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...

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,...

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...

Deer Hunting in New York

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What kind of opportunities are available when deer hunting in New York? Whenever someone mentions deer hunting in New York to me, I automatically think of old black and white...

Deer Hunting in Pennsylvania

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Deer Hunting is embedded deeply in Pennsylvanian culture. When it comes to hunting in the Northeast, you’d be hard pressed to find a state with as much rich hunting...

3 Places Where The Sheds Have Gone

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Shed hunting is a sport in and of itself If you are anything like me, you will find yourself endlessly looking for dropped antlers without success. For years I wondered why I was...