Archive for deer

Estrous Scents

By Bob Robb

Trick or Treat? That’s the big question you face as a whitetail hunter every time you enter the woods. Do I slip in quietly, like a stealth bomber, striving to get in and out of the woods without being detected? Or do I become more aggressive and try to bring bucks to me, knowing that in doing so I risk spooking Mr. Big and blowing my opportunity for the entire season?

October 25, 2012

Field Judging Whitetails

By Bob Robb

Before you pull the trigger or release an arrow, do you know how to field judge a whitetail deer’s antlers? Those who hunt simply to fill the freezer, this is not really an issue. But for those who are hoping to shoot a buck with antlers that meet or exceed a certain numeric score, more often than not, overestimate the size of the antlers, leading to that common malady known as “ground shrinkage.”

October 22, 2012

Buck Fever

It's unlikely that anything stirs more hunters across America than the opening day of whitetail deer season—a day that leaves many with "buck fever."

October 16, 2012

All About Ungulates

By Bob Robb

The most popular big game animals hunted in North America—deer and elk—belong to a group of animals classified as “ungulates.” Ungulate comes from the Latin word for "hoof", and since all ungulates have hooves, it’s quite appropriate. For a long time this extremely large group was considered by scientists as one order, but today "ungulates" refers to two distinct orders, Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla. They are separated by the number of toes each member of the group has. Animals in the order Artiodactyla, which includes elk, deer, bison, pronghorn, and the peccaries) have an even number of toes. On the other hand, animals in the order Perissodactyls, which includes horses and elephants, have an odd number of toes.

October 03, 2012

Beating the October Lull

Many hunters struggle to find bucks in October. That doesn't have to be the case, as Frank Miniter makes plain in his four simple tips to beating the October lull.

October 01, 2012

Nebraska Whitetails Rising

Nebraska uses the whitetail deer as a state symbol for good reason, as the author shares just how good trophy deer hunting has become in this Great Plains state.

September 25, 2012

Episode 1: Making Sense of Summer Patterns

Episode 1: Making Sense of Summer Patterns

September 20, 2012

Boone and Crockett Club Releases Record Book

"Records of North American Whitetail Deer" offers the most complete book of trophy records on the market.

September 12, 2012

Patterning a Buck? No Problem.

Trail cameras and other innovations have made patterning a buck easier than ever.

June 18, 2012

The T100 From Millennium Treestands

A mobile tripod, the T100 is durable, comfortable and one of the lightest models on the market.

May 03, 2012

Test Your Knowledge: Take Our Whitetail Deer Quiz!

Think you know everything about your backyard bucks? Check your knowledge against this whitetail quiz.

December 13, 2011

Primos Red Spot Mineral Powder

Enhanced with vitamins and beetroot, this deer attractant increases bone and antler formation, energy, metabolism and reproductive physiology.

August 15, 2011

PETA Names Bill Clinton 2010 Person of the Year

The group of radicals known as PETA honors Bill Clinton for shunning hunters.

January 06, 2011

Fast Food Is Good For You

A doctor says fast food is bad for you, but your do-gooding blogger disagrees.

December 06, 2010

Deer Knocks Over 5k Runner

During a New Jersey 5k race, a deer ran through the crowd of runners and knocked over a 7-year-old girl.

November 29, 2010