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The Science Behind Deer Jumping the String

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I’m excited to share my knowledge and insights with you. Deer, known for their keen senses and lightning-fast reflexes, make a challenging target for bowhunters like us. Factors such as arrow speed, weight, release, and bow sound significantly affect the arrow’s flight/noise and, consequently, influence deer behavior. Together, we’ll explore what causes deer to jump …


How to Hunt Landlocked Public Land


Like a deer caught in the high beams of an approaching vehicle, the concept of hunting on landlocked public land can seem daunting and disorienting. You’re standing on the threshold, ready to step into the uncharted wilderness, yet you’re held back by a web of legalities and uncertainties. This discussion is designed to equip you …


Mastering Deer Funnels for Enhanced Hunting Success


Nature often dictates a deer’s movement, creating what hunters know as ‘deer funnels’. These strategic natural pathways, whether formed by terrain or vegetation changes, channel deer along specific routes, often the easiest paths with thick cover. They’re a game-changer in hunting, guiding deer right into your path, especially mature bucks seeking safety. By identifying and …


Best Barometric Pressure for Deer Hunting

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You’re referring to when hunting was a necessity, not a sport. Now, you’re eyeing that perfect shot, and barometric pressure might be your secret weapon. The deer hunting community is split on this. Some swear by high-pressure days, while others dismiss it as folklore. But there’s evidence suggesting whitetails thrive when pressure is between 29.90 …


How To Get Your Spouse Hooked on Bowhunting

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Bowhunting is more than just a personal pursuit. It can be a shared adventure that strengthens the bond with your life’s partner – your spouse. Integrating your spouse into your bowhunting exploits can transform this solitary sport into a shared journey, enriching your experiences and creating unforgettable memories. Whether your significant other joins as an …


How Fast Can a Stand Recover From Hunting Pressure?

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As you savor the adrenaline rush of a successful hunt, the deer population in your stand is dealing with the aftermath. Have you ever pondered how swiftly it can rebound? Our focus in this article, ‘How Fast Can a Stand Recover From Hunting Pressure?’, is to delve into the intricacies of hunting pressure and recovery …


Expert Strategies for Tracking a Buck and Doe Duo in Rut Season

hunting whitetail post rut

When the forest becomes a stage for the rut’s primal ballet, your heart pounds in anticipation. It’s the peak of the rutting season, and your target is the crafty buck-doe pair. But how can you outsmart these cunning creatures in their domain? Every snap of a twig under your boot could be your downfall. To …


Unlocking Whitetail Success: Mastering Top Public Land Hunting Tactics

Deer in a group in front of bushes

As a seasoned bowhunter, I’m always on the hunt, pun intended, for fresh strategies to boost my success out in the wild. This piece will delve into some tried-and-true tactics for hunting public land bucks. These strategies may not always lead to a filled bag, but they will surely provide ample opportunities for an exciting …