Tips and Tactics

A Clean Rifle is a Good Rifle

A Clean Rifle is a Good Rifle

By Ken Piper

Most deer hunters know how important it is to thoroughly clean their guns following rough weather, multiple shots, or just at the end of a long season.  Copper fouling and powder residue will cause even the best guns to shoot poorly, and rust can ruin it for good. What many hunters don't know, however, is that it is critical to clean a bran...

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Recent Tips and Tactics

Have Twice the Fun and Success
Have Twice the Fun and Success

By Ken Piper

Hunting is always more enjoyable with a friend, but it can also be more productive.  Let's face it, unless there is some heavy rut activity, there are times during the hunting season when everyone struggles to even see a deer. It's always a good idea to occupy a stan... READ MORE


Timing is Everything
Timing is Everything

By Ken Piper

Most hunters 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 take special care with that stand and have everything just right for o... READ MORE


Don't Miss High
Don't Miss High

By Ken Piper

Ninety percent of the shots missed at deer are high. If you shoot at a deer and he just stands there looking at you, chances are good that the shot went high. When you get excited about taking the shot, you're more likely to jerk the trigger, and that makes the shot go high.... READ MORE


Look for the Eyes
Look for the Eyes

By Ken Piper

If you can see a deer's eye, the deer can see you, and that's an important tip to remember. When a deer is close, you cannot afford to move if he can see you. It's the movement that attracts a deer's attention. Unfortunately, you have to move in order to draw a bow or swing ... READ MORE


Treestand Strategy
Treestand Strategy

By Ken Piper

When you set up a treestand, play the prevailing winds, but also pay attention to the sun. If it's a morning stand, you don't want the stand to face the rising sun. It might be possible to set up on a trail or food source so you're never looking into the sun -- morning or af... READ MORE


Know Your Property
Know Your Property

By Ken Piper

Once you learn the food sources and have an aerial photo of your hunting spot, then it's time to walk the property.  Treat your hunting property like it's your house.  You want to know every inch of it.  While walking, look for the various food sources that yo... READ MORE


Buck Hideouts Come in Small Packages
Buck Hideouts Come in Small Packages

By Ken Piper

Most hunters expect to find deer in the more remote places where they hunt, but bucks -- and pressured deer in general -- have a knack for finding small hidey-holes where hunters don't look. Small patches of woods, windbreaks and fence rows make great deer hideouts. ... READ MORE


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