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The author tagged this Minnesota buck last September 19.

Early Season Deer Hunting: Get Off the Couch

by Tony Peterson 0

Seventeen feet below my tree stand, two young whitetail bucks slurped mucky pond water. One, with his 7-point rack, was… more »


The Whitetail Addict’s Guide to Hunting Extreme Weather

by Mark Kenyon 0

Most times when we whitetail addicts dream of hunting season, we picture a crisp cool morning and a sparkling autumn… more »

Whitetail bucks generally begin shedding their velvet by late August or early September in most parts of North American, meaning your chances of tagging a velvet buck are realistic only in those states where the season opens in the first week of September. Photo courtesy of Michael J. Schimpf/

Velvet Underground: Your Top Seven Locations For Tagging A Velvet Buck

by P.J. Reilly 5

Every year there’s a scramble at the Primos Hunting Calls headquarters to see who can lay claim to the team’s… more »


Early Morning Hunting Tactics For Trophy Whitetails!

by Gordon Whittington 0

Conventional wisdom suggests that the early-morning hours simply aren’t the best time to target mature bucks in open spaces. Not so fast…

Mosquitoes, ticks and other pests can turn an early-season outing into a nightmare -- unless you take preventative measures.

Dealing With Insects On Early-Season Deer Hunts

by Travis Faulkner 0

Wage war from your tree stand on everything that bites, swarms and stings with the following strategies and technology.

Hitting the woods during the opening days of the season with the following high-impact strategies can generate close encounters with bucks like this one killed by the author.

Pre-Rut Strategies For Trophy Bucks

by Travis Faulkner 0

Jump-start your year with proven pre-rut tactics that will allow you to pinpoint, pattern and punish monster bucks during the opening weeks of the season.

Every hunt in a particular stand location leaves some impact on the area. Choosing your timing is crucial to early-season success.

Early Season Stand Management

by Clay Newcomb 0

The difference between success and failure in your early-season exploits could come down to managing your stand setups effectively without broadcasting your intentions to the trophy buck you’re targeting.

Author Travis Faulkner arrowed this dream buck, a 160-class 10-pointer, during his early-season hunt in Missouri. Hunting bucks like this while they are still in bachelor groups before they change their late-summer feeding habits is challenging, exciting and very effective.

4 Secrets To Successful Early-Season Whitetail Hunting

by Travis J. Faulkner 0

The author is a firm believer in hitting the woods during the early weeks of the season, and he has a wall full of trophies to prove that his early-season techniques can be highly productive.

By taking extreme measures to ensure an undetected stand approach, the author shot this 10-pointer on Oct. 10. Photo courtesy of Don Higgins.

Patterning Early-Season Bucks

by Don Higgins 0

I’ve been fortunate to be able to shoot a number of mature bucks
during the first few weeks of bow season, and the patterns I’ve discovered could help you to be more successful as well.

Using a recurve, the author arrowed this hefty Illinois buck on Oct. 15, 1995. It was the second P&Y whitetail he'd shot from that stand on that date. Photo courtesy of Don Higgins

Keys To Early-Season Whitetail Hunting

by Don Higgins 0

Never is a stealthy hunting style more critical than during the early days of bow season, when big bucks are highly nocturnal by nature. Here’s how I’ve been able to score consistently before the leaves fall.

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