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.

Are You an Average Hunter?

For you older hunters, Webster’s defines average as, “A typical or usual level, degree or kind.” For you younger hunters, Wikipedia defines average as, “A measure of the middle or typical value of a data set.” So, as you read this, would you consider yourself an average hunter? Many would be offended if considered average, …

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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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