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Early Season

The first few days of some bow seasons offer a great opportunity to score on a mature buck.Let's Make This Quick: Tips for the Early Season

Let's Make This Quick: Tips for the Early Season

The first few days of some bow seasons offer a great opportunity to score on a mature buck.

Greg Miller

Bucks will move in the early-season if you're lucky enough to get some cool temps.Watch for Early-Season Cold Fronts

Watch for Early-Season Cold Fronts

Bucks will move in the early-season if you're lucky enough to get some cool temps.

Alex Comstock

Follow this plan to help you tag an early-season buck.5 Steps to Successfully Hunt Velvet Bucks

5 Steps to Successfully Hunt Velvet Bucks

Follow this plan to help you tag an early-season buck.

Josh Honeycutt

Find out how to avoid the most common bowhunting pitfalls during the first week of archery season!5 Ways To Screw Up Opening Week Of Bow Season

5 Ways To Screw Up Opening Week Of Bow Season

Find out how to avoid the most common bowhunting pitfalls during the first week of archery

Tony J Peterson

Stan Potts heads to Montana with his rifle in search of a Big Sky buck.Montana Whitetail First-Day Success

Montana Whitetail First-Day Success

Stan Potts heads to Montana with his rifle in search of a Big Sky buck.

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Rut

Find out which days you need to be in your treestand for the best odds of scoring a trophy buck.The Absolute Best Rut Hunting Dates

The Absolute Best Rut Hunting Dates

Find out which days you need to be in your treestand for the best odds of scoring a trophy

Tony J. Peterson

Does run the rut. Use trail cameras to keep tabs on them from start to finish.Focus on Does for Rut-Hunting Success

Focus on Does for Rut-Hunting Success

Does run the rut. Use trail cameras to keep tabs on them from start to finish.

Gordon Whittington

The rut rewards those who hunt aggressively and realize everything can change in a moment.Why You Should Use Aggressive Rut-Hunting Tactics

Why You Should Use Aggressive Rut-Hunting Tactics

The rut rewards those who hunt aggressively and realize everything can change in a moment.

Greg Miller

If you can hunt for only half the day during the rut, should you be in your stand at dawn or dusk? November Morning Magic: Rut-Hunting at Daybreak

November Morning Magic: Rut-Hunting at Daybreak

If you can hunt for only half the day during the rut, should you be in your stand at dawn or

Don Higgins

If you're armed with the right supplies – and the proper snacks – a routine day afield can turn into the one for the ages. Preparing for All-Day Sits in the Deer Woods

Preparing for All-Day Sits in the Deer Woods

If you're armed with the right supplies – and the proper snacks – a routine day afield can

Lynn Burkhead

Figuring out when the rut will peak this year may be a lot easier than you think. Find out when the action will start in your region!Peak Rut Times for 2018

Peak Rut Times for 2018

Figuring out when the rut will peak this year may be a lot easier than you think. Find out

Bob Humphrey

Late Season

By post rut, whitetails are worn down and looking for food; here's how Academy Pro Jeff Danker wins the fourth quarter whitetail game in December and January.5 Proven Post-Rut Deer Hunting Tips

5 Proven Post-Rut Deer Hunting Tips

By post rut, whitetails are worn down and looking for food; here's how Academy Pro Jeff Danker

Lynn Burkhead

Think back to some of your summer scouting methods and make these tweaks to locate late-season bucks.Late-Season Scouting For Last-Minute Success

Late-Season Scouting For Last-Minute Success

Think back to some of your summer scouting methods and make these tweaks to locate late-season

Tony J. Peterson

Jeremy Moore offers up advice on late-season training opportunities for your deer dog.Deer Dog: Late-Season Opportunities

Deer Dog: Late-Season Opportunities

Jeremy Moore offers up advice on late-season training opportunities for your deer dog.

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Mike Clerkin heads to Ohio for a late-season muzzleloader hunt.Late-Season Ohio Muzzleloader Hunt

Late-Season Ohio Muzzleloader Hunt

Mike Clerkin heads to Ohio for a late-season muzzleloader hunt.

NAW TV

Haynes Shelton hunts Alabama's Black Belt in hopes of nabbing a late-season buck.Late-Season Alabama Hunt

Late-Season Alabama Hunt

Haynes Shelton hunts Alabama's Black Belt in hopes of nabbing a late-season buck.

