10 Tips for Rattling More Bucks

It’s November, and over the next few weeks millions of deer hunters will be hitting the woods in hopes of taking home a giant. Many will attempt rattling but will fail to see any response except squirrels scattering and chattering at the imaginary buck fight from 15 feet up — leading them to think, “Why …

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Does Logging or Habitat Work Push Deer Away?

If you lease hunting land, few sights are more disheartening than the appearance of skidders, log loaders and logging trucks, especially just before or during hunting season. If you own your hunting land, you are the one who calls in the skidders, log loaders and logging trucks when you harvest timber. But many hunting landowners …

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Prepare Deer Stands to Cover These 4 Categories

Hunting mature whitetails is like a chess match: You have to plan several moves ahead and use each of the pieces at just the right time. As hunters, we all find ourselves trying to decide which stand to hunt at some point in the season. This year, try planning ahead and preparing treestands and/or ground …

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Deer Stand Tip: Let “Shadow Man” Hunt Your Stand

Your ladder stands and lock-ons are probably already deployed for the coming deer hunting season, like mine, and hopefully deer are becoming accustomed to seeing them in the landscape. But have you ever wondered if they might notice the camouflaged silhouette that suddenly appears in the stand on opening morning? QDMA member Jim Sollecito of …

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