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18 Places Pressured Bucks Finds Sanctuary Lead

18 Places Pressured Bucks Find Sanctuary

Understanding how pressured deer react is the first step in figuring out where they go once hunters begin trudging afield.

Benchrest Shooting Basics

Before you can do anything fancy in the field with your big-game rifle, you absolutely must prove the setup by firing several well-aimed groups with it from a benchrest. Here are the basic tools everyone should use to ensure sighting-in and checking zero go flawlessly.

Hunting Antlerless Elk on Public Land: Why and How

Contributor Aram von Benedikt dives into the why and how of public-land antlerless elk hunting—a more-accessible, yet similarly rewarding sister activity to pursuing backcountry bulls.

Last-Minute Plays for Late-Season Bucks

It’s the bottom of the ninth, you’re down by one and you’ve got runners on base. Step up to the late-season plate with these tactics in hand to give yourself a fighting chance at bringing home a buck.

15 Tips for Hunting Big-Buck Bedding Areas

Here are 15 ways to slip in undetected and kill that buck of a lifetime.

How to Deer Hunt Each Week of the Rut

Here’s a game plan for each phase of the whitetail rut.

Lever-Action Upgrades

As the lever-action revolution continues to gain traction among hunters and shooters, it’s time we look at functional upgrades that’ll turn your old workhorse into a modern-day stallion.

Fall Turkey Hunting Tactics

By this time of year, toms have regrouped into bachelor bands and hens have gathered with their poults, which means turkeys enjoy the security of large flocks. Here’s how to outfox all those eyes and ears and take home a bird for Thanksgiving.

Timing the Whitetail Rut

How can we know when the rut will occur based on geographic location? Because history (and the rut) repeats itself.

Tips for Traveling to Hunt in the COVID-19 Era

If you enjoy traveling to distant locations to hunt—either in the U.S. or across the globe—you’ve likely been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few tips to make your upcoming trips go as smoothly as possible.

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