NAW TV

North American Whitetail's Gordon Whittington is on a late season muzzleloader hunt in Ohio andLate Season Muzzleloader Hunt Pays Off In Ohio

Late Season Muzzleloader Hunt Pays Off In Ohio

North American Whitetail's Gordon Whittington is on a late season muzzleloader hunt in Ohio and

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Off-Season

Bowhunters won't always be put in a perfect shot scenario, so they must learn to adapt.Consider Shot Angles During Preseason Archery Practice

Consider Shot Angles During Preseason Archery Practice

Bowhunters won't always be put in a perfect shot scenario, so they must learn to adapt.

Tony J Peterson

We take a look at a properly conducted supplemental deer feeding program.What Is the Right Way to Feed Deer?

What Is the Right Way to Feed Deer?

We take a look at a properly conducted supplemental deer feeding program.

Dr. James C. Kroll

We'll explain which supplements whitetails can obtain in the field, and the best ways to provide them with the ones they can't. Which Minerals Do Deer Need?

Which Minerals Do Deer Need?

We'll explain which supplements whitetails can obtain in the field, and the best ways to

Dr. James C. Kroll

Smart shed hunting could be the last piece of the puzzle.Shed Hunting to Find a Buck's Core Area

Shed Hunting to Find a Buck's Core Area

Smart shed hunting could be the last piece of the puzzle.

Dan Cole

Take advantage of spring gobbler season to locate big bucks for the fall.Mix Turkey Hunting & Whitetail Scouting

Mix Turkey Hunting & Whitetail Scouting

Take advantage of spring gobbler season to locate big bucks for the fall.

Tony J. Peterson

Just where you find a shed antler might tell you a lot about a buck's habits!What Sheds Can Tell You About a Buck's Habits

What Sheds Can Tell You About a Buck's Habits

Just where you find a shed antler might tell you a lot about a buck's habits!

Tony J. Peterson

Scouting

Sometimes you need to decide quickly if a property is worth hunting. Speed Scouting For Deer

Speed Scouting For Deer

Sometimes you need to decide quickly if a property is worth hunting.

Alex Comstock

For top-notch intel from your deer herd, here's where to place your summertime trail cams! Summer Trail Camera Strategies for Velvet Bucks

Summer Trail Camera Strategies for Velvet Bucks

For top-notch intel from your deer herd, here's where to place your summertime trail cams!

Clint McCoy

Watching and studying the bucks of summer could lead to great success in this fall! Scouting and Learning from Velvet Bucks

Scouting and Learning from Velvet Bucks

Watching and studying the bucks of summer could lead to great success in this fall!

Alex Comstock

The longer a scouting camera runs, the more it can tell you.Why You Should Let Your Trail Cameras "Soak"

Why You Should Let Your Trail Cameras "Soak"

The longer a scouting camera runs, the more it can tell you.

Clint McCoy

You can go digital to find potential hotspots, but you'll still need to ground-truth them.Boots on the Ground Scouting on Public Land

Boots on the Ground Scouting on Public Land

You can go digital to find potential hotspots, but you'll still need to ground-truth them.

Tony J. Peterson

Hunting Strategies

Many factors impact hunting results, but few others matter as much as when you go.Make the Most of Your Time in the Field

Make the Most of Your Time in the Field

Many factors impact hunting results, but few others matter as much as when you go.

Gordon Whittington

When something goes wrong, don't give up — adapt on the fly! Don't Let Sudden Challenges Derail Your Deer Season

Don't Let Sudden Challenges Derail Your Deer Season

When something goes wrong, don't give up — adapt on the fly!

Clint McCoy

If you're in an EHD zone, you may need a Plan B to save your fall. Have a Backup Plan Against EHD

Have a Backup Plan Against EHD

If you're in an EHD zone, you may need a Plan B to save your fall.

Clint McCoy

Every big buck has his tendencies. Your bowhunting success is reliant on exploiting them.Find Recurring Patterns in Your Target Bucks

Find Recurring Patterns in Your Target Bucks

Every big buck has his tendencies. Your bowhunting success is reliant on exploiting them.

Don Higgins

Here follows the ultimate guide for hanging bow stands for each phase of deer season. Hanging Stands for Every Phase of the Archery Season

Hanging Stands for Every Phase of the Archery Season

Here follows the ultimate guide for hanging bow stands for each phase of deer season.

