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How High Can Whitetail Deer Jump?

Whitetail deer are known for their agility and overall athleticism, which allows them to avoid predators and dodge danger under a wide variety of conditions. When stressed or scared, deer can run at remarkable speeds, covering ground at much faster speeds than most predators. Deer also tend to leap relatively tall obstacles, such as fences, …

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When To Plant Buck Forage Oats

With each year, an ever-growing number of hunters are coming to recognize the value of planting food plots. Generally speaking, thoughtfully planted and well-maintained food plots prove highly attractive to the deer in a given area. Additionally, food plots supplement the nutrition of natural browse within the area where they are planted. However, one must …

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What Does Deer Poop Look Like (Identifying Deer Droppings & Scat)

Most hunters are well aware of the value associated with locating and identifying deer sign. Whether actively hunting or simply scouting, uncovering deer sign is a promising discovery. Scrapes, rubs, and even fresh tracks all serve as valuable sign to any individual who is observant and meticulous in their overall mindset toward hunting. However, many …

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Will Deer Come Back To The Same Spot?

Many hunters find themselves elated whenever they receive a long-awaited picture of a mature buck on their trail camera. This, of course, is only natural, as a hunter’s mind spins at light speed, contemplating the opportunity of crossing paths with a true monarch whitetail. However, many of these same hunters also wonder if a particular …

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Will Deer Move With Frost On The Ground

As most are well aware, the weather heavily affects deer movement. However, some hunters are still uncertain as to when the best deer movement tends to take place. There are also many folk tales regarding how the weather affects deer movement, complicating matters further and making it hard to discern fact from fiction. Many of …

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Will Deer Walk With The Wind

As most hunters are all too aware, a whitetail’s sense of smell is quite keen, to say the least. Deer use this strength to their advantage when attempting to detect the presence of danger at a distance. The average whitetail deer can detect human odor or the odor of other predators at distances of up …

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How Do I Keep My Bow Arm Steady?

Almost every archer has experienced days in which it feels as if they cannot hold their bow on target, no matter what. Try as we might, our bow arm seems to shake and wader, causing endless frustration and eventual exhaustion. For many, this condition can prove downright maddening. So how is it that one can …

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How To Apply Crossbow Lube

It is important for crossbow rail lube to only be applied in the manner suggested by its manufacturer. In the world of crossbow rail lubricant, a little goes a long way. Most crossbow rail lubes intended to be applied sparingly by hand. Rail lube is generally applied to the up-facing side of a crossbow’s shooting …

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How Long Can You Leave a Crossbow Cocked?

How long can you leave a crossbow cocked? This is a question that many crossbow hunters have. The answer, however, differs slightly from brand to brand and model to model. In most cases, you can leave a crossbow cocked for up to 12 hours without any problems. There are, however, a few exceptions. And to …

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Do Broadheads Have a Dull Edge?

Unlike a bullet’s high-energy shock, a broadhead kills by cutting blood vessels. The result is usually hemorrhage. The edge of a broadhead should be razor-sharp to kill effectively. You want to cut and damage as many blood vessels as possible. It is unethical to use a dull broadhead since it won’t do the job as …

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Will Deer Eat Potatoes?

Will deer eat potatoes? This is a question that many people have, and the answer is not straightforward. While deer may not specifically go out of their way to eat potatoes, they will consume them if available. Potatoes are not a part of the Deer’s natural diet. However, they are a source of carbohydrates and …

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How to Measure a Crossbow String

When it comes to crossbows, many things need to be considered to ensure an accurate shot. One of the most important factors is the length of the crossbow string. How do you measure the string, and how to ensure that you order the correct size? Read on to find out. How to Measure Crossbow String …

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A Beginners Guide to Judging Yardage for Archery

Whether you are just starting out in 3D archery or have been shooting for a while, it is helpful to know how to judge the distance to your target. This skill will help you hit your mark more often and make shooting at different distances feel easier. In this blog post, we will teach you …

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What Pound Crossbow Do You Need To Hunt Deer?

