Tips and Tactics

Battery Shock

Battery Shock

By Ken Piper

That jolt you feel when looking at the price of lithium batteries could cost you real money. Look, I get it. The price of lithium batteries seems crazy when compared to the same number of alkaline batteries. When you're standing in the store holding the two packages in your hand, why on earth would you select the one that costs twice as much? Actua...

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Recent Tips and Tactics

Ooh Ooh That Smell
Ooh Ooh That Smell

By Ken Piper

Deer urine attractants aren’t so popular indoors. We recently received a question in our Ask the Biologist inbox about how to remove deer urine smell from a vehicle seat. It seems a lid for a bottle of buck lure wasn’t screwed on tightly enough. Biologist Bob Hum... READ MORE


Turkey Time!
Turkey Time!

By Ken Piper

It’s not deer hunting, but it’s still a whole lot of fun and excitement. Turkey seasons are either under way or about to begin throughout most of the states that deer hunters call home. Whether it’s because calling turkeys seems intimidating or because they... READ MORE


Honey Locust, I’m Home
Honey Locust, I’m Home

By Ken Piper

Every region has lesser-known high-draw whitetail food sources. One of the best ways to experience steady deer action throughout a hunting season is to key on the most desirable food sources. The peak appeal of a given source can vary from days to weeks, and the shorter the ... READ MORE


Read the Sign
Read the Sign

By Ken Piper

Put some fun back into your hunting by going back to basics. Have you ever seen a magazine article that explains how to tell the difference between a buck track and a doe track? How about one that says you can identify a deer’s sex by examining its droppings? While it&... READ MORE


Paper or Plastic?
Paper or Plastic?

By Ken Piper

We like roll-top sacks, thank you very much. Last week we discussed the benefits of using a roll-top sack to carry your insulated clothing to the stand, but there are other ways to use these handy bags. Whether you’re packing for an out-of-state trip, or if you like ... READ MORE


It’s In the Bag
It’s In the Bag

By Ken Piper

There’s a better way to stay sweat-free during the walk to your stand. One of the keys to remaining undetected and comfortable in your stand is to arrive there sweat-free. It helps to take your time walking in, but heavy gear, the anticipation of the coming hunt and th... READ MORE


Never Say Never
Never Say Never

By Ken Piper

“Never” and “always” don’t apply to whitetail behavior. When I started hunting whitetails on public land in Pennsylvania, one of the first things I learned was to watch for the last deer in any group. If there was going to be a buck, it was almo... READ MORE


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