Hunting > Whitetails

The Pre-Rut Gamble

Are you good enough? That's the question to consider when hunting a mature buck while the canopy is still up and bright and the rut’s madness is still weeks away.

September 22, 2014

The ‘Crimes’ of TJ’s Father

Old-timers tell great stories about their first deer. But what if the story of your first deer is a lie?

September 22, 2014

Whitetail Bowhunter's Quiz

The following 15 questions will test your basic understanding of whitetail bowhunting. How do you rate? Give our quiz a try and find out!

September 21, 2014

The Six Guys You Meet in Deer Camp

There's not just one stereotypical whitetail hunter—it's more like six. Have you met them all? Read on and find out.

September 21, 2014

3 Best Broadheads for Whitetails

Having trouble deciding on a broadhead for whitetail deer? Ten experienced bowhunters told us their go-to broadheads, and we compiled the results.

August 28, 2014

4 Off-the-Rack Deer Rifle Combos for 2014

It's never a bad time to buy a new firearm. With that in mind, we came up with a list of four rifles, all available in an optics-included package, which will have you hunting whitetail this fall nearly right out of the box.

August 28, 2014

2014's Best Whitetail States: Part I

There's no shortage of whitetail hunters out there, nor shortage of locales where those hunters can put their skills to the test. But that begs a very important question: Just where is the best place to hunt whitetail? Welcome to Part I of our countdown.

August 27, 2014

Avoid 5 Common Mistakes

Years of experience teaches hundreds of lessons if you keep an open mind. Of course, it is better to learn those lessons from the mistakes of others so here are five to avoid this season.

August 27, 2014

Beat Thermals and Tag More Deer

Thermals aren't as predictable as they may seem. Consider these factors when choosing a stand location for whitetail deer on hillsides and other slopes.

August 27, 2014

Why Electric Companies Might be Wildlife’s Best Friend

Could the corridors created by power lines help replace the wildlife habitat that's been disappearing through development and social pressures?

August 27, 2014

Venison Chili

This latest offering from Georgia Pellegrini is a good recipe to make during the year's warmer months, when it's high time to start making room in your freezer before fall.

August 24, 2014

Your Best Stand

With the blizzard of media sources at our fingertips today, sometimes fundamentals get lost amid so much information. Bill Winke provides a few simple tips that may be getting overlooked.

August 24, 2014

Member's Hunt: Frozen Stiff

Ordinarily it would be safe to assume an Alaska resident would have a pretty firm grasp of how to keep a firearm functioning in the cold, wouldn’t it?

August 19, 2014

Handgun Hunting 101: The Mechanics

Whether getting started or renewing your vows, it’s time to get back to the handgun hunting basics.

May 29, 2014

5 Mature Buck Myths Dashed

According to deer biologists, there are many misconceptions associated with mature buck behavior. We talked to a wildlife biologist with the QDMA to help bust five of these commonly-held myths.

May 20, 2014