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How Hunting Less Can Equal More

by Steve Bartylla

Most all of us are guilty of it. When we begin a hunting season, it’s hard to show the discipline… more »


Forget the Blind and Hunker in Junk

by Mark Kayser

As a veteran whitetail hunter you spend hours putting up treestands with a goal of making them and you disappear… more »


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 »