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B. Carlson

B. Carlson

My name is Bill Carlson and I have spent the past 5 years doing special events for our military and their families. In this article, I will share with you about some amazing veterans and family members I have been...

Mike Furman

Mike Furman

If you are a procrastinator, have been living under a rock during the off-season, or just haven't had time due to a summer full of kids, all- star softball and vacations like myself, you may find that your pre-bow season...

Steve Sheetz

Steve Sheetz

Archery Paper Tuning, How to:

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Recently I was fortunate to be involved with a hunt that will forever be burned into my memory. During my 24 years of professional hunting I can say that this experience will move to the very top....

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

After 24 years of professionally hunting I have seen so many things in the form of the "latest thing". It seems like every day there is a new product of some kind coming out that is going revolutionize whatever it...

Steve Sheetz

Steve Sheetz

Sometimes life just seems to get in the way of your best laid plans. Around my house, we just say "Sheetz Happenz." You can see the pun. The plan was to get the food plots put in the ground starting...

Steve Sheetz

Steve Sheetz

As you get ready to hunt in 2012, follow these ten simple steps and you could have your best bow season ever. One: Take whatever draw weight you are comfortable shooting and lower it a few pounds. For example, I...

Steve Sheetz

Steve Sheetz

As the leaves on the trees begin to turn green and the days warm, many of us will be heading to the woods, to hunt shed antlers. Unfortunately lurking in the woods is a hidden danger, the Blacklegged Tick, and...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

As a biologist I deal with aspects of fish and wildlife behavior on a routine basis. Hardly a week goes by that I don't get at least one phone call or email from someone who witnessed an odd, strange, or...

Steve Sheetz

Steve Sheetz

My dad never went to college: he went to Vietnam. Yet when I was 13, he introduced me to the greatest fraternity house on the planet. The Buckeye Sportsmen Club was located in the small North Central Pennsylvania town of...

J. Bobo

J. Bobo

The fall and winter hunting seasons have all but ended. For many we find it time to get caught up on chores neglected months ago. For others, we find it time to prepare for the coming months and next season....

J. Bobo

J. Bobo

The rut has come and gone, the warmer weather has passed, the eagerness to jump out of bed and run to the stand may have even been replaced by a quest to find where all those deer you saw in...

J. Bobo

J. Bobo

The hunting season has stretched on and you've been in the woods now for months. Perhaps you've had success harvesting a nice buck or even placing a doe or two in the freezer. And maybe, you have been selective waiting...

J. Bobo

J. Bobo

In today's outdoor world, there's an abrupt distinction, and sometimes there's even arguments, between hunters and their thoughts and opinions, on baiting and supplemental feeding programs. Some say 'What's the difference? It's all the same! You're providing something that didn't...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Over the course of my 23 year career in hunting the one thing that I have seen go from bad to worse is the number of really dishonest and over all bad outfitters in the business. It is important that...

Trout Whisperer

Trout Whisperer

I was just sorta hiking along trying to stay out of the wind and warm up after sitting from before sunrise until nine thirty in the morning. At nine o'clock I was shaking pretty good, it was 21 above, with...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

Each year it seems I somehow wind up as part of a large number of hunters who receive a recycled email joke about making beef taste like venison. Most who read it find themselves nodding their head and chuckling, as...

Mike Furman

Mike Furman

You've spent the entire summer carefully glassing him near sunset from the distant safety of a hedgerow surrounding the soybean field of your farm hunting lease. His almost daily appearance out of an almost indiscernible trail opening at the northwest...

T. Herald

T. Herald

BioSync Technology: designed to deliver superior balance for the ultimate crossbow experience....

Mike Furman

Mike Furman

With the exception of broadhead design, not many topics in the deer hunting world stir up as much debate as the issue of baiting. This is a hot and controversial subject that brings forth passionate arguments from both sides of...

Heather Warnecke

Heather Warnecke

In my second season as a whitetail hunter in Ohio, I had the unrealistic expectation that I would have my “dream season.” I assumed I would tag out and would undoubtedly get a monster buck. Unfortunately, my season didn't go...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Searching for sheds is a great way to spend the dragging days of February and March after the season has ended. That being said, its not always easy, especially if you don't have fields to search. In recent years I’ve...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

I haven't checked my archives, but even if I wrote last year about the human desire to feed wildlife during a difficult winter, it's a topic that bears another look....

Mike Furman

Mike Furman

Scent control. Even so much as whisper these two words in any circle of hunters and you'll likely find yourself in more of a firestorm of controversy than if you were to start rapping at a Hank Williams Jr. concert....

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Written by: JimmyReh Recently I had the opportunity to enjoy one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I met my girl Tiffiny almost 3 years ago and quickly found that she shared my love for the outdoors. She...

