Buck Hidden In Tall Grass

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.

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.

How to Age Deer on the Hoof

Learning to age deer on the hoof is not an exact science and there are exceptions to every rule, but there are some undeniable physical characteristics that an old buck takes on as he matures. Here’s what to look for.

FFP vs. SFP Riflescopes for Hunting

On a first focal plane riflescope, the reticle grows and shrinks as magnification is adjusted, allowing a hunter to use a reticle with holdover marks. This is not the case on a second focal plane scope. Which is best for your hunting rig?

How to Unlock Overlooked Elk Country

Thanks to changes in elk behavior due to land use, development, human encroachment and more, the elk we hunt today do not behave as the species did in our granddaddies’ days. Here’s how to zero in on modern habitat where elk seek refuge, and how to hunt it.

Why You Need to Know Your Whitetail Neighborhood

Knowing all you can about the habitat the local deer herd calls home is critical to understanding their patterns, knowing where to place stands and how to plan and adjust for the coming hunting seasons.

4 Ways to Manage Buck Fever

These techniques will help you perform better when it matters most.

Tips for Hunting Pre-Rut Mule Deer

Just before the breeding season bucks make seemingly random decisions, forcing us to analyze their habitat’s food, water and cover and how each factor influences their behavior.

DIY Skull Cleaning on the Road

Awareness of chronic wasting disease has spread across the country and today includes regulations regarding the transport of ungulate skulls taken by traveling hunters. Follow these suggestions to clean your skulls while on the road to avoid running afoul of any game laws.

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