The crossbow’s popularity has skyrocketed among hunters over the past couple of decades. This, of course, is for a good reason, as crossbows are quite effective at taking game of any size. Additionally, many states now offer weapon-specific seasons, just for those intending to use a crossbow when heading afield. This, in turn, has led …

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How Does A Crossbow Arrow Compare To A Conventional Arrow

Today, the sport of archery has become rather diverse. Though the use of both traditional and compound bows remains extremely popular, crossbows have gained significant notoriety over the past decade. Though the concept of crossbow archery is nothing new, bows of this design have gained significant traction among hunters and target archers. Crossbows are now …

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How To Clean A Bow And Arrow

Whether you prefer target archery or bowhunting, a bow of any type is sure to see its fair share of dirt and grime over the course of time. This places a significant amount of value upon cleaning your bow at certain intervals. While regularly cleaning a bow is of relative importance, many archers do not …

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Will Deer Adopt An Orphaned Fawn?

The spring of the year is an undeniably beautiful time to immerse yourself in nature. Trees begin blooming, the landscape starts taking on a more colorful appearance, and wildlife of all types flourishes. Spring also ushers in the yearly fawning season, where does birth their young of the year. While most does give birth to …

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Will Deer Come Out With Turkeys

Through intense management and the implementation of sound conservation practices, a number of native wildlife species now flourish across the United States, where they once were scarce. Few species of wildlife have benefited quite as significantly from these efforts as the Whitetail Deer and Wild Turkey. In fact, both of these species are now extremely …

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Will Deer Feed With Hogs?

Across much of the southern United States, feral hogs have become extremely prevalent, dotting the rural landscape from one end to the next. With each passing year, the home range of the feral hog continues to expand, covering an ever-larger swath of the country. In many areas, spotting a handful of hogs on any given …

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Will Deer Go Near Cows?

Across much of the country, Whitetail deer and agriculture-related endeavors go hand-in-hand. Deer can often be seen grazing in pastures and opportunistically feeding upon standing grain during much of the year. In certain instances, deer have even become accustomed to the sight of tractors and other heavy equipment and go largely undisturbed by such intrusions. …

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Will Deer Drink Water From a Trough?

Deer, like any animal, require regular water intake to survive. In the wild, this water intake generally comes from a variety of sources, including rivers, creeks, lakes, and ponds. These, of course, are natural water sources to which deer in a given area are quite accustomed. For this reason, deer drink from these water sources …

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Archery Bow Exerciser

An archery bow exerciser can help improve your strength, which in turn will help improve your archery skills. The exerciser is designed to simulate the action of drawing and releasing an arrow from a bow, providing resistance that helps build strength in the arm, chest, and back muscles. What is an Archery Bow Exerciser And …

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What Makes A Bow Forgiving?

What Makes A Bow Forgiving?

If you’ve ever spent time discussing archery with a group of enthusiasts, you may have heard someone describe a bow as ‘forgiving’ before. In fact, even certain aspects and qualities of a bow can be described as forgiving. Essentially, a bow is said to be ‘forgiving’ when it minimizes the effects of human error. A …

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What Skills Do You Need For Archery

What Skills Do You Need For Archery?

Loads of people like the idea of becoming an archer. In fact, many people dream of taking up this hobby. It is a great sport that is fun and looks super cool.  After all, who doesn’t want to be the next Legolas? Despite its popularity, there are very few people who actually take up archery. …

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What Factors Affect Arrow Speed?

How Do Archers Make Money?

Archers compete in tournaments all over the world to win money. They also shoot for sponsors, who often pay them a fee to wear their logo. Some archers also have endorsement deals with companies that make archery equipment or other products. So, you want to be a professional archer? It’s not an easy life. You’ll …

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What Are The Four Different Types Of Bows?

What Are The Four Different Types Of Bows?

Whether you are an archery novice or expert, it is important to know the four main types of bows. Each of these bows has different designs and features that make them unique. The main varieties of archery bows are compound bows, crossbows, longbows, and recurve bows.  With the help of this guide, you will be …

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Should You Consider A Whisker Biscuit Arrow Rest?

This article will provide some information about whisker biscuits and why you may want to consider using one for your compound bow. A whisker biscuit is a containment arrow rest that holds an arrow securely in place. It can be used by both right- and left-handed archers, which makes it very practical for the hunter …

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How To: Archery Bow Grip

Archery is a sport that has been around for centuries. It requires skill, practice, and accuracy to shoot an arrow and hit the target. The bow grip is one of the most important aspects of shooting an arrow. It is the point where you connect with the bow and it is crucial that you have …

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Will Deer Jump An Electric Fence?

Deer and farm country go hand-in-hand, as much as the whitetail has become a staple of America’s heartland. Due to their inhabitants of such rich agricultural areas, deer often encounter a number of interesting farm-related obstacles. This tends to pose a certain amount of curiosity among hunters, who often question how deer will react to …

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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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