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Articles by Steve Bartylla

Advanced Stand Hunting Strategies—Part 1

Steve Bartylla
The whitetail’s “second rut” and how to bowhunt it successfully.
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Planning Your Food Plot for Killer Results

Steve Bartylla
Simply throwing some seed down does not make a food plot. If you want action, you must take action and do it right.
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Hunting Watering Holes in Warm Weather

Steve Bartylla
Hunting in-woods watering holes is one of the most overlooked rut tactics. A mature buck pushing his body hard during the breeding phase needs water, and even moreso when the mercury rises.
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Pattern Big Bucks with Topo Maps

Steve Bartylla
Lines on a map may be your line to some serious results in the whitetail woods.
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Making Deer Beds

Steve Bartylla
Just as we can affect feeding locations with food plots and more desirable native forages, surprisingly we can also have an affect on bedding locations.
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Deer Management from Differing Angles

Steve Bartylla
When talking deer management, QDMA has drilled several concepts into our heads. Here are a few.
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Creating Deer Funnels by Altering Fences

Steve Bartylla
Deer often travel significant distances to cross at the easiest point in a fence. For hunters, this is an advantage.
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Find Hot Rut Stands On Opening Week

Steve Bartylla
Early-season doe sightings combined with some detective work can lead you to some of the hottest hunting of the year when the rut kicks in.
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Stacking The Odds For Early Deer Success

Steve Bartylla
Having problems tagging an early season buck? These proven tactics can make the difference.
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Off-Season: Public Land Planning

Steve Bartylla
Think you have no chance to kill a huge buck on heavily hunted public ground? Think again.
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