The Trick to Finding Quality Public Hunting Land

Let’s face it. Not all of us have access to high-quality, low-pressure, private hunting land. In fact, for many of us — myself included — public land is where we spend the majority of our time in pursuit of white-tailed deer. For some it is a decision made for the challenge and freedom that hunting …

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It’s Time to Step Up and Mentor a New Hunter

I’ve always had an affinity for helping new hunters. That likely stems from the struggles I endured as a young, aspiring hunter without a mentor. I sometimes look back and cringe at all the rookie mistakes I made along the way and my painfully slow evolution as a hunter. Many of those mistakes could have …

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I Left Private Land Behind for the Public Land Challenge

When I told my close friends we were selling the farm and moving back to town to be closer to family and help with the family business, there were many questions. One of the most often asked was, “Where are you going to hunt?” I’d given that a great deal of thought and decided on …

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Where, When and How to Find More Shed Antlers

One of the more enjoyable late-winter activities for me is getting out with friends and family hiking in search of shed antlers. I wish I was fortunate enough to scour every square inch of the properties I hunt in search of them, but time just doesn’t allow that, and sometimes those pesky rodents beat me …

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