August 20, 2018

I’d wager to say that bowhunters burn up a majority of their vacation time in the first half of November. It’s for good reason, as most whitetail enthusiasts agree there’s no better time to be in the woods.

I reached out to 10 big buck experts to take a nuanced look at that part of the season. They shared with me their favorite day of the rut and why it sticks out to them. November 7th was the most popular choice...

July 15, 2018

On one of my very first deer hunts, I remember thinking that Dad didn’t dress me warm enough. We hadn’t even been in the field an hour and I was ready to call it a day.

“It’s always coldest at sunrise,” he whispered to me, seeing that I was shivering.

Knowing that temps wouldn’t continue to fall kept me there long enough to kill a doe. It was a memorable hunt, but more so because I think about that sentence ever...

June 27, 2018

Some recent heavy rain has caused swollen creeks and rivers to swallow up whitetail ground across Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio and Missouri. For many hunters, this could be the first time their property has ever felt the rising tide of Midwest storms.

To find out how deer will respond, I reached out to five hunters across the country with land that gets regular and irregular flooding. They've had unique experiences...

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