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How To Find Public-Land Hotspots Most Hunters Overlook

Public-Land Hunting Spots Most Deer Hunters Overlook

Uncovering good public hunting lands near your home or campsite sometimes just requires a new attitude or fresh perspective. It might also mean forsaking once-reliable tactics, beliefs and honey holes.
Uncovering good public deer hunting land near your home or campsite sometimes just requires a new attitude or fresh perspective.
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Sharing Venison: Linking To Locavores

Sharing Venison: Linking To Locavores

Selling venison is illegal, but you can give it away. "Locavores" are often interested in wild game for its health benefits and sustainability.
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Should You Be Allowed To Sell Your Venison?

Should You Be Allowed To Sell Venison?

Selling venison is illegal — but why? Should you be allowed to sell your own wild game if you want to?
Selling venison is illegal — but why? Should you be allowed to sell your own wild game if you want to?
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When and where to hunt deer over waterholes

The most reliable deer magnet of all, regardless of season, just might be a muddy pothole.
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How far do fleeing deer run?

Heavily pressured deer don’t always pack up and move out. Sometimes they hunker down.
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Mock whitetail scrapes that work

Location, scents, dirt, and a licking branch spike curiosity to stopbucks right where you want them.
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12 tips for bowhunting the rut

Learn how to create shot opportunities on the buck you''ve always wanted.
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Great whitetail hunters comment on hunting the rut

Mature bucks are the ones most likely to fight, but for what reason?
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Rut Hunter’s Almanac: Strategy for the chaos—part 2

A mindset for working with those few factors within your control.
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Rut Hunter’s Almanac: Strategy for the chaos—part 1

A mindset for working with those few factors within your control.
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