Rebecca Gicewicz

Rebecca Gicewicz

It is amazing the crazy innovations that people can come up with, but that is how inventions are made from a creative mind. I was recently hunting, it was cold, there wasn't much action and my mind began to wander...

Steve Sheetz

Steve Sheetz

I most defiantly am in love with other women besides my wife and daughter. She and all her friends come into my life every September and then leave in late March. They parade by my home early each morning and...

Steve Sheetz

Steve Sheetz

At $20.00 to $25.00 per 2.5 gallon container of “mineral mix” at the local sporting goods shop, it can quickly turn into an expensive hunting season, especially if you hunt 75 to 100 days a year like I do....

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

This was sent to me this morning.... Here's the story I got... Saturday morning- saw buck feeding out in field with 3 other bucks, watched him for over 1 hr in my spotting scope, got some pictures through the vortex,...

Rebecca Gicewicz

Rebecca Gicewicz

It is that time of year again…..hunting season....

Smoke Armstrong

Smoke Armstrong

It's that time of year again here in Maryland. The whitetail deer bow hunting season will commence on 15 September. I have always had a goal of bagging a monster buck in velvet. It hasn't happened for me yet but...

Blake Hagemeier

Blake Hagemeier

After months of preparation, all of our plots are in and should be looking great by opening day here in Illinois. We were fortunate enough to get a few days of dry weather that allowed us to plant 9 acres...

Blake Hagemeier

Blake Hagemeier

I live in a state full of agriculture fields. There are millions of acres of crops for wildlife to munch on all through the year, but especially in the fall. This is great for the overall health of the herd,...

Chris Pulchny

Chris Pulchny

We all start the season out the same; claiming that we are only going to shoot a trophy buck. One with Heavy antlers that only an old mature buck carries- one that belongs on the front page of every hunting...

Rebecca Gicewicz

Rebecca Gicewicz

If you are anything like me you are already looking forward to the upcoming archery season. I have been practicing my target shooting out in the yard. Out there I am in a controlled environment, taking my time, thinking about...

Rebecca Gicewicz

Rebecca Gicewicz

I live in a relatively heavily populated area on the Gulf of Mexico. Most people visiting are expecting to see the sun, surf and a dolphin or two, but not whitetail deer....

Jason Verbeck

Jason Verbeck

It's getting to be that time of the year again; the weather is hot outside, there are blossoms on the apple trees, and the high country mountains are green, filling the bellies of Mule Deer bucks with the vital nutrients...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Countless times I have been sitting in my home watching a hunting show and some guy is in the top of tree whispering. “ Here he comes, what a buck.” Then, out walks a two year old buck with barely...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

With whitetail deer populations higher than they’ve ever been it is no wonder that deer hunting has become the most popular of all hunting sports. In some areas it has become as simple as walking out into the field and...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

We had walked a half-mile in order to have the wind right for our final stalk. With our pants dripping wet from the morning dew we had finally made it to within 200 yards of the buck. My client wanted...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Is it ethical to hunt deer inside a high fence? If you live where I live this is a debate that comes into many conversations. I don't know that there is a correct answer; I do know there are opinions....

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

My client had made a bad shot this morning with his bullet to far back and too high. I watched the bullet enter through my binoculars and knew exactly what happened. There is an areas about the size of one's...

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

The past couple of years between winter mortality, harvest pressure and hunter success, the deer management goals in many units were met and the predicted outcome of lower hunter success and fewer licenses became real....

Smoke Armstrong

Smoke Armstrong

I grew up hunting whitetail deer in central Pennsylvania at the age of twelve. I went on my first deer drive that very same year. Having experienced that at a very young age and looking back on drive hunting for...

Smoke Armstrong

Smoke Armstrong

I enjoy hunting whitetail deer from ground blinds. Hunting deer from a blind has become very popular in my area. They provide the perfect setup for those of us that enjoy all day hunts, as well as those of us...

Chris Pulchny

Chris Pulchny

When I was nineteen my uncle had just became engaged to a woman with a six year old son. Young Daniel had expressed a lot of interest in the idea of hunting. So I talked them into bringing him up...

Smoke Armstrong

Smoke Armstrong

I’ve used for many kinds of treestands for hunting to include but not limited to tripod stands, climbing stands, hang-on stands and ladder stands. I was first introduced to hunting from an elevated stand when I started hunting in Maryland....

Chris Pulchny

Chris Pulchny

The early morning seems to always be the same. The human mind seems to be trained to remain as silent as possible. Noise seems amplified. The sound of a running faucet has the audio of a torrent river, cascading through...

