Whitetail Decoying Tips For Dummies

If you’ve never tried decoying rutting whitetail bucks, you’re missing out on one of the game’s deadliest tactics.
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10 Solutions For Rut-Hunting Problems

The deer rut is supposed to be "easy," right? Well, it doesn't always go as planned. Here are 10 solutions to hunting problems you might run into during the whitetail rut.
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Realistic Expectations

Realistic Expectations For Hunting Deer On Public Land

Planning a DIY public-land deer hunt? Be realistic about you can expect to see and what you consider a "trophy buck."
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Ample Hearing Devices For Hunters To Choose From

Hearing loss making it hard to hear game in the woods? Hearing enhancement devices may help you get your edge back.
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Public Land Success: How To Find The Killing Tree

Public Land Deer Hunting: How To Find The Killing Tree

Here’s how one traveling DIY bowhunter consistently fills his tags with mature bucks.
Here’s how one traveling public-land bowhunter consistently fills his tags with mature bucks.
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Field Test: Hang-On Treestands

Our team worked over eight of 2014’s top new hang-on treestands. Sitting all day has never been more comfortable.
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Rules? What Rules?

When To Break The Deer-Hunting Rules

Deer-hunting conventional wisdom exists for a reason, but sometimes you have to break the "stay in your stand" rule to make something happen.
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Scents: The Secret Art Of Deer Attractants

Are you a scent skeptic? Think these powerful potions are a gimmick? Think again. When used in the right situations and under the right conditions, they can be your magic wand.
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Mature Bucks Won't Return Where Hunters Have Been

Do you find yourself in the same rut, even during the rut? Hunting the same stands, but just not getting the results you have gotten in years past?
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The Deer Gear Dilemma

Deer Hunting Tools: Centerfire vs. Crossbow vs. Muzzleloader

Which deer gear is the most enjoyable, a centerfire rifle, crossbow, or muzzleloader? The author got to test all three in a single season as he accomplished the Great Plains Triple Play.
Which deer gear is the most enjoyable, a centerfire rifle, crossbow or muzzleloader? Author Joe Byers got to test all three in a single season as he accomplished the Great Plains Triple Play.
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2013's best crossbows

Interest in crossbow shooting and hunting continues to grow as increasing numbers of states pass legislation allowing crossbows during deer, bear, hog, turkey and other hunting seasons. For example, in 1980 only two states allowed crossbows during the regular archery deer seasons. Today, 20 states consider crossbows as “archery tackle,” and four more states approving crossbows for deer hunting under special regulations. Crossbows are also legal for use during firearms seasons in 13 states. Fifteen states now allow crossbows for all legal game in season.

As more states are expected to approve crossbows for hunting at some level, manufacturers continue to work to provide more efficient, dependable and accurate products designed with the hunter’s needs in mind. The continuing trend in lighter, slimmer, more accurate crossbows is fueling the enthusiasm of hunters who want to branch out beyond sitting in tree stands or blinds to stalking, still-hunting and hit-and-run tactics.

As crossbows hunters look forward to additional hunting opportunities this season, here’s a look at what’s new in crossbows, arrows and accessories in 2013.