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Whether you want to learn to hunt deer, become a more effective hunter, you’ve notched many a deer tag, or you want to help introduce someone new to hunting, you’re in the right place. Choose a pathway below to begin enjoying better deer hunting.

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10 Tips for Rattling More Bucks Using Science

Nov 1, 2023 Matt Ross

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…

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How to Find the Deer You Shot: There’s an App for That

Oct 25, 2023 Brian Grossman

I’ve been a big fan of mapping apps like onX Hunt since they first hit the market several years ago. In fact, even before onX, I was using Google Maps to navigate to and from…

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WATCH: You Just Shot a Deer. Here’s How to Find It.

Oct 25, 2023 NDA Staff

Every deer you decide to harvest deserves your complete attention with regard to shot placement and follow-up to ensure a quick kill and fast recovery of your venison. There are volumes written on shot placement….

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Best Trail-Camera Setups for the Rut

Oct 18, 2023 Matt Ross

Earlier this year we talked about summer and pre-rut trail-camera strategies and discussed the unique deer behavior and biology at those times of year to guide our camera placement. Now, it’s time to move into…

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Look Inside Acorns to Find Deer Hunting Success

Oct 11, 2023 Cole Gander

Focusing on the best food source is an important part of every deer-hunting strategy. This time of the year, acorns are often key for most whitetail hunters. Follow along as I run through the science…

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The Kip Adams Challenge: Achieve These 5 Goals for a Rewarding Deer Season

Oct 11, 2023 Kip Adams

Hunting season is upon us throughout the whitetail’s range. It’s a glorious time of year and one filled with excitement and opportunity. We enter deer-hunting season with different expectations and avidity levels, but regardless of where…

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7 Ways To Dodge Deer Depression This Season

Sep 27, 2023 Matt Ross

For deer hunters, optimism abounds at the opening of deer season, and for good reason. We’ve waited months for the next opportunity to match wits with the wily whitetail. Our minds naturally envision the best…

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4 Ways to Avoid Bonehead Mistakes of the First Deer Hunt

Sep 20, 2023 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

The long wait was over. Opening morning of archery season and with it a new deer-hunting season had finally arrived. I rose early, showered, dressed, geared up and headed to the woods. In the glow…

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