Author: Scott Bestul

Dustin Huff’s Typical Whitetail Deer Officially Scores 211-4/8

Dustin Huff’s Typical Whitetail Deer Officially Scores 211-4/8

Dustin Huff’s giant Indiana crossbow buck–the largest typical whitetail killed in over a decade–is poised to assume the No. 2 all-time [...]
Hunters Face Shortage of Deer Processors

Hunters Face Shortage of Deer Processors

During a typical firearms season, Pete’s Meats in Lewiston, Minnesota, will take in about 200 whitetails for processing. The 2021 hunt [...]
Would You Shoot an Albino Whitetail Deer?

Would You Shoot an Albino Whitetail Deer?

Albino and piebald deer have been in the news lately, here and in other venues, as they seem to be every fall. And every time I read th [...]
Utah Votes To Ban Trail Cameras for Hunters

Utah Votes To Ban Trail Cameras for Hunters

The vote was close and discussions heated, but the Utah Wildlife Board, which makes rule-change recommendations to the state’s Division [...]
4 Things Whitetail Deer Hunters Should Do When the Season Closes

4 Things Whitetail Deer Hunters Should Do When the Season Closes

My deer season here in southeastern Minnesota closed this past weekend. I managed to get some more meat for the freezer in the last few [...]
World Record Buck: Chuck Adams Arrows New No. 1 Velvet Sitka Blacktail

World Record Buck: Chuck Adams Arrows New No. 1 Velvet Sitka Blacktail

Chuck Adams is no stranger to the Pope & Young record book. The renowned bowhunter has registered 220 animals in the club’s archery [...]
4 Deer Hunting Tips for Warm Late-Season Weather

4 Deer Hunting Tips for Warm Late-Season Weather

During a warm winter, hunt the second rut like it's the real thing. Realtree If you’ve logged enough stand time over the years, you kn [...]
How to Hunt Giant Bucks in the Coldest Weather

How to Hunt Giant Bucks in the Coldest Weather

Call me crazy, but I absolutely love this part of the deer season. When the snow flies and the bitter cold that my home state of Minnes [...]
How to Hunt Shy, Old Whitetail Deer

How to Hunt Shy, Old Whitetail Deer

If you want to bag on an older buck, you need to find him first. Dave Willman via Getty Images More than ever, there’s a different kin [...]
Utah Could Ban Wireless Trail Cams for Hunting

Utah Could Ban Wireless Trail Cams for Hunting

The use of wireless trail cameras that can immediately transmit images to a smartphone for hunting could be on the way out in Utah. Act [...]
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