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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 »


Dealing with Hunting Pressure on Public Lands

by Bernie Barringer

Feeling discouraged after three days of hunting a large piece of public land in northern Missouri, I decided to take… more »


James Edwards Buck: 211-Inch Ohio Reward

by James Edwards

Everyone’s heard the advice, “Don’t put all of your eggs into one basket.” In general I’m sure that’s good advice,… more »


Leafy Logic: Consider Foliage When Hanging Treestands

by P.J. Reilly

Deciduous trees are a staple across much of the whitetail’s range. The deer live among them, and we hunters hang… more »


How to Pattern and Kill Your Target Buck

by Steve Bartylla

When the buck I was hunting stepped out, I almost couldn’t believe my eyes. There, gift-wrapped at 100 yards, was… more »


Deer Bedding Areas: Locating, Creating and Observing

by Bernie Barringer

Many people have the mistaken notion that mature bucks have one area where they spend their days; some deep, dark… more »


Are Your Trail Cameras Helping or Hurting?

by Steve Bartylla

I was flat-out thrilled. I’d been watching the does and the 140-inch 3 1/2-year-old buck for the past half-hour. Just… more »


Killing Mature Bucks Requires a Learning Curve

by Don Higgins

The yearling 6-pointer couldn’t have picked a worse spot in which to bed. Or so I thought. Just 20 yards… more »


Whitetail Scouting 101: Locating Funnels and Pinch Points

by Mark Kayser

Funnels and pinch points play as vital of role in your whitetail success as a productive food plot program. Sure,… more »