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Often spoken in the fall woods, these words can make your heart skip a beat. But what does that scrape really mean to you the hunter? Here we take an in-depth look at scrapes and their purpose.

A Closer Look at Whitetail Scrapes

Bobby Worthington - September 22, 2010

Often spoken in the fall woods, these words can make your heart skip a beat. But what does...

Although most experienced trophy hunters go by a buck's estimated age rather than his antler size to determine whether or not that buck is mature enough to hunt, where is the cut-off point? Is it 3 1/2, 4 1/2 or 5 1/2? Read on and you'll discover some interesting viewpoints.

At What Age is a Buck Mature? Pt. 1

Don Higgins - September 22, 2010

Although most experienced trophy hunters go by a buck's estimated age rather than his antler...


Antlers! They are the stuff dreams are made of, and they seem to have a strange effect on

The World Of Whitetail: Why Antlers?

Dr. James C. Kroll - September 22, 2010

Antlers! They are the stuff dreams are made of, and they seem to have a strange effect on

Last month, we discussed a variety of rubs, including velvet-shedding rubs and mock-combat rubs. This month, we'll delve into the much more complicated world of scent-post, or scent-communication, rubs. Without a doubt, these are the most significant rubs to hunters.

Decoding Scent-Post Rubs

Bobby Worthington - September 22, 2010

Last month, we discussed a variety of rubs, including velvet-shedding rubs and mock-combat...

What good old red-blooded American hunter's pulse does not quicken when he hears these words whispered in the fall woods? Like scrapes, rubs are one of the most exciting and informative types of sign left by a buck in the fall woods. But in order to benefit from what rubs can tell us, we've got to be able to understand them.

Understanding Different Types Of Whitetail Rubs

Bobby Worthington - September 22, 2010

What good old red-blooded American hunter's pulse does not quicken when he hears these words...

Mature bucks use their noses in ways that hunters often fail to understand, and this lack of understanding comes with a heavy price. By learning as much as we can about the way bucks use the "scent factor" as a survival tool, we might just increase our odds of filling a tag.

How A Buck Uses His Nose To Detect Danger

Don Higgins - September 22, 2010

Mature bucks use their noses in ways that hunters often fail to understand, and this lack of...

Even though a buck may be physically mature at 4 1/2, should he be hunted at that age? Or should you wait until he is 5 1/2? This final part of the series explores this question in depth.

At What Age Is A Buck Mature? Pt. 2

Don Higgins - September 22, 2010

Even though a buck may be physically mature at 4 1/2, should he be hunted at that age? Or...

Even snow-white deer are fairly common in comparison to those that are abnormally dark in color.

Rarest Whitetails Of All?

Gordon Whittington - September 22, 2010

Even snow-white deer are fairly common in comparison to those that are abnormally dark in...

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