Collapse bottom bar



Ben Thibodeau’s 189-Inch Millvale Monster

by Joe Martino

You might think the state of Maine is loaded with giant whitetails. In reality, it isn’t. Midwestern states harbor greater… more »


How to Read Whitetail Body Language and Sign

by Steve Bartylla

There’s no other way to put it: I’d taken an incredibly stupid shot. And I’d had no excuse for doing… more »


What Makes a Good Funnel or Pinch Point?

by Bernie Barringer

The advent of Google Earth was a life changer for me. In the late 1990’s, when Google Earth first became… more »


Best Spots for Bowhunting Virginia’s Trophy Bucks

by Darren Warner

Deer hunters living below the Mason-Dixon Line know you don’t always need to shoot a big-bodied deer to get big… more »


What You Need to Know About Whitetail Home Ranges

by Bernie Barringer

I walked into the fertilizer company’s office just in time to hear the radio crackle, “Bernie, are you there yet?”… more »


Grant Garber’s 211-Inch Ohio “Goliath”

by Dan Long

When Ohio’s Grant Garber solicited the assistance of local outfitter Eric Ashcraft with Close Encounter Whitetails, he was looking for… more »


Confirmed: CWD Reduces Deer Population

by David Hart

Chronic wasting disease was first discovered in 1967 in captive mule deer in Colorado. It has since been detected in… more »


Patterning Rutting Bucks

by Steve Bartylla

I’ll be painfully honest. I seemingly did everything in my power to blow this hunt for an otherwise gift-wrapped buck…. more »


Big Bucks Need a Place of Refuge

by Steve Bartylla

I had to do a triple take. It was the afternoon after firearms season had closed, yet the buck sauntering… more »


Acreage Isn’t Everything

by Don Higgins

Preparing to leave home in the pre-dawn darkness, I followed my usual routine of checking the windsock flying 30 feet… more »


Georgia Double

by Adam Woods

Unlike most other hunting stories that begin in the woods, mine starts in my basement with a few cedar boards… more »


Camouflage Your Sound

by Adam Lewis

I couldn’t believe it. There they were, just 35 yards away, but I hadn’t even seen them until now. More… more »


Jacob Ayecock’s 195-Inch Southern Smoker

by Tommy Garner

Today a giant whitetail can show up just about anywhere in deer country. We see them often in the pages… more »


5 Reasons to Hunt October

by Bernie Barringer

A large number of bowhunters take the month of October off, which is great for those of us who don’t…. more »


Committed to Keeping It Real

by Gordon Whittington

Whatever your line of work, holding a position of responsibility means making tough choices. It’s for sure that way in… more »


Steve Whitelock’s 211-Inch Eastern Shore Giant

by Al Higgins

Captain Steve Whitelock spends much of his time guiding folks on the waters off Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The area offers… more »


Hunt Swamps and Water for Early Season Whitetails

by Bernie Barringer

Three miles north of my home acreage was a 600-acre State Waterfowl Production area with 400 acres of slough where… more »


Depredation Tags: Are Farmers Gaming the System?

by David Hart

The discovery of five dead deer on a Kansas public hunting area has reignited a simmering debate. Altamont, Kansas resident… more »


Best Spots for Bowhunting Texas Trophy Bucks

by Gordon Whittington

Stereotypes can be hard to break. Especially when their existence reinforces a “victim” mentality. So it is with hunting trophy… more »


DeerGro: Feed Your Food Plots

by Mike Carney

As land managers, we’re all looking to maximize our available time in the field for optimal productivity and results. Years… more »