Author: Scott Bestul

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Take a Lesson From a Father-Son Trophy Buck Double

Take a Lesson From a Father-Son Trophy Buck Double

Ohio whitetail hunter Davey Stuckey is no stranger to this space. We covered the story of his 229-inch Buckeye State nontypical bow kill b [...]
4 Ways Trail Cameras Fool Hunters

4 Ways Trail Cameras Fool Hunters

If you pepper a buck’s home range with dozens of trail cameras, you get a decent idea of where he likes to bed, feed, and chase women—and [...]
How to Catch Midsummer Muskies

How to Catch Midsummer Muskies

If early summer is a numbers game, and fall is the trophy hunt, then midsummer represents the best of both musky fishing worlds. At least, [...]
How to Hunt Mature Whitetail Deer

How to Hunt Mature Whitetail Deer

Not long ago, the biggest hurdle to killing a mature whitetail was simply that they were so scarce. In most states, the vast majority of b [...]
How to Catch Loads of Trout With Simple Jigs

How to Catch Loads of Trout With Simple Jigs

Like many southeastern Minnesota trout streams, Tamarack Creek doesn’t t look like blue-ribbon trout water. It’s pretty as it winds throug [...]
Best Beginner Compound Bows of 2022

Best Beginner Compound Bows of 2022

Updated Jun 25, 2022 11:37 AM If you’re new to bowhunting and you wander into an archery shop, you’ll pro [...]
New Jersey Struggles with Whitetail Deer Overpopulation

New Jersey Struggles with Whitetail Deer Overpopulation

New Jersey has too many whitetail deer. According to a story from News 12 New Jersey, recent whitetail population surveys revealed deer de [...]
13 Ways to Get Better Trail Camera Pictures of Deer

13 Ways to Get Better Trail Camera Pictures of Deer

Getting decent trail-camera photos of whitetail bucks isn’t all that hard these days. Cameras have improved a ton, and we know way more ab [...]
Panthers Now Kill More Deer Than Hunters Do in Florida

Panthers Now Kill More Deer Than Hunters Do in Florida

Predators are always a factor influencing deer populations, but perhaps nowhere do they have more impact than in Florida. In a five-year m [...]
How to Make a Mineral Lick for Whitetail Deer

How to Make a Mineral Lick for Whitetail Deer

Summer seems like easy living for whitetails. The frigid temperatures and barren landscape of winter are long gone, replaced with balmy we [...]
Best Day of the Strut: May 31

Best Day of the Strut: May 31

Most of us associate turkey hunting with the first blush of spring, when trees are just budding and those early wildflowers–trillium, bloo [...]
How to Put in Ponds to Attract Whitetail Deer

How to Put in Ponds to Attract Whitetail Deer

Food plots get all the love when it comes to attracting whitetails, but water can be an even bigger draw. While deer get a portion of the [...]
Hunter Gored By Whitetail Deer Is Fined for Poaching

Hunter Gored By Whitetail Deer Is Fined for Poaching

Imagine your worst day of deer hunting ever. Maybe the weather turned awful, or the deer just seemed to conspire against you. Well, no mat [...]
Pope & Young Announces New World Record Mule Deer

Pope & Young Announces New World Record Mule Deer

It took Bowdy Gardner’s buck nearly a decade to officially make it to the top, but the tremendous velvet mule deer he arrowed in 2012 is n [...]
Best Budget Trail Cameras of 2022

Best Budget Trail Cameras of 2022

Budget trail cameras don’t mean they are bad trail cameras. Successfully using trail cams is, in my mind, a numbers game. The more came [...]
Best Day of the Turkey Strut: May 6

Best Day of the Turkey Strut: May 6

The turkey strut mimics the whitetail rut almost exactly. If breeding activity were graphed on a bell-shaped curve, we’d be starting down [...]
A Hunter Finds Home in a Public Marsh| Field & Stream

A Hunter Finds Home in a Public Marsh| Field & Stream

I was a mess when I first set foot on the place. Looking at the Princeton Marsh, a 1,200-acre Iowa wildlife management area connected to a [...]
Best Day of the Turkey Strut: May 2

Best Day of the Turkey Strut: May 2

We revealed the seven Best Days of the Strut last month and discussed the best tactic for the third day last week. Now we’re giving you th [...]
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