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12 Early Season Bowhunting Mistakes

by Steve Flores

The start of another bow season is just around the corner. Every hunter that heads afield with a stick and… more »


Andy Bledsoe’s 177-Inch Tennessee State-Record

by Brenda Potts

If success is a product of hard work meeting opportunity, the story of Tennessee’s new No. 1 archery typical is… more »


How Small Properties Can Equal Big Bucks

by Mark Kayser

Were you born in a farming family? Did you win a recent Powerball lottery? Is Ted Turner your uncle …… more »


Top Do’s and Don’ts When Trimming Shooting Lanes

by Bernie Barringer

In a perfect world, a whitetail hunter could hang tree stands in the summer, trim needed shooting lanes and have… more »


Stuart Everett’s 240-Inch “Cactus” Buck

by Haynes Shelton

Way back in 2012, Stuart Everett was relaxing in his pickup truck under an old cedar on his family’s third-generation… more »


Best Spots for Bowhunting Maryland Trophy Bucks

by Gordon Whittington

If you were to kidnap a bowhunter in Illinois, blindfold the guy and drive him to a farm on Chesapeake… more »

After countless hours of practice and hard-earned money spent, you’re still only as good as your weakest link at the moment of truth. This fall, don’t let hunting-equipment shortfalls, including accessories, hinder tag-punching success. (Photo courtesy of TenPoint Crossbows)

Must-Have Crossbow Accessories for Hunting

by Brad Fitzpatrick

Bowhunting, including with a crossbow, is becoming a gear-driven sport, which makes some traditional bowhunters cringe. For gadget guys like… more »


5 Proven Strategies for Late-Summer Scouting

by Bernie Barringer

Maybe this will be the year I shoot a buck on opening day of the archery season. I’ve been saying… more »


Jim Thome’s 193-Inch ‘Major League’ Buck

by Ron Willmore

Jim Thome had a Hall of Fame-worthy career playing Major League Baseball, thanks in large part to an unrelenting work… more »


How to Choose a Stand Location That Keeps You Concealed

by Mark Kayser

If you’ve hunted pressured deer you know that simply putting up a treestand doesn’t guarantee you won’t be seen by… more »


Best Spots for Bowhunting Kentucky Trophy Bucks

by Gordon Whittington

To hear many serious trophy bowhunters tell it, Kentucky must be a figment of someone’s fertile imagination. It’s a state… more »


Ultimate Ambush: Best Stand Placement for Whitetails – Part II

by Randy Templeton

In Ultimate Ambush – Part I we covered several strategies for nailing down effective ambush setups for mature bucks. However,… more »


Ultimate Ambush: Best Stand Placement for Whitetails – Part I

by Randy Templeton

While scouting a new area in early August, I followed a faint trail from the timber edge marked with an… more »


Zach Singler’s 203-Inch ‘Out of Nowhere’ Buck

by Zach Singler

The unlikely events that led me to a 200-inch Ohio whitetail in 2014 actually began back in 2012, with another… more »


DIY Whitetail: How to Plan an Out-Of-State Hunt

by Bernie Barringer

Many whitetail hunters do not have the opportunity to bag a mature whitetail where they hunt. They watch outdoor TV… more »


Reboot Your Brain: New Ways of Looking at Old Woods

by Patrick Meitin

As the years come and go, every deer hunter eventually experiences a slow one. Reality is that the whitetail world… more »


Matt Portscheller Buck: 186-Inch Illinois Tank

by Ron Willmore

Any serious deer hunter knows timing and location are everything. However, putting the two together is far easier said than… more »


17 Tips for Hanging and Hunting Treestands Safely

by Steve Bartylla

It spooked me bad. The huge, and I do mean huge, oak was the only tree in the river bottom… more »


Are You Overpressuring Your Best Hunting Stands?

by Clay Newcomb

Never underestimate the impact of your own hunting pressure in your hunting areas. To score big this season, become an expert in deciding when and where to set up.


How to Identify and Hunt Deer Crossings

by Mark Kayser

Reminiscent of a nerve-wracking scene from the blockbuster movie “American Sniper” — minus the threat of return fire, that is… more »