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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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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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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