Darren in the Woods

The Fishing & Hunting Connection

We are excited to announce that we acquired the “fishing and hunting connection” blog. A great resource about, you guessed it, fishing and hunting. The Fishing and Hunting Connection blog was a fantastic resource for anyone looking for a fishing or hunting guide and advice on how to get the most out of their time …


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Do Deer Eat Grapefruit?

Some people outside the hunting and agricultural industries are often surprised to learn that deer will eat just about anything. Deer will eat crops, grasses, vegetation, acorns, and nuts. This means that deer can digest a wide range of plant material. So if you have a grapefruit tree in your backyard, chances are that the …


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How To Find Out Where Deer Are Bedding

Have you ever wondered how to find out where deer are bedding? We are going to answer that question for you! Understanding their preferred bedding areas can set up a game plan to hunt them more effectively. How far do Deer Travel from their Bedding Area According to Whitetail Habitat Solutions, “Bucks that show up …


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Deer Attraction: How to Rehabilitate Old Apple Trees

Apple trees can provide a great deal of quality food to whitetails. Reclaiming an abandoned orchard can be a great idea. You will improve the habitat and nutrition of deer on your property. If you live in an area with a lot of deer pressure, an orchard can provide superb cover from hunting pressure. In …


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Will Deer Blood Spook other Deer

When it comes to deer, there is a lot that remains unknown. One question that continues to baffle hunters and researchers is whether or not the blood of a deer will scare away other deer. Some people believe that the scent of blood will scare away other deer, while others think that a deer carcass …


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Big-Game Species: North America´s Most (Bow)Hunted

In North America, there are 29 big-game species recognized by Pope & Young Club. Each of these animals is prized for its meat, antlers, or fur. In some cases, all three! Pope & Young Club keep bowhunting’s official records, and it shares data with wildlife agencies so they can analyze big-game populations. To qualify for …


Shooting Off the Shelf Vs. Using A Rest

Shooting Off The Shelf Vs. Using A Rest

It’s one of the age-old questions in archery- do you shoot ‘off the shelf’, or use an arrow rest? A quick glance at any of the many archery forums on the internet will reveal this to be a controversial topic. Is one method of shooting really superior to the other? You’ll find proponents of both …


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Prep Your Bow For The Next Hunting Season

The next bow hunting season is right around the corner. Now is the time to get your bow in top shape. This starts with inspecting every component of your bow. Check for loose screws, frayed cables, your bowstring, and cracks in the limbs. Also, spend some time with maps, check regulations for changes, and buy …


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The Best Archery Targets In 2022 For The Money

Archery is a craft that takes a significant amount of discipline to find success. A considerable amount of this discipline comes in the form of regular practice. Many archers spend a large amount of time in their backyards, honing their marksmanship while shooting at a personal archery target. These targets must be of quality construction …


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Trophy Ridge React Pro 5 Pin Bow Sight Review

Our Trophy Ridge React Pro 5 Pin Bow Sight review will focus on the unique design and technology that this product uses to improve accuracy. The five-pin design, coupled with proprietary React Technology, automatically adjusts the pins so that they offer optimal accuracy for each shot. Trophy Ridge React Pro React Technology Durable Stainless Steel …


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Best Takedown Recurve Bow [Roundup Review] 2022

This post will provide you with information on the best takedown bows for hunting and archery. This is a great article if you are in the market to purchase your first bow or looking to upgrade from a traditional longbow. Takedown recurve bows are a great option for beginner archers because they’re lightweight, easy to …


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What is the Best Archery Distance for Beginners?

Have you ever wondered how many yards should archery beginners practice? Archers should start out at a close distance when shooting. You need to be comfortable with the target before you move farther away. A qualified instructor will help you determine the proper distance to shoot. For most younger people, starting at 5 yards is a …


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Comparing Bowfishing Kits 2022

When you say fishing, most people will think of rods and reels. Maybe they also have a few spots in mind for casting with flies or ice-fishing holes that are more traditional methods but there’s another type too: bow fishing! It requires specialized equipment like the right kind of arrows or bows. I put together …



What is a Female Deer Called?