Chris Pulchny

Chris Pulchny

All the fun of deer hunting minus the field dressing and processing...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

The hunting season is over for most of us and if that leaves a sick feeling in your stomach then “shed hunting season” might be just what the doctor ordered. Shed hunting is an important part of year round scouting...

Blake Hagemeier

Blake Hagemeier

The season has ended here in Illinois, but it's not to early to begin planning for next year. Now is the time to scour your hunting areas adjust for next year. One of the best ways to being preparing is...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

This is all quoted from an E-mail: Northern Calhoun county, the county is deer heaven, I have never seen so many in herds. I got a call last night and said that in the little creek in front of his...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Rick Busse sees a lot of deer. As a popular taxidermist located on the Miami-Shelby county line, Busse has handled some extremely large deer, including the famous Beatty Buck about this time of year in 2000....

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

Last year, the program only accepted deer donated by bowhunters, because of concerns over the possibility of lead particles from bullets remaining in processed venison....

Blake Hagemeier

Blake Hagemeier

For the second year in a row, nearly all of the crops are standing as we entered the beginning of the Illinois archery season. The typical field edge setup along a cut cornfield is not nearly as successful as years...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Larry has over 50 years of Whitetail Deer Hunting experience and is the host of Winchesters World of Whitetails and co-hosts Winchesters Whitetail Revolution both on Verses Country....

Aaron Daye

Aaron Daye

There are a couple things you can count on when hunting the early deer season, unpressured deer, bugs and of course heat. In Maryland our bow season for deer opens in the middle of September and in this area of...

Smoke Armstrong

Smoke Armstrong

The year was 1975 when I started hunting whitetail deer in Pennsylvania. A lot of time has passed since then, if I only new then what I know now. My first hunting apparel consisted of a red snowmobile suite, a...

Smoke Armstrong

Smoke Armstrong

I wanted to take this opportunity to share my personal experiences and opinions associated with another form of hunting I became involved with a couple years ago and been having fun with year round ever since. I purchased a video...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

There are plenty of reasons early season deer hunting can be tough, bugs, changing deer patterns and it's usually very hot and humid. However, this might be the easiest time of year to pattern the giant buck of your dreams....

Doug Leier

Doug Leier

In case you missed it, the Canada goose early hunting season opened on Aug. 15, kind of a first shot to open fall hunting seasons. No, I’m not advocating winterizing the boat and mothballing the fishing gear just yet. Just...

Chris Pulchny

Chris Pulchny

When we as; deer hunters begin to think about the “rut”. We have dreams of buck seemingly running around with their eyes closed and their nostrils wide open looking for that next hot doe. But when the “rut” or peak...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

It's mid-July and hot and humid with thunderstorms is the forecast for the next 3-4 weeks it seems. For some of the hunting world the cool temps of fall and watching the sunrise from 20 feet up is merely a...

B. Wikman

B. Wikman

July's fore coming green foliage sprouts like the roots of my shaggy blonde hair. It is time to bust out the handsaws and head into the woods for some serious trimming. Typically, my friends and I hit the woods during...

Chris Pulchny

Chris Pulchny

Preparing for deer season Every year millions of outdoorsmen long and wait for opening day of deer season. For some this may be bow, primitive arms or modern gun season but we all wait with the same fervor. The following...

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

The white tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is a medium-sized deer native to Canada, Central America, most of the United States and northern South America. Also known as the Virginia deer or simply the whitetail, it has been introduced to New...

Aaron Daye

Aaron Daye

For the past three years I have taken some time to travel to Maryland's eastern shore to chase sika deer, Maryland's little elk. Over the past few years I have done some research on these little guys and what I...

Blake Hagemeier

Blake Hagemeier

Late season hunting can provide some of the most productive time spent in the woods the entire season. Hunters can enjoy tremendous success by locating the remaining food sources and keeping a close tab on the weather. The rut is...

Blake Hagemeier

Blake Hagemeier

Many whitetail hunters do the majority of their scouting during the off-season or just before start of the deer season. The knowledge gained during these times is essential in putting the pieces of the puzzle together in order to harvest...

D. Lawson

D. Lawson

In some parts of the country, the bow season for Deer has already opened. By October 1st, most will open or have been opened. Hunting deer in the early season is a lot different than hunting them later in the...

H. DeLong

H. DeLong

This year, I have decided to do something a little earlier than normal. I am going to talk about getting ready for the upcoming deer seasons. Ah, not so fast. If you think I am referring to all the redundant...

D. Lawson

D. Lawson

I have to admit, as I get older, it's gets harder and harder to think about scouting for deer when it's 100 degrees outside. I’m usually thinking of my next fishing trip or how high my electric bill will be!...