No one is denying that a bit part of whitetail hunting (as well as other species) involves the trophy—the bigger the better. However, that is a very misunderstood statement. Bigger deer equates to an overall healthy herd with good genetics and nutrition. Far from simply leaving it up to nature, hunter are the ultimate conservationists and game managers. A critical part of that strategy for many is scouting cameras. Scouting cameras do not do the work for you. They are not an early warning system or offer some critical advantage. For the most part, they are a preview to the caliber of animals that roamed a particular area in the past and little more.
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The ubiquitous whitetailed deer is the most popular big game animal in North America. And given the time, energy, and resources expended annually on deer hunting, it’s somewhat surprising how many hunters consider whitetail nutrition a no-go zone.
Most folks using slugs in the shotgun do so because centerfire rifles are not allowed in a certain region or hunting area. Others do so because they understand how hard a shotgun hits at close range and find the slug a great deer and boar stopper.
Hunting season is around the corner, so now is the time to get out, start proofing your loads, and sighting in your rifle. At the moment of truth, your entire season will likely boil down to a single, perfectly-placed shot or you’ll be sipping tag soup for the next 9 months. If you are looking for the latest in ammunition offerings, look no further than for big game this fall. Granted, it is not out today, but it will be soon.
Whether it is due to age and not wanting to climb trees, or you are simply looking for a tactical advantage against ol’ Tommy Three Toes, a ground is a critical weapon in every hunter’s bag of tricks. To that end, today’s hub-style ground blinds are lightweight, highly portable, and capable of putting hunters in position to ambush game. Maximize your ground blind hunting experience with these five key accessories.
Food plots will not only increase your odds of success by localizing the deer population, they can increase the health of the herd and provide forage during critical times. The problem for most hunters and whitetail managers is
For the prime whitetail states, the rut is right around the corner. You have probably been hunting the early season, but
Who does not own or wish they owned a Winchester Model 1894? Most gun collectors consider Winchester Repeating Arms as the firearms manufacturer that “Won the West.”
All summer long you watch deer; they seem to be everywhere. Then the season starts and there you are, alone and not a buck to be found. For years, I wondered
I grew up in western Pennsylvania where fences and property lines didn’t mean much during deer season.
We have all suffered from the great ammunition crunch. Prices soared and shelves stood empty. What used to start off with a couple of buddies on the phone
Guest Post by Todd Woodard, Editor, Cartridges of the World.
With Thanksgiving only a few days away, the question of how to best kill a whitetail or mule deer intrudes on
Previously, I related my yearlong battle with undiagnosed Lyme disease. The number one transmission of the Lyme disease Spiron is the deer tick. Trust me when I tell you that you do not ever want to go through what I went through.
A new full-power load resurrected the 10mm Auto, transforming it into a potent big-game platform. Hogs. Bears. Deer. Whatever the target, most handgun hunters traditionally opted for stout revolvers chambered in .44 and .41 Rem. Magnums, .357 Magnum and the like. Semiautomatic handgun options have been slim. That is changing with ammunition such as the new Vital-Shok Trophy Bonded Jacketed Soft Point in 10mm Auto.
Being in top shooting shape requires diligent practice year round. The last thing you want is for the trophy of a lifetime to step out—with a 10 second window—and you miss the shot because of under preparation. I am often asked what type of preparation that really takes, especially during winter. So, where do I practice shooting in wintertime? Why, outside of course!