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...

Blue Hills Hunt—Raw and Real

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“Animal rights activists also came to the reservation, armed not with shotguns, but with bullhorns and with candles they lit Monday afternoon, in solemn protest of the hunt,...

5 Ways to Recover Your Hunting Season

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It is the end of November and despite having a strong preseason of scouting and planning, I have yet to go hunting. This is the reality for hunters many hunters with a full time...

Treestands—A Hunter’s Life from Above

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I’m three weeks into my coveted deer season and have only found myself in a tree once. I am hoping to witness my brother shoot his first buck. It will hold a more profound...

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,...

Mature Bucks—The Overlooked Personality

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We’ve all seen mature bucks on television charging in for a fight. And we’ve all read the countless articles on dominant buck behavior and how to harvest that king of...

The One Thing We All Must Do After A Big Buck Harvest

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We have all heard the saying “history repeats itself.” But what does this have to do with hunting big bucks, especially if we have ours in the bag? Once we have our...

View From a Suburban Deer Bed

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A suburban deer bed is a lot more complicated than its rural counterpart. Biology, mainstream hunting media, and common belief all give us a very specific view of what whitetail...

Field to Table: Field Dressing 1-0-No!

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Field dressing a deer when things go sideways. The first deer I ever saw field dressed was a young blacktail doe in Washington. My friend Harry had made a shot that many would...

Field to Table: Field Dressing 101

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It all starts with good field dressing. You did it! You kept your nerves steady and made a great shot that killed the deer so quickly, you watched her pile up seconds after the...