Through Quality Deer Management, you can increase the number of adult bucks where you hunt. But older bucks may be more difficult to see and kill unless you use smart hunting strategies.

Stay Warm in the Stand, Stay in the Game

Hunting is unpredictable, but that’s what we love about it. You can go from being bummed and not seeing a thing one minute, to harvesting your biggest buck ever the next! Unfortunately, weather can be just as unpredictable, and sometimes half the challenge is just being able to stay out in the field. As a …

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Hunt Does to Find Bucks in November

When November arrives, everyone is on the lookout for that big buck. However, it’s easy to overlook the main factor controlling buck movements in November – does. As the rut kicks in, bucks will be criss-crossing their home ranges to dial in on does, and if you find and pattern does too, you’ll find the …

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How to Hunt Native Warm-Season Grasses

Just 170 years ago, a seemingly boundless prairie blanketed the Midwest, one of the largest ecosystems in the world, and it provided natural cover for whitetails and many other wildlife species. Today, only one tenth of one percent of the original tallgrass prairie remains, but the potential value for deer – and deer hunters – …

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8 Rules for a Successful Hunting Plot

Beautiful fields of green dot the landscape, evidence of hunters attempting to attract deer. Many of these food plots are intended not just for nutrition but for hunting, and they are often called “hunting plots” or “kill plots.” In my experience, as the level of attraction increases, so does the level of risk when hunting …

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Digest This: Scouting Deer Food from the Inside Out

What drives deer movement? Food! Yes, the rut drives buck movements, but they are searching for does. Where are the does? Where the food is! Like me, deer are slaves to their stomachs, they feed many times each day, and food is what drives their movement. Identifying deer movement patterns results in successful hunts. To …

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