Three Payoffs to Scouting for Deer in February

The season is over, or soon to be, for whitetail hunters across the country. Whether you let a crossbow arrow fly to put meat in the freezer or antlers on the ground doesn’t matter much any more. But your work is far from over. In fact, it never really stops if you want to stack the […]

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Make the Most of Your Range Time, Hunting Days

Several years ago while shooting prairie dogs in Wyoming, one of my buddies pulled out an anemometer to check the wind speed and other weather factors. I had seen these before but never in person, and it was pretty doggone cool. He had been in the Marine Corps and was quite proficient with a rifle. […]

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Brace Height Consistency

Do you ever have one of those days when your practice shooting just seems off? Did you check your brace height? It can change as you string and unstring your bow. Here is an easy way to check that it is right every time. When your bow is properly set up at the correct brace […]

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Dec  2, Eight Point Thompson Buck 2016

Was a big eight point deer, shot late in the day o November 22, 2016 after the big snow the day before. I tracked him and kicked him up so I backed off

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Modern Muzzleloaders: Fun and Deadly for Deer Hunting

The old front-stuffer was a lifeline to fresh protein for many of the adventuresome settlers who pushed west to carve out their unique niche in life. But those early guns would have been finicky when it came to loading, shooting and cleaning. Consistently anchoring game with them would have been iffy at best. As a […]

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Washington Latest to Conditionally Approve Unique Hunting Weapon

Hunters with disabilities receiving special accommodations for hunting in Washington can now apply to use the Benjamin Pioneer Airbow for big game hunting. Washington confirmed some hunters have already begun applying for Airbow use permits and are receiving the accommodation. “We are very pleased to hear that the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife […]

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Tying Up Loose Ends

When I mount a strap-on type bow quiver onto my bow, sometimes there is excess strap hanging out when I’m through. Personally, I won’t cut it off, as I may use the quiver on another bow (recurve rather than longbow, perhaps) and may need the excess strap. However, that little flapper-do can be a source […]

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85,193 Deer Harvested During 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Maryland hunters harvested 85,193 deer during the combined archery, muzzleloader and firearm seasons (Sept. 9, 2016-Jan. 31, 2017), according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The harvest exceeded the 2015-2016 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,684 deer taken on Sundays open for deer hunting, representing an increase […]

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Arkansans harvest record number of elk thanks to statewide season

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas hunters harvested a record 55 elk during the 2016-17 hunting season, according to a report given by Wes Wright, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s elk program coordinator, at today’s monthly Commission meeting. The record tally represented a 15 percent increase in harvest from the 2015 season and was the result […]

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Styrka S3 4-12×50 SH a Scope for All Seasons.

What makes good glass? It’s a question almost every rifle hunter is faced with at one time or another and involves many facets. When it comes to riflescopes, glass, mechanics and manufacturing quality must seamlessly meld together to produce a top-notch optic. It’s a real high-wire act to get these aspects to come together, while […]

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Breakfast Anyone? Shine the Spotlight on Venison Sausage

With a whitetail on the ground, the first meals most of us immediately start thinking about are all the dinners to create from the prime cuts: pot roasts basted long and moist in the oven to tender perfection; chops grilled over glowing coals to medium-rare juiciness; steak strips seared with a little garlic in a […]

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Dec  2, Hunt together Stay together !!

On the left is my deer, my name is Alexis Hall, Chautauqua County, I took this deer October 13, 2016, it came in chasing a doe on a cold morning with

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Dec  3, Buck of a Lifetime

Taken December 2, 2016 by Donald Ward IV in St. Lawrence County. A heavy bodied 7 point.

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Once a Spike, Always a Spike: Deer Hunting’s Big Myth

White-tailed deer tend to grow antlers that are fairly well-balanced. That is, one side looks pretty much like the other. Keep in mind, however, that no two antlers are ever exactly alike, although their similarities from side to side, or even from one buck to the next, are sometimes striking. Nevertheless, deer antlers are exceedingly […]

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Wind Direction Detector

To make a wind detector, take an empty nasal spray bottle and remove the spray tip and any tubes. You might have to enlarge the hole in the spray tip using a large pin or paper clip. Make sure the inside is completely dry and then fill it with powdered chalk, which can be purchased […]

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