Tips and Tactics

Go Low

Go Low

By Ken Piper

It feels good to aim at center mass, but lower is better. Bow or gun, a big majority of deer misses go high. Gun hunters often jerk on the trigger, pulling the barrel up, while bowhunters fall victim to deer reacting to the sound of the bow. While this reaction is called jumping the string or ducking the string, it’s really just the deer bend...

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Recent Tips and Tactics

Keep It Cool
Keep It Cool

By Ken Piper

Great-tasting venison starts with cooling and protecting the meat. One of the keys to ensuring your venison tastes as fantastic as it should is cooling the meat as quickly as possible. Even if outside temperatures aren’t in the 70s or 80s, it’s important to get t... READ MORE


The Livelong Day
The Livelong Day

By Ken Piper

Sitting all day is not a requirement, even during the rut. We’re quickly approaching the time of year when you might consider sitting all day. The reason we usually hunt only mornings and evenings is simple: Deer move most at dawn and dusk. The exception is the rut, wh... READ MORE


10 Treestand Safety Tips
10 Treestand Safety Tips

By Bryan Zabitski | TenPoint Crossbow Technologies

The most important part of any hunt is returning to the ground safely. It is estimated that one out of every three deer hunters who hunt from elevated stands will likely experience a fall at some point. Following are some tips to help keep you safe while hunting from your el... READ MORE


Less Is More
Less Is More

By Ken Piper

Why spending less time in your best stand is a good thing. Most of us try to have multiple stand locations ready for deer season, but we all have our favorite – that one stand that looks the most promising and the one we’re sure will produce a monster buck. We ta... READ MORE


Rattling Basics
Rattling Basics

By Ken Piper

Try to imitate buck behavior for that particular time of the season. If you read hunting magazines and watch hunting shows on TV, chances are you’ve seen conflicting advice about the right way to rattle for bucks. Some writers will tell you to make a major commotion, w... READ MORE


Give Me a Break!
Give Me a Break!

By Ken Piper

The experts don’t always agree on breaking in a new rifle barrel. With so many great choices available for new deer rifles, many of you will be heading afield with virgin guns this fall. Not all the experts agree, but it seems intuitive that a brand new rifle would req... READ MORE


Have Scrape, Will Travel
Have Scrape, Will Travel

By Ken Piper

Mock scrapes are even better with a touch of the real thing. More hunters are experimenting with mock scrapes to fool bucks and get them riled up. Mock-scrape kits contain everything you need to create a scrape, but it never hurts to add another level of realism. The next ti... READ MORE


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