New Hunter: 6 Tips for Wading Through the Good Old Boys

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Don’t be afraid to be different. Hunting was always something I wanted to do. I was fortunate enough to be exposed to hunting at a young age. I grew up with trained rabbit...

Does Scent Control Matter?

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To argue for scent control is to defend a science that is for the most part, rather loose. In my opinion, there is no substitute for good woodsmanship skills. But when it comes to...

Field to Table: Why We Hunt

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There are as many motivations for why we hunt as there are faces of hunters. For some, the camaraderie of deer camp and the solitude of the tree stand are important motivations...

Does Smoking Scare Deer Away?

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The answer to whether smoking scares deer is still up in the air. Hunters have debated this topic more than once. We often approach it with our minds already made up. As a result,...

Our Patterning of Mature Whitetails is About to Become Void

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Why are the last week of October and first week of November so important to harvesting a patterned mature whitetail? We have already spent months putting out trail cameras,...

I Saw the Deer When I Least Expected It

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The classic story of whitetail deer has lots to tell us about deer behavior. We have all had that moment when we are packing our gear in the truck or casually talking to a hunting...

Climbing Stands—The Special Ops of Suburban Deer Hunting

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Why are climbing stands an advantage in suburban deer hunting? Tree stands are serious business for all of us in the deer woods, be they in rural or urban settings. They come at...

There is no Such Thing as a Trophy Hunter

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The debate about the trophy hunter is based on a public myth and a categorical misunderstanding. The term “trophy hunter,” as high-jacked by mainstream media, is...

Deer Hunting in New Jersey

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Suburban bowhunting defines deer hunting in New Jersey. Welcome to the northeast mecca of urban whitetail deer hunting—from the mountainous federal land and state parks of the...

Bowhunting Breeds Better Hunters Than Gun Hunting

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Bowhunting lead to success in gun hunting. Bowhunting is not something my family did when I grew up. In fact, I was the first bowhunter in a long line of gun hunters. I still gun...