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Will Deer Travel In The Rain?

Many hunters plan for their impending hunt by studying the upcoming weather forecast. This, of course, is for good reason, as deer movement is highly affected by a number of weather-related factors. However, we do not always understand the exact correlation between certain forms of weather and the effects these particular conditions will have on …

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Breaking Down The Whitetail´s Diet

In many ways, the whitetail is a slave to its stomach. Virtually every aspect of a deer’s daily routine is impacted by its need for sufficient nourishment. Whitetail deer have been observed traveling great distances to locate quality feed in the dead of winter when typical forage is in short supply. Both bucks and does …

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Diamond Archery Edge 320 Review [Hands-On]

There has been a substantial amount of talk in the archery world as of late surrounding the availability and popularity of new ultra-adjustable compound bows meant to cater to any archer. So when we were allowed to test out the Edge 320 R.A.K., we jumped on the chance for some hands-on experience! I tested the …

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Will Deer Eat Corn With Weevils?

As most hunters are well aware, deer seize upon any opportunity to feed heavily upon corn. This proves true for both standing corn, and corn used as bait by hunters. During virtually any time of the year, deer will readily feed upon corn wherever it is available, often bypassing other food sources to do so. …

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How To Get Started Bowhunting

As the sport of archery continues to grow in popularity and school-based archery programs flourish, it is only natural to observe a significant rise in bowhunter recruitment. This is especially true when new archers are coupled with experienced bowhunters in mentorship of sorts. However, not all prospective bowhunters are presented with this luxury, leaving one …

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How To Put A Broadhead On An Arrow

When preparing for any bowhunt, a few tasks are as vital as ensuring that all of your gear is adequately prepared and ready for use in the moment of truth. We, as bowhunters, rely upon our gear to function as intended when needed. It is also our responsibility to the game that we hunt to …

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Spring Turkey Season: A Year Of Lessons Learned

Hunting of any type comes with several inherent challenges. Your ability to overcome these challenges often serves as the difference between success and an unfilled tag. However, try as we might, the game that we pursue occasionally gets the better of us. Though trying, such circumstances serve as teachable moments, through which the studious hunter …

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Best Spring Food Plot Blends For Whitetail

Many hunters place a significant amount of effort into improving the habitat in and around the area they hunt. This is done for multiple reasons, including enhancing hunting conditions in anticipation of the fall ahead. Improvements of this nature are also made to strengthen the health of the local deer herd by improving fawn recruitment …

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Shed Antlers: What Information Do They Provide Hunters?

During the spring of the year, droves of passionate whitetail hunters take to the woods in search of shed antlers. This, of course, is for a good reason, as something is fascinating about locating a shed antler that has been cast to the side. For many hunters, a pile of shed antlers is every bit …

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Can Deer See Color?

Deer are known for their keen senses, which they employ to avert danger whenever possible. For the average hunter, success hinges upon the ability to beat these senses, thereby preventing detection. However, this feat is seldom accomplished without a keen understanding of a deer’s abilities, whether that be in regards to hearing, sight, or smell. …

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Where Do Deer Go During the Day?

When hunting, nothing renders success quite as consistently as thoroughly understanding the habits of the game we hunt. This is especially true when hunting extremely pattern-oriented game, such as whitetail deer. New hunters, especially, are often left with many questions regarding the habits of the deer they hunt. One such question relates to where deer …

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Where Do Turkeys Sleep?

With turkey season fast approaching for us hunters, it is only natural to find ourselves with a certain level of curiosity regarding the habits of the wild turkey as a whole. This is especially true for younger or less experienced hunters, who wish to learn as much as possible about the species of game that …

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Tips For Turkey Hunting In The Rain

When hunting turkey during the spring of the year, the weather is typically anything but predictable. Across much of the nation, turkey season is accompanied by persistent rain showers, which can often discourage those seeking to fill their tags. Although hunting turkey in the rain certainly comes with its own inherent challenges, significant success can …

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Planting Turnips For Deer

It comes as no secret that deer follow their stomachs to wherever the highest quality food source in a given area can be found. What this food source is, often differs heavily from one portion of the year to the next. When the cold chill of winter arrives, there are few forages that attract deer …

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Best Bow Cases In 2022 [Buying Guide]

Being a bowhunter, I know how important it is to protect your bow. You need a good case that will store your bow safely and securely. And it needs to be compact enough to fit in the back of your truck. Luckily, today’s bow cases come in numerous different sizes and configurations, allowing you to …

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Bear Cruzer G2 Best Real Review 2022

