters use deer decoys. They can be a pain to carry around. Some are big and bulky. Others require you to inflate them. Som...

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Storing Your Hunting Clothing
By Jay Anderson Storing hunting clothing isn’t as exciting as stalking a buck, or checking trail cameras, or even planting food plots. If the...

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Three Deadly Tactics For Hunting The Rut
By Will Allen Mention the words “the rut” to any deer hunter and visions of big antlers dance through their heads. While it is true tha...

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Expert Bowhunting Tips For Whitetail Hunters
By Chris Larsen I am not an expert bowhunter. But I do have the privilege to talk to one on occasion. I recently recorded a new podcast for foremos...

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Whitetail Hunting In Standing Corn
By Cole Daniels corn is often thought of as a bane for deer hunters. Corn serves as a great hiding place for wily deer. Hunters aren't going to wal...

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Deer Hunting The Skinny Woods
By Will Allen Thanks to ever rising fuel prices and bigger strains on the corn harvest, we’re farming a lot of property that sat fallow not m...

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Hunting Bucks During The Lockdown
By Chris Larsen For many hunters the lockdown phase of the rut signifies the end of all the fun. Bucks aren’t chasing like they were the prev...

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 Top Ad Manage     Edit Content Edit Content    Settings   Common Bowhunting Miscues & How To Fix Them
Common Bow hunting Miscues & How To fix Them As hunters we invest hundreds of hours and dollars just to have a chance to draw our bows on a deer....

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Overcoming the October Lull
By Cole Daniels Many bow hunters can’t wait for opening day of deer season. Bucks are still on summer feeding patterns and are still fairly dum...

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Hunting Open Country Western Whitetails
by Cole Daniels When most hunters think of western hunting, mule deer immediately come to mind. You can't hunt mules in Ohio. But many people don't...

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Hunting by the moon phase:  Have Your Best Deer Hunting Season Ever
  It's true, you can enjoy the victory of a successful hunt by following the phases of the moon. This fascinating article explains how you c...

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Trail Camera Deer Hunting: A Year Long Pursuit
By Cole Daniels Game cameras were a luxury item for hunters just a few years ago. Now you can pick up a digital game or trail camera for as little ...

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Drawing Your Bow Without Being Spotted
Drawing Your Bow Undetected  How To Draw Your Bow Without Being Spotted By Cole Daniels As the season progresses, bowhunters find themselves ...

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When To Pull The Trigger On A Last Chance Whitetail
You're sweating -- even though it's cold -- as the gun deer season starts to wind down. Oh sure, you've seen and tracked a number of deer -- and some ...

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Successful Public Land Deer Hunting
by Chris Larsen Getting access to private land for deer hunting is pretty rare without a lease or some connection to the land owner. These days yo...

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 Understanding Deer Deer Droppings - Scouting Deer Part 3
Our previous two articles discussed reading deer sign for "tracks," and reading deer sign for "scrapes and rubs." This article will talk about reading...

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 Deer Scrapes & Rubs - Reading Deer Sign Part 2
Part II of our series of three articles regarding how to read deer sign, focuses on "scrapes & rubs." Deer "scrape" the ground with their hooves- ...

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Understanding Deer Tracks- Scouting Deer Part 1
Because of the complexity of reading deer sign, we're going to do a series of three articles. The first is "tracks," the second will be "rubs and scra...

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Five Tips For Trail Camera Success
While hunter participation is dropping in nearly all game pursuits, deer hunting is growing. There are many reasons including a booming population, an...

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Shed Hunting: Another Deer Season
  Over the past few years, I have become fond of the season between seasons in the deer woods known as “shed season.” As many of my ...

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Late Season Whitetail: A Crash Course
With the rut a distance memory and the orange army on leave until next season, the deer woods are pretty worked over by the time Late Archery opens. H...

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The Art of Mapping Deer – Saddles, Benches & Points
by Jim Stickles, AWB® Although I could write a narrative on each of the following landscape features, how they funnel deer, and how to hunt the...

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The Art of Mapping Deer – Barriers
by Jim Stickles, AWB® In my previous article, I discussed how water can act as a natural barrier, but there are many other barriers to deer mov...

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The Art of Mapping Deer - Water
by Jim Stickles, AWB® Mapping deer is an advanced hunting skill, but it’s really not difficult to learn. It requires basic knowled...

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Three Post Season Projects For A Better Deer Season Next Year
Deer seasons are closed in just about all of the northern states.  It won't be long and deer hunters across the country will be putting their bow...

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Winter Trail Camera Tactics
It seems like almost every deer hunter is using at least one trail camera these days.  As technology advances, prices drop while more features ar...

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Tracking A Wounded Deer
By Chris Larsen No matter how hard we try to make responsible and ethical shots, there are times when blood trailing a deer is necessary. &nb...

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Does Killing Deer Affect Stand Sites?
The rut is heating up throughout much of whitetail range.  I hear a lot of hunters say the only thing they are going to pull an arrow on this tim...

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Grunt Tactics For Whitetails
Calling deer is a relatively new concept for deer hunters. Grunting wasn't unheard of but store shelves and catalogs weren't stocked with dozens of di...

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Hunting The Pre-Rut
By Chris Larsen For deer hunters, the pre-rut is probably the most exciting time of the year. The October lull is winding down and testosterone f...

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