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Early Season

5 Great Reasons To Hunt Mature Bucks This October

Here are five factors that might make you rethink your October complacency.

Bernie Barringer

Tips For Being Successful On September Bucks

September bucks can me more predictable and exploitable during the early season, leading to an

Greg Miller

Proven Reasons for Hunting Over Water

In most semi-arid parts of the country during the early season, water can often be as much or

Gordon Whittington

How to Turn Summer Intel into Successful September Results

Scouting summer feeding sites and travel corridors will help you make a habit out of tagging

Greg Miller

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

How To Be Successful During The Early Season

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

Greg Miller


How To Succesfully Hunt Midday Bucks During The Rut

Conventional hunting wisdom says early morning & late afternoon are the best times to hunt

P.J. Reilly

You Need To Know The Science Of The Whitetail Rut

Understanding what goes on in a whitetail buck's body and brain during the most anticipated

Clint McCoy, DVM

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

What Happened to the 2021 Rut?

The 2021 deer hunting season left many whitetailers with questions and data now proves it

Dr. James C. Kroll

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

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

Late Season

How To Hit Your Mark on Cold, Late-Season Hunts

Late-season whitetail hunting has plenty of challenges, one of the biggest is being able to

Jace Bauserman

Secrets You Need To Know Before Hunting in a Blizzard

Winter's wicked weather isn't always pleasant to hunt in, but sometimes it's the best time to

Alex Comstock

How To Stay Warm When Temperatures Drop Down

The late season is a great time to target trophy whitetails. However, you need to be prepared

Jace Bauserman

How To Better Stay Warm When Temperatures Plummet

During late season whitetail hunts, understanding how your body reacts to winter weather will

Clint McCoy, DVM

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

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


The Truth About When And Why Deer Actually Shed Antlers

These shed hunting tips and tactics focuses on when you should start searching for sheds, and

Josh Honeycutt

The Best Shed Hunting Tips For Finding Better Success

We provide 20 high-level shed hunting tips to increase your success.

Josh Honeycutt

Do This Now To Ensure You Are Deer-Season Ready

If you want to put your tag on a big buck this fall, there is some work you need to be doing

Blake Garlock

The Truth About Shed Hunting with Dogs

Part three of this four-part shed hunting series focuses on shed hunting with dogs trained to

Josh Honeycutt

How to Use Apps and Maps to Find More Sheds

Part two of four in a series of shed hunting tips and tactics focuses on using apps and maps

Josh Honeycutt

How to Use Old School Summer Scouting Tactics With Success

Tried & true summer scouting methods are still just as reliable as modern technology.

Steve Sherk


Get Boots On The Ground Now For Big Bucks

Don't just scout from home; lay down some boot leather. Despite the incredible technology

Greg Miller

Post-Season Scouting: Making Quick Adjustments In The Field

The final part of our post-season scouting series focuses on making changes to your property

Josh Honeycutt

Post-Season Scouting Master Class: Creating Target Buck Game Plans

Part three of this four-part series on post-season scouting tips and tactics focuses on using

Josh Honeycutt

Post-Season Scouting Master Class: Analyzing Quality Information

Part two of four in this post-season scouting series focuses how to dissect your in-the-field

Josh Honeycutt

Post-Season Scouting Master Class: Gathering Powerful Intel

Part one of this four-part post-season scouting series focuses on the type of information you

Josh Honeycutt

How to Use Old School Summer Scouting Tactics With Success

Tried & true summer scouting methods are still just as reliable as modern technology.

Steve Sherk

Hunting Strategies

Surprisingly Simple & Effective Ways to Tag Late November Bucks

Didn't fill your buck tag in early November? Here are three examples of successful,

Blake Garlock

The Best Expert Tips for Patterning & Tagging Mature Bucks

Consistently successful hunters rely on knowledge, not gimmicks or sheer hope. This "secret"

Dan Cole

How To Use Unconventional Setups To Better Fool Whitetails

Not every buck is taken from a perfectly placed tree stand or ground blind under “dream

Alex Comstock

How To Be Successful Decoying Whitetails From The Ground

Decoying whitetails from the ground creates brand-new bowhunting opportunities.

Danny Farris

What To Do When You Bump A Big Buck

Did you "spook" your target buck? The hunt doesn't have to be over. Consider these strategies

Josh Honeycutt

Timely Scrape Tactics That Will Ensure Success This Season

This advanced strategy for hunting and identifying "master scrapes" will add another tactic to

Clint McCoy, DVM

Deer Behavior & Facts

The Truth About All The Broken Antlers

It's plausible bucks with lower nutrition diets, especially diets low in the mineral

Dr. James C. Kroll

Antler Spotlight: Unexpected Ways To Measure Record Racks

The author walks through how comparing whitetail antler measurements to every day objects to

Kyle Wright

Hunting Whitetail On A French Island? Full Story Here

The unique whitetail history of France's tiny Saint-Pierre et Miquelon began with deer

Gordon Whittington

16 Times Whitetails Were Unusually Where They Shouldn't Be

A look into some of the craziest places whitetails have ever ended up.

Josh Honeycutt

20 Weird Whitetail Trail Camera Photos You Need to See

You have to check out these crazy trail camera captures of whitetail deer from across the

Josh Honeycutt

An Informative Guide to the Timing of the Southern Rut

Examining the many complex breeding phases of Southern whitetails.

Josh Honeycutt

Land Management

How To Manage Whitetails on Private Land: Part 3

In this week's column, I'll explain how my colleagues and I use trail cameras to determine

Dr. James C. Kroll

How To Manage Whitetails on Private Land: Part 2

An important step in land management for whitetails is to determine approximately how many

Dr. James C. Kroll

How To Find The Right Land Consultant For You

Hiring a land pro can greatly benefit your hunting property. However, make sure to ask these

Josh Honeycutt

The Truth About Thinning Your Deer Woods

Forestry for whitetails need not be overly complicated. Use these simple math formulas and

Dr. James C. Kroll

Mossy Oak's BioLogic and Nativ Nurseries Promote Healthy Wildlife

Mossy Oak BioLogic and Nativ Nurseries have narrowed down the selection, breeding and

Chris Bridges

What Do Deer Eat? Expert Analysis by Region

Understanding what deer eat and how they adjust their diets to meet changing nutritional

Dr. James C. Kroll


How To Manage Whitetails on Private Land: Part 1

The author is a veteran Wildlife Biologist and consultant who works with landowners across

Dr. James C. Kroll

The Best Secrets For Preserving Your Deer Mounts

Here's how to keep your taxidermy in good shape after investing those hard-earned dollars.

Josh Honeycutt

How To Learn From This Past Season's Mistakes Made

There are two types of deer hunts — those who've made mistakes and those who will!

Alex Comstock

How To Drop & Secure A Deer In Its Tracks

Sometimes a gun hunter really needs to put a deer straight down. Do you know how to make it

Gordon Whittington

How To Use Scents To Fool A Buck

The use of deer scents can be a boon to your hunt, but only if you use them right.

Mark Kayser

How to Hunt Target Bucks When They Disappear

Sometimes no matter how good your plan is, a target buck will still give you the slip.

Greg Miller

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