Get Bucks on Camera, No Bait Required

I recently moved to Illinois where feeding or baiting deer is illegal at all times of the year, and getting pictures of bucks suddenly became much more difficult. For me, trail-camera pictures control future hunting decisions, and I simply could not accept getting so much fewer pictures. I need to know which bucks to hunt. …

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Weird Ways to Find Shed Antlers

With shed antler season already underway, many deer hunters are already working on their goal of finding a large number of sheds or locating the antlers from a particular deer. Since I’ve never been particularly successful at racking up numbers or finding sheds from shooter bucks that survived the season, I take pride in finding …

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6 Things You Can Learn From Shed Antlers (And 1 You Can’t)

Deer season is over. Turkey season is on the horizon. That wonderful season between the two has arrived –– shed season! Social media is exploding with pictures of shed antlers, and Whitetail Properties’ annual Shed Rally has become a big event. Given that more outdoorsmen and women are picking up sheds today than ever before, …

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When is Peak Rut? Your Trail-Cameras Can Tell You.

When you harvest a doe late in a hunting season, you can measure any fetuses the doe is carrying using a special scale and determine when they were conceived. With enough fetal measurements, you can dial in on the timing of the peak of deer breeding where you hunt. But this method requires you to …

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