Archive for Bill Winke

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

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

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

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

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

6 Bow-Tuning Tips

Tuning a bow is not black magic; it is a series of logical steps. Use these six methods to tune nearly any bow.

July 21, 2014

The Hot Ticket in Winter

Nail the weather forecast and find the food to make the late season great. Here’s what you need to pull a big buck out of the bare woods this month.

November 20, 2013

Hunt Bucks as Individuals

Using his personal property as a laboratory to study individual buck behavior, the author has made some eye-popping discoveries. Even if the area you hunt is nothing like his, his findings might help you better understand your quarry.

October 29, 2013

Five Rut Revelations

After 25 years of hunting every day of the rut, Bill Winke found that keeping it simple is the key. Use these five hard-won tips to fill your tag this fall.

October 17, 2013

The Ultimate October Playbook

This month presents opportunities for a bowhunter or early-season muzzleloader hunter—if you don’t mess up first. Here’s how to score before the rut arrives.

October 03, 2013

Idiot-Proof Your Bow

How you set up your bow will ultimately determine how reliable it is at the moment of truth. Remember, if it can go wrong, it will. Here’s how to set up your bow so it won’t.

September 26, 2013

Hunting From the Ground

Although treestand hunting is often preferred, there are some unique advantages to hunting a ground blind. Field Editor Bill Winke looks at some of the situations where ground blinds are best.

September 10, 2013

Do You Need a New Bow?

Is it finally time to replace your go-to bow? Bill Winke offers a few tips on determining whether or not you'll need some new equipment before next season.

July 08, 2013

The Last Great Hope

If you play your cards right the rut’s second peak and the bucks’ increased focus on food this time of year can pay dividends.

December 12, 2012