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Velvet Bow Buck
By Travis Eastman -- I was hunting during North Dakota's 2007 archery season. I got to my treestand about 3:45 p.m., and I sat with anticipation waiting for a deer to come. Time passed and nothing showed up except some blue jays and a little red squ...

Ghillie Suit Adventure
By Marianne Hoosier -- As I struggled to get into my new ghillie suit, it became apparent that this one was made for someone at least twice my size. This was okay because surely the struggle would be worth the effort. I had planned on adding this su...

Smokepole Buck
By Josh Reed -- The day I took my first buck is not what I would consider an ideal hunting day. It was the last day of Ohio's muzzleloader season, and all I wanted to do was be in the woods. So I tried to get my dad to go with me like he said he wou...

The Slug Gun Ricochet Factor
By Randy D. Smith -- What does a recent study really mean to a slug gun deer hunter? An estimated 3 million United States deer hunters use shotguns. To my mind, there have always been three reasons for choosing a slug gun rather than a rifle fo...

A Bird in Hand - Makes a Father Proud
By Darren Schumacher -- My 11-year-old son, Alex, had been talking about turkey hunting for several years. He would buy calls, watch videos, and read websites on turkey hunting, and then ask when he could try his luck on a Michigan tom. Unfortunat...

Coal Bucket Dream Buck
By Carl Harmon -- Growing up in the Allegheny Mountains of Maryland, hunting was a way of life and survival. My passion was hunting white-tailed deer. As a young man, I was drafted into the army. Deer season was just about to come in, and though I h...

Arkansas Thriller
By Keith Moore -- The rut was in full swing during the Arkansas rifle season, and I had seen several does acting very agitated at the end of a firebreak that I was hunting.  I was watching them through my scope and noticed a set of antlers mo...

The Luck of the Draw
By Keegan Fielder -- Back in 2001, I was 17 and just getting passionate about hunting. I was also growing quite a bit, so I decided I should probably upgrade from a 20 gauge to a 12 gauge. As I was browsing through our town's local pawn shop for a n...

Hunters Face Tough Weather During Life Hunt
By Buckmasters Online -- Hunters woke to cold, rainy conditions on the final day of the 2008 Buckmasters Classic Life Hunt held at Sedgefields Plantation. While the bone-chilling cold was unwelcome, the smiles on the faces of the participants didn't...

2008 Life Hunt Yields Big Bucks, Lasting Memories
By Buckmasters Online -- A total of eight deer were harvested during the second day of the 2008 Buckmasters Classic Life Hunt at Sedgefields Plantation in Dallas County, Ala. Photo: Justin Blackman of Dunn, N.C., is all smiles after he harvested ...

2008 Buckmasters Classic Life Hunt Underway
By Buckmasters Online -- Deer hunters from throughout the United States headed afield Monday afternoon for the start of the 2008 Buckmasters Classic Life Hunt at Sedgefields Plantation in Dallas County, Ala. Photo: Ely Clark of Cleveland, Miss., ...

Hunting the Post-Rut
Text and Photos By Tommy Kirkland -- The rut is winding down. Exhausted bucks are finally browsing the food plots and timber's edge for longer periods. Does are regrouping after the madness; and although the majority of females have been bred, the ...

Trophy Class Isn't Always World Class
By Braden Arp -- What is the true measure of a trophy whitetail? This is a question I have asked myself for years. Is it measured by a scoring system? Could it be the dominant nature of the animal that was harvested? I believe, as do many others, th...

The Briar Patch Bruiser
By Kyle Schwabenbauer -- On Oct. 27, 2007, I headed to northwest Pennsylvania for my last archery hunt of the season. Although the season didn't end until mid-November, I had plans to leave for Colorado for an elk hunt the first week of the month, s...

A Daughter's First Deer
By Mark Kimmel -- It was Oct. 15, 2005, and my daughter, Alex, and I were on the road for her first real deer hunt. Alex had accompanied me before on several hunts and had been by my side when I had harvested a couple of deer. She began shooting whe...

Never Give Up
By Allen Keith -- It was February 2005, and my father asked me what I wanted for Christmas. With the holidays still 10 months away, I knew he had something different up his sleeve this year. You see, at 34, Christmas gifts from Dad had long since be...

First Encounter With Buck Fever
By Jon Bryan -- At the opening of hunting season each year, the Georgia Game and Fish Department hosts a special deer hunt for kids between the ages of 12 and 14 on Sappelo Island, which lies several miles off of the Georgia coast between Savannah a...

Sights for Sore Eyes
By Tracy Breen -- Over the years, peep sights have become standard equipment on nearly every bow. Using a peep sight increases accuracy and consistency shot after shot, which is why professional archers use them. Most professional archers use sights...

Part 3: The Art & Science of Rattling White-tailed Deer
By Russell Thornberry -- Now that you understand how to handle the antlers and the various rattling sequence, I want to deal with a vital aspect of successful antler rattling. Utilizing one or more hunting partners while rattling ups the odds of suc...

Just Passion
By Jordan Kiser -- My passion for deer hunting is something that most kids will never experience. Most kids today find it more exciting to sit in front of a television or computer. Many kids think hunting is a waste of time or is too much of a physi...
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