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Entries for January 2015

Stand by Your Stand

Stand by Your Stand

By Mike Handley

How many times have you read about the perils of putting too much pressure on a mature whitetail? Even if you don't heed the advice of professional writers, how many times have you decided to give a particular stand a break out of fear you're educating the resident deer, or are worried about spreading too much scent? Cameron Posey doesn't pay a lot... READ MORE

Is Orange the New Yellow?

Is Orange the New Yellow?

By Mike Handley

Where hunters are allowed to scatter bait, corn is probably the most often used to attract deer. Sugar beets, apples and rice bran are also popular attractants, but not always as easy to find. Sweet potatoes will get the job done, too. Ron McGowen of Bastrop, La., learned this from hunting in Arkansas. Sweet potatoes might be the only thing a de... READ MORE

Sometimes a Guy Has to Make His Own Tree

Sometimes a Guy Has to Make His Own Tree

By Mike Handley

Kenneth Zimmerman might've left Casey County, Ky., in his rearview mirror when he followed a construction job to Pennsylvania a couple of years ago. But familial ties and deer season keep him coming back. Prior to his home state's 2013 rifle season, Kenneth began fixating on a fencerow between hay fields bordering a whitetail bedding area, part of ... READ MORE

No Lights, No Camera, But Plenty of Action

No Lights, No Camera, But Plenty of Action

By Mike Handley

Bowhunters who want to star in their own videos will eventually discover that four arms are better than two. Robert Koontz's realization came on Nov. 13, 2013, the day he chose wisely to reach for his bow instead of the camera. If he'd gone for the record button, he'd have only footage of the biggest whitetail he's ever encountered. Instead, he got... READ MORE

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