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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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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3 Great Spots for Public Land Trail-Cameras

One of my favorite summertime activities leading into deer season is running trail-cameras. And while I keep a few out on my small property where I live, the bulk of my trail-camera efforts take place on public land. Unlike private land where I can put out corn or other forms of attraction to get deer …

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