When Fred Bear launched Bear Archery in 1940, he could have hardly imagined what his company would become. As the years passed Bear Archery soldiered on, first crafting traditional bows and later joining the quickly growing compound bow market. One important note: I tested the bow in real life. I went and sent some arrows …

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How To Balance A Bow With Stabilizers

Archery is an endeavor in which the smallest of details can have an immense impact on one’s success, or a general lack thereof. To find consistency as an archer, one must eliminate as many variables as possible from their shooting repertoire. One way of accomplishing this is to ensure that your bow is as balanced …

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Top Destinations For Trophy Whitetail

Though deer season has just drawn to a close, many avid whitetail hunters are already looking forward to the year ahead and the vast opportunity that it presents. Daydreaming gives way to planning as hunters from around the country begin formulating a strategy for the upcoming fall. As part of this planning, several hunters ponder …

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Recruiting New Hunters: The Best Way To Preserve Our Hunting Heritage

As spring turns to summer, many hunters find themselves in the midst of a lull of sorts. Turkey season has now concluded, yet deer season is still months away. While the avid bowhunter can certainly pass the time by shooting their bow or preparing stands for the fall ahead, some still find themselves attempting to …

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5 Post-Deer Season Activities For The Avid Bowhunter

Deer season has now concluded in many states across the nation. Those seasons that remain open will be coming to a close over the next several weeks. This can prove to be a bittersweet time for the avid bowhunter, as another season has come and gone, yet the season ahead seems all too far away. …

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Do Deer Like Molasses?

For decades, hunters have sought to attract whitetail deer by various means, to increase their chances of success. Along these lines, a great number of hunters choose to employ the use of food-based attractants during any given year, where legal. While a hunter’s success is far from guaranteed, deer are typically drawn to the sweet …

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5 Post-Season Chores Not To Overlook

Deer seasons across the nation have now begun drawing to a close, leaving many hunters longing to extend their time afield. Luckily, this is quite easily accomplished, for most avid deer hunters. These individuals realize that a successful deer season begins the moment that the previous season draws to a close. For the successful among …

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The Best Compound Bow Release in 2022

Today, the vast majority of compound archers rely upon the use of a dedicated release aid. Of course, this is for good reason. The use of a quality release promotes consistent shooting, thereby positively impacting one’s accuracy. However, many archers are left in question which release to purchase. I, myself have used a T.R.U. Ball …

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How Long Is Game Meat Good For In The Fridge?

As hunters, we have all been guilty of wondering whether or not the leftovers from our wild game dinner of several days past are still fit for consumption. This question is likely pondered far more frequently than one might assume yet is not easily answered by the bulk of hunters. “How long, exactly, is game …

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Christmas Wishlist for Bowhunters

With the Christmas holiday just around the corner, many find themselves in search of the perfect gift for the avid bowhunter in their family. This can be quite challenging for some, especially those that are not bowhunters themselves. It is for this exact reason that we have compiled the wishlist below.  The following guide has …

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How Big Is A Deer’s Kill Zone

In the world of bowhunting, the difference between success and agonizing defeat often comes down to a matter of mere inches. While a well-placed arrow often equates to a quick, efficient kill, a less than stellar shot can prove quite troublesome and has a tendency to leave behind a lengthy blood trail. Deer hunting is …

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How To Load A Deer Into A Truck By Yourself

Most avid deer hunters spend a significant amount of time planning for hunting season, in the months leading up to opening day. Much of this effort revolves around hanging treestands or scouting a promising property. However, few hunters plan for the work that is necessitated, when one finally punches their tag. While every hunter dream …

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A Vision Realized: The Effects Of Preseason Habitat Management

Like any avid deer hunter, I spend the bulk of my free time anticipating the season ahead. This often involves daydreaming about various habitat improvement projects and the potential effect that such improvements would have on the area that I hunt. After all, improving the habitat in a given area is a win, win proposition …

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5 Hunting Strategies For Whitetails Post-Rut

As the last days of November come to pass, rutting activity will slowly dwindle. As a result, many hunters will note a reduction in overall deer sightings, as bucks and does both begin settling into their post-rut patterns. While this can be somewhat discouraging to those still harboring an unfilled tag, there is still a …

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Diamond Edge 320 vs Bear Cruzer G2 – Hands-On Review

Have you ever wondered which bow would prove superior when comparing the Diamond Edge 320 VS Bear Cruzer G2. If so, you are certainly not alone.  One important note: we tested the bows in real life. The following is a comprehensive look at what we found comparing the Edge 320 with the Bear Cruzer G2. …

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