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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...

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...

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...

Hunting Walking Trails Is a Special Advantage for the Urban Hunter

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I have heard plenty of hunters complain about hunting in areas with lots of active walking trails. They find it discouraging to have the deer they’ve followed run off...

Big Bucks and The Enigma of Pattern Changes

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Many of us are looking at our trail camera pictures this late September and early October and scratching our heads. What’s with all the abrupt big buck pattern changes? The...