To Intercept Bucks in Daylight, Take Lessons From GPS-Collar Research

It’s fairly common knowledge that hunting near roads or hunting the same stand repeatedly is unlikely to lead to hunting success, especially when targeting mature bucks. But this begs the question, “Why?” The obvious answer is these areas receive more hunting pressure and are therefore riskier, so deer avoid them. Hunters also know that forage-rich …

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5 Easy-to-Miss Details of Deer Hunting Success

If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my 30-plus year quest to become a better deer hunter, it’s that finding a mature buck on a large tract of public land isn’t the difficult part. It’s killing him that’s difficult. You would think knowing where a mature buck lives and having insight into his daily movements …

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Hunting When You Have Young Kids at Home

There are two things I take more seriously than deer hunting: my marriage and being a father. Well three – my job (my boss reads this!). Fortunately, working for an organization dedicated to the future of wild deer, wildlife habitat and hunting aligns perfectly with my passion, so it doesn’t feel like a job and …

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Recover Your Deer With a Deer-Tracking Dog

There’s no worse feeling in deer hunting than losing a deer you’ve shot despite your best efforts for a recovery. Unfortunately, if you hunt long enough, it’s a feeling you are likely to experience at some point. For most of my years as a deer hunter, those efforts included following a blood trail as closely …

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