Tips and Tactics

Corn Stalk

Corn Stalk

By Ken Piper

Standing corn is a blessing and curse for bowhunters. Agriculture fields draw whitetails, and lots of them. That's the good news. The bad news is deer also use those fields for cover and bedding areas. Standing corn is an excellent and oft-used whitetail sanctuary. And you'd be amazed how even a big buck and simply lie down and disappear in soybean...

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Recent Tips and Tactics

Expect Success
Expect Success

By Ken Piper

A positive mental attitude leads to better results in the woods. There are many factors that go into a successful hunt: scouting, practice and equipment are just a few. In addition to all these physical elements, there are important mental aspects of deer hunting that separa... READ MORE


Fishing for Bucks
Fishing for Bucks

By Ken Piper

Think like an angler when looking for deer on a new tract of land. Because a majority of deer hunters spend at least some time fishing, we’d like to point out that fishing skills can come in handy in the deer woods, too. One of the first things bass fishermen learn is ... READ MORE


Know Your Nuts
Know Your Nuts

By Ken Piper

Acorns are not like wine, and white is definitely better than red. Acorns are one of the white-tailed deer’s favorite foods, but getting a buck isn’t as simple as finding an oak tree and setting an egg timer until a bruiser walks in. There are several different t... READ MORE


Stand Firm
Stand Firm

By Ken Piper

It’s chic to take a stand these days, and that’s certainly true in the deer woods. With all due respect to still-hunters, the most effective way to hunt white-tailed deer is to take a stand in a productive spot and sit there quietly. Stands work for a number of ... READ MORE


Bottlenecks and Funnels
Bottlenecks and Funnels

By Ken Piper

Anything that brings more deer into less space increases your odds of success. Last week’s tip about fences was an example of the funnel effect, where a natural or man-made feature concentrates deer travel. But there are many types of funnels and bottlenecks that give ... READ MORE


Fences Concentrate Deer Trails
Fences Concentrate Deer Trails

By Ken Piper

Use these obstacles to your advantage when selecting stand sites. Fences are common in many deer hunting areas, and it’s easy to find heavily used crossings. Deer cross fences by ducking under or jumping over. Either way, they tend to leave hair on the wire or wood. Wh... READ MORE


Water, Water Everywhere
Water, Water Everywhere

By Ken Piper

The more water on a property, the less important it is for hunting. Deer don’t have to drink every day to survive, but they will drink regularly if water is convenient. Water is particularly important to whitetails in the South and Southwest, where it can be hot during... READ MORE


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