Josh Honeycutt

It's possible to consistently kill big deer on small acreages. Here's how.How to Kill a Buck on 10 Acres

How to Kill a Buck on 10 Acres

It's possible to consistently kill big deer on small acreages. Here's how.

Josh Honeycutt

Deer Behavior & Facts

Despite public admission in many cases, wildlife succumbs to disease more often than you might think.Hemorrhagic Disease: The Deadliest Killer of Whitetails

Hemorrhagic Disease: The Deadliest Killer of Whitetails

Despite public admission in many cases, wildlife succumbs to disease more often than you might

Dr. James C. Kroll

You can generally take as many does as bucks in a healthy heard, how many is too many?Balancing The Deer Herd

Balancing The Deer Herd

You can generally take as many does as bucks in a healthy heard, how many is too many?

Dr. James C. Kroll

Stress can have major effects on your deer herd.Is Your Whitetail Herd Stressed?

Is Your Whitetail Herd Stressed?

Stress can have major effects on your deer herd.

Dr. James C. Kroll

What can a whitetail really smell and what can you really do about it?The Science Behind a Deer's Sense of Smell & Scent Control

The Science Behind a Deer's Sense of Smell & Scent Control

What can a whitetail really smell and what can you really do about it?

Clint A. McCoy, DVM

To figure out where mature bucks are hiding, leave no stone unturned.Look Everywhere To Locate Big Bucks

Look Everywhere To Locate Big Bucks

To figure out where mature bucks are hiding, leave no stone unturned.

Mark Kayser

Minnesota researchers looking for CWD information through natural dispersal.Tracking Deer Providing Valuable CWD Information

Tracking Deer Providing Valuable CWD Information

Minnesota researchers looking for CWD information through natural dispersal.

Gordon Whittington

Land Management

Thanks to new equipment options, deer food plots in the woods are easier now than ever before.  From Forest to Forage

From Forest to Forage

Thanks to new equipment options, deer food plots in the woods are easier now than ever before.

Dr. James C. Kroll

Proper thinning of the right areas is an effective way to start the regrowth process.Winter Timber Management

Winter Timber Management

Proper thinning of the right areas is an effective way to start the regrowth process.

Dr. James C. Kroll

Justin Bair works intensively to manage his Ohio hill-country farm for whitetails.Managing for Mass in Ohio

Managing for Mass in Ohio

Justin Bair works intensively to manage his Ohio hill-country farm for whitetails.

Grant Vincent

You can achieve the best of the both worlds if you're willing to construct the right plots.The Right Food Plots for Herd Health & Hunting Success

The Right Food Plots for Herd Health & Hunting Success

You can achieve the best of the both worlds if you're willing to construct the right plots.

Don Higgins

After fully explaining what whitetails need, we'll show you how to create a deer orchard for your local herd.Importance of Hard and Soft Mast to the Deer Herd

Importance of Hard and Soft Mast to the Deer Herd

After fully explaining what whitetails need, we'll show you how to create a deer orchard for

Dr. James C. Kroll

It's possible to consistently kill big deer on small acreages. Here's how.How to Kill a Buck on 10 Acres

How to Kill a Buck on 10 Acres

It's possible to consistently kill big deer on small acreages. Here's how.

Josh Honeycutt

How-To

Venison remains an ecologically sound, safe source of protein.Returning to Venison

Returning to Venison

Venison remains an ecologically sound, safe source of protein.

Dr. James C. Kroll

To enjoy your venison year-round, don't take shortcuts after you bring the animal home. Read on to learn how to store and freeze venison.DIY: Venison Storage Tips

DIY: Venison Storage Tips

To enjoy your venison year-round, don't take shortcuts after you bring the animal home. Read

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Here is the good news — you really don't need to worry about it.What Distance Do I Sight-In For Deer?

What Distance Do I Sight-In For Deer?

Here is the good news — you really don't need to worry about it.

Jace Bauserman

Physical issue are bound to happen. These tips will return you to the field as quickly as possible. How to Bounce Back From Injury

How to Bounce Back From Injury

Physical issue are bound to happen. These tips will return you to the field as quickly as

Greg Miller

The rigors of travel can really knock your gun off zero.How to Keep Your Deer Gun Accurate When Traveling

How to Keep Your Deer Gun Accurate When Traveling

The rigors of travel can really knock your gun off zero.

Mark Kayser

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