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The Ones That Got Away: Bucks That Haunt My Dreams

Do you toss and turn late at night over memories of bucks that got away? Our man does, too. Here are a handful of sleep-robbing tales of bucks that never even gave him a shot.

Know-How: Hunt Like a Military Marksman

Most hunters will never attend the U.S. Army Sniper School in Ft. Benning, Ga., or similar courses conducted by other branches of our military, but the basic elements of this type of training should be recognized as worthy techniques for any hunter to take to the field. Here are a few elements from their playbooks we can pocket for future success.

Whitetail Bucks in Odd Places

Nebraska’s Platte River flows through mule deer country among a smatter of crop fields—exactly the kind of landscape patient hunters can exploit to find big-racked bucks.

Finding Educated Bucks: Part 2

Ever wonder how to find big bucks late in the season when they are wise and wary to hunting pressure? Here is part two of contributor Mike Roux's rundown on finding educated bucks.

Finding Educated Bucks: Part 1

Ever wonder how to find big bucks late in the season when they are wise and wary to hunting pressure? Contributor Mike Roux gives the rundown on some tips that have worked for him throughout the years.

The Buck Pole: A Symbol of Success

It is often the first installation in a deer camp. It is usually a timber cut from nearby woods but it could be a salvaged scrap pipe. Regardless, it is always a place for hunters to gather, assess and admire deer. It is the buck pole, a symbol of success to American hunters.

Earn-a-Buck: An Effective, Divisive Way to Manage Deer

Love ’em or hate ’em, they are a feature of deer seasons across many states. Here’s the background—and the pros and cons—of earn-a-buck tags.

Deer Hunting: Preparing for an All-Day Sit

Sometimes, successful hunting demands staying in the woods from dawn until dusk. Here’s how to survive stand hunting’s biggest challenge.

Member's Hunt: The Mag Seven

This latest Member's Hunt comes from Mark Newton of Jersey Shore, Pa.

First Look: Hornady Bore Drive ELD-X

The Hornady Bore Driver ELD-X is a saboted muzzleloader bullet whose polymer base seals against the bore to promote energy and accuracy.

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