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How to Pick the Best ATV For Deer Hunting

There are few things in the life of a hunter that helps transport gear and game into and out of our hunting areas than an ATV. If you are thinking about adding a good ATV to your garage, here are some tips on how to make it easier.…

Playing the Angles

It’s critical to visualize exactly where your arrow needs to penetrate to reach the heart-lung-liver area. Hitting an animal in the exact spot to do the most internal damage in the shortest amount of time is what matters most.…

Hot and Tasty: Campfire Venison Stew

Here is a tasty stew that is perfect for any camping trip. A crackling fire, wood smoke, some good drink and the smell of venison with all the trimmings made to make your mouth water. It's hot so dig in.…

Tools You Need for Maintaining Your Bow

Many of us prefer to work on our archery equipment rather than always take it back to the pro-shop for regular maintenance. Some work we may not be qualified to do but with some basic tools, many are. Here is a list of six Victor Craft…

Gear Review: Rhino MC by Alps Outdoorz

When sitting long hours in a blind, or camp site it's really nice to have a good, sturdy, comfortable chair that is easy to pack and haul. Gary Elliott takes a look at the new Rhino MC from Alps Outdoorz. Just might be the chair for you.…

Feet, Knees, Hips….

It's not easy teaching our children how to shoot archery but it's always fun and rewarding. If you are in a position to teach a child the sport you may want to follow this simple, step by step formula from Paul Murray. It's certainly worked for him and his children.…

ONLINE BOWHUNTS

AGING DEER BY THEIR JAWBONE

In this three-part video series on aging whitetail deer by their jawbone after harvest, QDMA CEO and wildlife biologist Brian Murphy examines the tooth replacement and wear technique.…

Moose Up Close

Is A Huge Bull Moose At 5 Yards Close Enough for Ya? This bowhunt for moose gets tense when the moose gets in close, just on the opposite side of the juniper tree where the bowhunter is hiding.…

Hooyman Cuts Up In The Woods

DIY Sportsman On Yahoo.com Reviews And Reports On The Hooyman Battery Powered Tree Saw. After nearly two year's worth of use and abuse, he reports on his experience with the Hooyman Extendable Tree Saw in the deer woods.…

DIY: Entry & Exit Routes

Bill Winke's deer hunting woods has plenty of ditches and Bill uses them to get into his treestands and get back out. First he clears a ditch with a Hooyman Pole Saw. Bill also discuss swirling winds and how they are formed in the woods.…

September: Middle Of The Month

Hard Antlers and Velvet. We have some of both in the whitetail buck world around here. For example, the buck in the picture below has his hard antlers for 2017, there is no more growth, only the possibilities of changes in antler color.…

NOW BUCKS ARE BUCKS

Almost daily, new bucks lose the velvet from their antlers. Once they have their hard antlers they want to try them out and show the other bucks what they've got.…

JOSH FISHES UP A HOG

Josh took a nice bass off the hook and put it in his cooler. Just then he heard a group of wild hogs grunting and squealing out of sight around the bend of the pond.…

BACK TO DEER CHANGES

In September There Are Many Changes In The World Of Whitetail Deer. Although It's A Step By Step Process Not All Of The Deer Are At The Same Place, Especially This Early in The Month. …

HOW TO CALL ELK

Jason Balazs shows you the bugle and reeds that he uses when elk hunting and calling Bulls. He covers effective mouth diaphram calling techniques as well. Use these elk calling and Bullying tips and call like the best of them.…

A BUCK’S WRONG TURN

When I Talked About Changes In Buck Behavior I Didn't Mean This! While I scanned deer in the area a in velvet walked up behind the Gray buck.  wait a minute!, I did not expect anything like this.…

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AGING DEER BY THEIR JAWBONE

AGING DEER BY THEIR JAWBONE

Hooyman Cuts Up In The Woods

Hooyman Cuts Up In The Woods

DIY: Entry & Exit Routes

DIY: Entry & Exit Routes

NOW BUCKS ARE BUCKS

NOW BUCKS ARE BUCKS

BACK TO DEER CHANGES

BACK TO DEER CHANGES

Is It A Hen Or A Gobbler?

Is It A Hen Or A Gobbler?

Wild Turkeys Vs Domestic?

Wild Turkeys Vs Domestic?

