5 Pieces of Hunting Gear Every New Deer Hunter Needs

Like many of us, I started hunting at a young age wearing mismatched, hand-me-down camo and worn-out gear that was older than I was. My hunting journey has evolved over the years, but when I entered the workforce and put a little money in my pocket, I decided to start from scratch and begin rebuilding …

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How I Fooled 4 Mature Deer

Deer hunting is fun. I have been thrilled by the chase since before I was old enough to legally hunt. Four decades ago, mature bucks were nonexistent on our Pennsylvania farm. Mature does were abundant, but we did not know the value of pulling jawbones or learning to estimate age of harvested deer. The situation …

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Practice Your Treestand Safety Technique Before the Hunt

Superlative! Such was the exclamation I shouted as I came down from yet another climb and sit with my hang-on treestand. Taking advantage of a slightly rainy Sunday that drove people from the local park, I was able to embark on what was probably my 30th climb in the last six months. The irony of …

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How to Prep for Deer Season in a Small Suburban Home

Many of us, myself included, do not own hunting land or even live outside of city limits. In fact, 52% of American households are classified as suburban, while only 21% of households are considered rural! I am currently a suburbanite, but this has not stopped me from pursuing North America’s favorite game animal – with …

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Everything You Need to Give Saddle Hunting a Try

While saddle hunting has been around for decades, it wasn’t until the last three or four years that it has exploded in popularity, particularly among public land hunters who are trying to be as lightweight and as mobile as possible. This is going to be my first year saddle hunting, and one of the things …

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