Hunting > Whitetails

The Middle Hours

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

October 29, 2014

Know How: 5 Bow Season Tips

Senior Editor Karen Mehall Phillips offers five tips that every bowhunter should keep in mind this hunting season.

October 28, 2014

Simplifying the Rut

Bucks are on their feet more often in daylight at this time of year, so there are many ways to be successful during the rut. Field Editor Bill Winke explains.

October 28, 2014

Find the Fall Range

A summer spent scouting a buck takes you only so far this time of year. To hunt and kill him you must first find him, now that he’s abandoned his bachelor group, then learn about his fall haunts and habits.

October 27, 2014

Beware the Fall

Are you strapped in for deer season?

October 27, 2014

Blood Trail Basics

Nicely done! All your planning came to fruition, and you just shot a deer. If it didn’t drop within sight, though, the high-fiving may be premature. What you do next will determine whether you go home with fresh venison or just a sob story. Never fear, though—Bryce Towsley is offering a few tips to help ensure you recover your prey.

October 24, 2014

NRA Hunters Lead the Fight in Culture War

Launched in April, the NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum assembles a collection of leaders from across the hunting world dedicated to the enrichment and growth of the NRA’s mission to promote and defend hunting.

October 15, 2014

2014's Best Whitetail States: Part II

Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Nebraska and South Carolina began the countdown. Who’s next? Check out the latest installment of our “Top 20 States for Whitetails” series.

September 25, 2014

Turn Your Buck Into Bratwurst

Make hearty bratwurst with the meat from your buck (or doe)—instead of letting it sit in the freezer—by using a kit from Hi Mountain Seasonings.

September 24, 2014

5 Whitetail Essentials That Weigh Less Than 5 Ounces

Pack the essentials before you head out after whitetails this season. These five pieces of deer gear won't weigh you down.

September 23, 2014

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