Archive for whitetail

QDMA Hunter's Dream Sweepstakes Now Open

The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) has launched its Hunter's Dream Sweepstakes, which will allow 30 winners to choose from over $300,000 in prizes—including 52 firearms and 26 "dream hunts."

November 10, 2014

Must-Have Whitetail Gear

Dominate the high ground with these must-have new products.

November 08, 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

The Middle Hours

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

October 29, 2014

Top 5 Whitetail Cartridges

What’s deer camp without a good argument over the best whitetail cartridge?

October 28, 2014

Buck Dynasty?

Move over ducks. Here come the bucks—as in “Country Buck$,” a new reality series that premiers Nov. 19 on A&E.

October 27, 2014

Exclusive: Collar Camera Records Deer Predation By Cougar

Collars on Washington deer are providing fabulous insight into the behavior of predators and prey—and some interesting predation, too.

October 27, 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

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

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

Prerogatives

Recently Dave Campbell blogged about whether the .223 Rem./5.56 NATO cartridge is an adequate deer round. The response he received demanded a follow-up.

September 24, 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

What Happens After You Field Dress a Deer?

Unless you’re a very adventurous, or very hungry, hunter or cook, you probably don’t bring the stomach, intestines, lungs, etc. home to cook. So, just what happens to said remains? Keith Wood's game camera painted a pretty clear picture.

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