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Best Spots for Bowhunting Iowa Trophy Bucks

by Gordon Whittington

If you somehow could “invent” the perfect place for bowhunting trophy whitetails, what might its key components be? You’d obviously… more »


Do Your Deer Have Adequate Browse?

by Dr. James C. Kroll

There are many reasons for the whitetail’s amazing success as a species. One of them is its ability to adapt… more »

Do you own that deer?

Do You Legally Own That Deer?

by Gordon Whittington

The question of who owns our native game animals isn’t quite as easy to answer as it might seem. If… more »


Building Whitetail Utopia – Part 1

by Steve Bartylla

The client I was talking to in Mississippi was excited, to say the least. You could feel him beaming with… more »


Building Whitetail Utopia – Part 2

by Steve Bartylla

In Building Whitetail Utopia – Part 1, we covered some important foundational topics for habitat improvement and deer management. We… more »


Chad Scyphers: 188-Inch West Virginia Record

by Anthony Scyphers

On Nov. 18, 2014, Chad Scyphers rewrote West Virginia history when he harvested the state’s new No. 1 archery typical,… more »


Indiana Legalizes Rifles (But Probably Not Your Rifle)

by David Hart

Rifles are now legal for deer hunting in Indiana. Scratch that. Some rifle cartridges are now legal for deer hunting… more »

If you want to maximize the potential of your deer herd, it's critical to mind the nutritional requirements of all of the deer inhabiting your land, not just the mature bucks. Photo courtesy of Linda Freshwaters Arndt/

Whitetail Nutrition Calendar

by Matt Haun

Whitetails can be picky eaters when given the opportunity. Their nutritional needs vary greatly by sex, age and time of year. The sooner you pinpoint what their needs are and when, the better your herd — and your hunting — will be.


Kreidermacher Buck: 248-Inch Minnesota Monarch

by Bernie Barringer

Sometimes giant bucks can bring out the worst in people. Friendships have surely been lost over big bucks, and in… more »


Deer Management: There’s No Off Season

by Matt Haun

When most hunters think of whitetails, the first season that comes to mind of course is fall. It’s to us… more »


Bo Dylak Buck: 172-Inch Illinois Surprise

by Byron Willmore

Imagine starting off your outdoor year by shooting your first perfect “50” on the trap range. Then, a few months… more »


He Spent $43,000 Shed Hunting?

by Dan Cole

It never ceases to amaze me how an innocent conversation can turn into a bad situation. I’ll be the first… more »


Minerals: What Do Whitetail Need? – Part 1

by Dr. James C. Kroll

Back in 1977, my research team and I were studying buck behavior at North Boggy Slough Hunting and Fishing Club… more »


Minerals: What Do Whitetail Need? – Part 2

by Dr. James C. Kroll

In Minerals: What Do Whitetail Need – Part One we began our look at the many minerals that play a… more »


Kyle Falck Buck: 232-Inch Iowa Boss

by Kyle Falck

My 2014 Iowa deer season got off to a later start than normal. In fact, the first week in November… more »


Southern Food Plot Planting Strategies

by Matt Haun

If your whitetail property is below the Mason-Dixon line, we’ve got a comprehensive food plot strategy bound to improve your herd and bring the big boys out into the open.


Mark Hammer Buck: 254-Inch Ohio Brute

by Randy Hynes

It was finally time. After four days of bowhunting southern Ohio’s Wayne National Forest without success, it was time to… more »


A Beginner’s Guide to Food Plots

by Don Higgins

The food plot craze has caught on in the whitetail hunting community in a big way. It seems as if… more »


Deer Management Plans For Every Budget

by Brad Fitzpatrick

Whether you’re planting a few pounds of oats around your deer stand or turning over hundreds of acres for food… more »


Dr. Deer: Deciphering Shed Antler Intel

by Dr. James C. Kroll

While most whitetail hunters think of “patterning” as something done just before and during deer season, it’s really a year-round… more »