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Are You Making a Critical Mistake in the Rut?

by Don Higgins 0

I quietly slipped through the standing corn to the stand I’d hung in the giant oak several months earlier. It… more »


Patterning Rutting Bucks

by Steve Bartylla 0

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


Scraping up Bucks

by Steve Bartylla 0

After a morning hunt, you are walking out along the edge of a field when you spot an active scrape…. more »


Deer Grunting Tips from 3 Whitetail Experts

by Brad Fitzpatrick 0

Over the past three decades our understanding of whitetail behavior has grown significantly, and one of the primary lessons we’ve… 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 »

A Day in the Rut

A Typical Day in the Rut for a Buck

by Dr. James C. Kroll 0

Have you ever been in the woods during the rut and wondered where all the big bucks are? Of course… more »


8 Most Trusted Spots to Kill a Buck During the Rut

by Brad Fitzpatrick 0

The rut is on, and that means bucks are on the move as they search for does in estrous. Like… more »


NAW Debate: Why the Rut Ain’t What it Used to Be

by Dr. James C. Kroll 1

Unless you’ve been on deployment in the Middle East or on an Antarctic expedition for the last few years, you’ve… more »

Setting up in or near secure bedding areas can be a deadly tactic for ambushing a buck that's cruising for hot does.  Photo by John Hafner/

5 Sure-Fire Rut Setups

by P.J. Reilly 5

When Mother Nature says it’s breeding time in the deer woods, hunters become scarce around the house. And that’s as… more »

When the rut arrives, bucks that would normally be bedded down during the midday hours are often cruising for does, all the more reason to stay in the game when lunchtime rolls around. Photo by Judd Cooney/

Hunt Midday Bucks During The Rut

by P.J. Reilly 3

Boyd Mathes didn’t care one lick that it was noon on Nov. 20, 2010. He was heading out to hunt… more »

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