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A Buck For A Century

Almost lost after the shot, this giant buck would later vanish for decades–and reappear atop the Boone and Crockett records list! 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of "The Jordan Buck."

December 18, 2014

2014's Best Whitetail States: Part IV

The Top 10 started with Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky and Kansas. Who’s the cream of the crop? Check out the final installment of our “Top 20 States for Whitetails” series.

December 18, 2014

3 Layering Systems for the Late Season

It’s down to the wire, and the only way to fill that whitetail tag burning a hole in your pocket is to get out there and hunt. Here are three layering systems for the late season that will keep you in the game as Old Man Winter tries to keep you indoors.

December 18, 2014

Don’t Discount Midday During Deer Season

Dawn and dusk have magic, but you may well score more often at midday.

December 16, 2014

2014's Best Whitetail States: Part III

Oklahoma, Indiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland made their appearances in Part II of the countdown. Who’s next? Check out the latest installment of our “Top 20 States for Whitetails” series.

November 21, 2014

QDMA Summit Launches National Deer Alliance

Where would hunting be without whitetail deer? Hunting in North America has never depended so much on one species to sustain its heritage, participation levels, and the archery and firearm industries.

November 21, 2014

5 Crazy Whitetail Tactics That Can Save Your Season

Here are five strategies that may be a bit out of the ordinary, but could help you salvage your season.

November 21, 2014

Do's and Don'ts of Deer Drives

In some parts of the country, driving deer is still a go-to tactic. It’s a fun, camaraderie-filled way to hunt and can be very effective—if done correctly.

November 20, 2014

Bridges

The Natural Bridge transcends time and generations. This geological wonder in Virginia’s Rockbridge County spans Cedar Creek where it crosses old Highway 11 and looks as though it’s been forged by heavenly hands. Field Editor Jeff Johnston had the opportunity to hunt one special buck there last year. This is that story.

November 20, 2014

Alberta Whitetails & Friends

Unlike many Midwest whitetail hunters, Field Editor Ron Spomer was not surprised to see “America’s” favorite deer on the cold, windy, barren plains of eastern Alberta. But he was pleasantly surprised to see the size of their antlers.

November 20, 2014

Member's Hunt: The Morning Doe

Our latest "Member's Hunt" comes from Jessica Elkins of Beaufort, S.C., who hoped to harvest a whitetail with a hunting rifle she'd recently been given for her 15th birthday.

November 19, 2014

Finding Wounded Game 202: The Advanced Course

These tips and techniques may help you the next time you need to follow up on a shot that didn’t go exactly as planned. Stick with it, use your brain as well as your eyes and feet, and maybe you can avoid the heartbreak of a wounding loss.

November 13, 2014

Know How: Get in a Buck Funnel Now

The trouble with magazine articles on stand placement is it’s easy for us writers to make it seem so cartoon-simple. The truth is stand placement is more often as complex as a Dostoyevsky novel. Frank Miniter explains.

November 12, 2014

10 Tips to Take To the Bank

It took the author a decade to learn these lessons about when, where and how to hunt and kill big bucks. Some of them may not be big news. But any number of them should reveal something for anyone.

November 07, 2014

Hort’s Hide-Away

Members of the Swanson clan trace their roots to a homestead in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula their ancestors built in 1857. They’re what are colloquially known as ‘Yoopers’—UP speak for ‘someone born up here.’ 2013 was the last deer camp for family patriarch George Swanson, for after 77 years prowling these woods, he could no longer trust his eyes.

October 31, 2014