Does Broadhead Choice Really Matter?

For the past 30 years, I’ve helped bowhunters track white-tailed deer on the Naval Support Facility Indian Head, a military installation on the Potomac River just south of Washington, D.C., and in the surrounding southern Maryland counties. After the Natural Resources Office (NRO) on the Navy Base allowed bowhunters to use mechanical broadheads for the …

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Stand Placement Tips for Mature Bucks

Find stand sites that combine these six features, then get ready to call your taxidermist. What makes one stand better than another when it comes to harvesting mature bucks? Why do some stands seem to produce year after year while others fail to yield a mature-buck sighting? When it comes to hunting, and more importantly …

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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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