There are many different names for female deer, depending on the region in which they live. The size of the species plays an important role too. Some of the more common names include doe and cow. In North America, female white-tail deer are called does. Deer Species in North America There are different deer species …


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Best Ladder Tree Stand in 2022

When you hit the woods, several hunting gears come in handy and a tree stand is among those items to tag along. Here are our top picks of ladder tree stands, with the Summit Treestand 81120 Viper SD taking the first slot due to its all-round nature. The Best Overall Easiest to Carry Best Value …


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The Best Compound Bow Sights in 2022

Archery is a pursuit where mere inches make a difference between success or the lack thereof. Because of this, the purchase of a quality bow sight is a sound investment for any archer to make. We will talk about the different sights and of course their specs and their individual advantages. At a Glance: Here …


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The Best Archery Gloves Reviewed

Archers, it’s time to up your game. No more risking sore fingers and callouses – it’s time to get a good pair of gloves to keep your hands protected while you shoot. But with so many options available, which ones are the best? We’ve got you covered with our top picks for the best archery …


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Best Bowfishing Reels in 2022

After you have spent countless hours perfecting your bowfishing marksmanship skills, and ample time on the water to put yourself in position for the shot that you seek, you have finally connected and have the fish of a lifetime at the end of your line. Now is when a quality reel pays dividends towards your …


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Bowhunting: Should I Use A Release Aid And Why?

Those that are new to the sport of archery often become overwhelmed at the onslaught of information that presents itself when one is attempting to decipher which gear they should purchase. Questions such as, “Should I use a release aid, and if so, why?” are common among those that are new to shooting a bow. …


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Mathews Z7 Compound Bow Specs

Finding a bow that offers a combination of both speed and smoothness can be a struggle. Most bows excel in either one area or the other, but the Mathews Z7 Compound Bow might be just what you’ve been looking for. Read this Mathews Z7 Compound Bow Buying Guide for a review and specs of this …


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How To Decock A Crossbow

As most hunters are aware, not every hunt ends in success, and many times, no shot is taken. This presents crossbow hunters with a unique situation, as safe hunting practices dictate that it is essential to unload any weapon before transport. This leaves a large number of new crossbow users every year to wonder how …


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Hunting Guides

Alabama Hunting GuidesGreat Southern Outdoors Wildlife Plantation6000 acres of prime hunting property located in Bullock County in the famous Black Belt Region of Alabama. Family Owned and Operated with 20+ years of quality whitetail deer management. Packages include Lodging, Meals, Hunts & Guide Service. Contact Rex Pritchett or Ginger Curry at Great Southern Outdoors.Phone: 334-738-5066Email: Great Southern …


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Fishing Guides

ALABAMA FISHING GUIDESGreat Southern Outdoors Wildlife Plantation123 Acre Private Lake stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, and crappie. Designed for Casting, Spinning, and Fly Fishing. Family Owned and Operated. Packages include Lodging, Meals, Fishing, and Boat use. Contact Rex Pritchett or Ginger Curry at Great Southern Outdoors.Phone: 334-738-5066Email: Great Southern Outdoors ALASKA FISHING GUIDESAlaskan Adventure ChartersI am a …


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Alabama TaxidermistsStan Gross TaixidermyStan Gross Taxidermy is a full-service wildlife taxidermy studio specializing in full mount trophies, shoulder mount trophies, birds, waterfowl, and all species of big game.Phone: 256-259-3670Email: Stan Gross Taixidermy Twisted Tines TaxidermyAt Twisted Tines, we mount all North American & Texas exotic animals, fish, fowl & soft tan hides. We ship worldwide. Please check …


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How To Find Lost Arrows

It’s frustrating when you lose an arrow during practice. Maybe you’re new to the game and are still trying to get the hang of things. Or perhaps you’re a seasoned pro, and losing an arrow means you have to waste time looking for it and restarting your practice session. In either case, it’s helpful to …


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When Do Bow Sights Work Best

Bow sights work best when you can estimate or know the distance to the target. This is especially true when you are target shooting at a given distance. If you are bowhunting, bow sights are helpful too, but you will need to use your experience to estimate the distance to the game animal to make …


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What Color Is The Bullseye On An Archery Target?

The color of the Bullseye on an archery target can depend on which type of target you are using. FITA (World Archery) and USA Archery targets have a yellow/gold bullseye, while IFAA and NFAA have white/black bullseyes. There is a black center on the Field course and a white center on the Hunter course. World …


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Guide To Tree Saddle Hunting

Have you ever been forced to forgo hunting out of a tree, in the perfect location along an active deer trail, because the tree in question was not suitable for use with a traditional treestand? If so, then you are certainly not alone. Though this can be a frustrating proposition to be faced with, the …


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What Is The Best Color For A Bowstring?

Bowstrings come in various configurations. Each bowstring material you come across offers a combination of strength, weight, and resistance to water and abrasion. However, while these characteristics depend on the quality of the material, there is one aspect of a bowstring that you can freely choose: the color. Bowstring colors are the topic of debate …


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Scent Control by Xtreme Scents

Believe it or not, a suitable detergent can help control your scent while you’re out in the field. Additionally, the game lure industry is booming with new scents for deer and other animals. However, many hunters find that their current game lures just don’t cut it anymore. We are big fans of Xtreme Scents and …