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Articles by Steve Bartylla

Advanced Stand Hunting Strategies—Part 2

The best bet of tagging bucks during the second rut lies in shifting our placement strategies to revolve around the hottest food source that the area holds.
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Advanced Stand Hunting Strategies—Part 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Having problems tagging an early season buck? These proven tactics can make the difference.
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