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20 Tips for Finding More Shed Antlers

20 Tips for Finding More Shed Antlers

Finding shed antlers isn’t easy. If you want to know just how hard shed hunting it is, go through your trail-cam inventory and count up th [...]
Man Starts a Nonprofit To Feed Whitetail Deer

Man Starts a Nonprofit To Feed Whitetail Deer

If you live near whitetails chances are you have, or at least contemplated, feeding deer. Well, Brownville, Maine, resident Richard McMaho [...]
F&S Buck Scoring Contest: Win a New Trail Camera

F&S Buck Scoring Contest: Win a New Trail Camera

After a full season of watching bucks from your stand, scanning trail-cam pics, and reading stories about monster whitetails, your ability [...]
Whitetail Deer Hunters Set Record Buck Harvest

Whitetail Deer Hunters Set Record Buck Harvest

The 2020-21 whitetail deer season was notable for the widespread uptick in license sales across the nation, as the pandemic created mor [...]
Missouri Bowhunter Arrows Huge 195-Inch Whitetail Deer

Missouri Bowhunter Arrows Huge 195-Inch Whitetail Deer

Adam Cummings is a dedicated and passionate bowhunter in a great part of the country for deer hunting, but he never expected to see a n [...]
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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