Hunting

Targeting Mature Bucks Can Be a Lonely Road

Apr 17, 2024 Nick Pinizzotto

I looked at my watch and saw it was 10 a.m. and time to start climbing down from my saddle setup and meet up with my friend and hunting partner, Ron Haas. It was December…

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7 Steps to Get Big Results From Your Small Hunting Property

Apr 3, 2024 Brian Grossman

With a good layout and detailed hunting strategy, even small properties can provide excellent deer hunting opportunities. In the three years I’ve owned my 15-acre property, I’ve had some great hunts, harvested a couple of…

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Top-10 States for Deer Hunter Success and Multiple Deer Tagged

Mar 20, 2024 Kip Adams

Deer harvest is regulated by hunter numbers, bag limits, season lengths and timing, and other factors. Like deer density, these factors are not uniform across the United States. However, multiple deer bag limits and abundant…

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Lessons for a New Deer Hunter from a Wisconsin Field to Fork Hunt

Mar 5, 2024 Scott Murdock

Click, click, click.  I typed in my DNR login and held my breath. Waiting for chronic wasting disease test results feels like checking your grades at the end of a semester. In 2022, 8.7% of…

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United for Deer Sweepstakes Features Tracker UTV, $10,000 Academy Sports + Outdoors Gift Card, PH Outdoors G3, Kentucky Elk and Illinois Deer Hunts

Mar 4, 2024 Jenifer Wisniewski

BOGART — The National Deer Association (NDA) has put together 5 outstanding outdoor experience packages that will be awarded in its 2024 United for Deer Sweepstakes. Highlighted by a $10,000 gift card by Academy Sports…

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7 Reasons to Spend Time Now Post-Season Scouting

Feb 28, 2024 Brian Grossman

The older I get, the more I enjoy the entire deer hunting process. It’s become a year-round passion, from scouting and preparing gear, to the excitement of the actual hunt and processing the meat. And…

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These Are the Good Old Days of Deer Hunting. Here Are 3 Ways to Ensure They Last.

Feb 21, 2024 Kip Adams

I’m fortunate to hunt on the family farm in Pennsylvania where I grew up. When I started hunting in the 1980s, we had a lot of deer, very few bucks over 1½ years old, very…

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Prepare These 20 Pieces of Deer Gear Now for Success Next Fall

Feb 14, 2024 Nick Pinizzotto

I’m a tinkerer, particularly when it comes to my hunting gear. Sometimes I think I like tinkering with my gear as much as the act of hunting itself. As a fly fisherman, I also enjoy…

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I Use Copper Bullets for Deer Hunting. Here’s What I’ve Learned.

Feb 7, 2024 Hank Forester

I am a product of southern hunting seasons, so I’m a gun hunter at heart. For the last 15 years, I have almost exclusively used copper bullets while hunting big game. I continue to use…

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A Wolf Among Us? How Black Coyotes Came to Be.

Jan 17, 2024 Jazmin "Sunny" Murphy and Dr. Joey Hinton

To hunters and other wildlife enthusiasts who appreciate unique and uncommon characteristics in wildlife, melanistic coyotes, also known as black coyotes, are striking animals. The rare color morph is only seen in eastern coyote populations,…

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