Wild Boar Day

Wild Boar Day

What It Takes To Do It

What It Takes To Do It

Gator Gettin’

Gator Gettin’

Surrounded By Gators

Surrounded By Gators

September: Middle Of The Month

September: Middle Of The Month

NOW BUCKS ARE BUCKS

NOW BUCKS ARE BUCKS

BACK TO DEER CHANGES

BACK TO DEER CHANGES

A BUCK’S WRONG TURN

A BUCK’S WRONG TURN

SEPTEMBER: THE RUT BEGINS

SEPTEMBER: THE RUT BEGINS

JOSH FISHES UP A HOG

JOSH FISHES UP A HOG

CINDY LAVENDER: OFFBEAT HOG HUNT

CINDY LAVENDER: OFFBEAT HOG HUNT

VIDEO: WILD BOAR GETTING WILD

VIDEO: WILD BOAR GETTING WILD

Turkey Hunt Becomes A Hog Hunt

Turkey Hunt Becomes A Hog Hunt

Youth Day At Cabela’s

Youth Day At Cabela’s

My 5 Phase Plan For Wild Turkey Hunting

My 5 Phase Plan For Wild Turkey Hunting

New Products

Gear Review: Rhino MC by Alps Outdoorz

When sitting long hours in a blind, or camp site it's really nice to have a good, sturdy, comfortable chair that is easy to pack and haul. Gary Elliott takes a look at the new Rhino MC from Alps Outdoorz. Just might be the chair for you.…

STOP HAIR SLIPPAGE & SHEDDING

Slipping, slippage and hair shedding are terms used by  taxidermists to describe hair loss on capes, hides and skins when the hair falls out of the hide. It is a term that you don’t want to hear.…

Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Rhino MC by Alps Outdoorz

When sitting long hours in a blind, or camp site it's really nice to have a good, sturdy, comfortable chair that is easy to pack and haul. Gary Elliott takes a look at the new Rhino MC from Alps Outdoorz. Just might be the chair for you.…

Hooyman Cuts Up In The Woods

DIY Sportsman On Yahoo.com Reviews And Reports On The Hooyman Battery Powered Tree Saw. After nearly two year's worth of use and abuse, he reports on his experience with the Hooyman Extendable Tree Saw in the deer woods.…

HOW TO CALL ELK

Jason Balazs shows you the bugle and reeds that he uses when elk hunting and calling Bulls. He covers effective mouth diaphram calling techniques as well. Use these elk calling and Bullying tips and call like the best of them.…

VIDEO: SETTING YOUR BOWS TIME

What Causes Your Bow To Go Out Of Timing? And How Can You Fix It -- In The Field Or At Home? Jason Balazs shows you a quick tip that guarantees your arrows will fly straight and true.…

PEEP SIGHT, HOW TO…

Jason Balazs shows you how to properly tie in a Peep Sight on your compound bow and get it set perfectly to improve your shooting. …

Africa

Live the Adventure with Dries Visser Safaris

Live the Adventure with Dries Visser Safaris

You know you've always wanted to bowhunt Africa. The mystery, the adventure, the incredible sights and the vast numbers of game. Well, this father and son team went and lived the dream. With Dries Visser Safaris, you can too.…

West

Reduced Prices for CO Elk & Mule Deer Hunts!

Reduced Prices for CO Elk & Mule Deer Hunts!

Matt Guedes and Journey Hunts does it again. If you have been dreaming of shooting a giant Colorado Elk you will want to look below at this rare opportunity to hunt the famed Unit 61 for first season Bull Elk or for 2nd season trophy Mule Deer.  …

Scouting

Midwest

Southern Ohio Outfitters Joins bhn

Southern Ohio Outfitters Joins bhn

Southern Ohio Outfitters. We are the foremost outfit for trophy whitetail in Ohio. In fact, Southern Ohio Outfitters has been Named Ohio’s Top Outfit for Trophy Whitetail Hunts in Ohio and One of NORTH AMERICAS Top 5 destinations to hunt big bucks By Deer and Deer Hunting Magazine!…

Scent Control

Winter Rye for Dummies        

Winter Rye for Dummies        

Here is the magic of Winter Rye. Yes, you may harvest a deer during the fall as they graze on your rye but deer really need quality forage in late winter when the does are growing fawns and bucks are trying to regain their strength from the rut.…

The Ladies Room

The Zen Art of Being Still

The Zen Art of Being Still

I quickly found that I could have best spent my preparation time in an entirely different way. I discovered this to be one of the toughest hunting experiences I have encountered to date – but not for the reasons you would think.…