Tips and Tactics

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, while others advise a light tickling of tines. So which is right? Answer: Wh...

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Recent Tips and Tactics

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


Over a Barrel
Over a Barrel

By Ken Piper

A free-floating gun barrel is accurate, but also susceptible to contact. Most of today’s hunting rifles are manufactured with free-floating barrels. This means nothing touches the barrel much beyond its connection to the gun action. While it might look like the forearm... READ MORE


Are Long-Range Crossbow Hunting Shots Worth the Risk?
Are Long-Range Crossbow Hunting Shots Worth the Risk?

By Bryan Zabitski, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies

Modern hunting crossbows shoot harder and faster than ever before, with many shooting beyond 400 feet-per-second. As a result of this evolution of performance, many crossbow hunters now wish to extend the effective hunting ranges of their crossbows out to distances greater t... READ MORE


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... READ MORE


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


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