Test Your Deer Hunting Knowledge: How Would You Hunt These Conditions?

Bucks Fighting

  THE SCENARIO: Season: Archery Time of year: Late October Location: Northwestern Pennsylvania Weather: Partly cloudy skies to light rain Temperature: In the mid 30’s Storms: No major fronts or changing weather systems in sight Winds: Light to moderate and from the south Deer Movement: Moving at night /pinned down in the daytime Rut Status: Not quite in full swing, but a  little rut activity in the night Deer Signs: Rubs and scrapes are scarce, many tracks, very few trails Known Deer: Two shooter bucks in the area of your stand Deer Hunting: What Would You Do? Difficult to read deer patterns have pushed over from PA archery season to Pennsylvania’s opening day of … Continue reading

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Understanding The Signs Deer Leave Behind

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Understanding The Signs Deer Leave Behind

With opening day of fall archery season just around the corner, I anticipate what is to come. Preparation is in full force, and hunting for that trophy buck has already started.

I am focused on three main hunting areas this season. All of which I have hunted with success my whole life. The deer are constantly moving in and out of the three areas under my radar. How do I plan to attack these deer this season? Continue reading

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Hunting Big Bucks: My Success Story

Big Bucks

 

Hunting Big Bucks: My Success Story – Two Big Bucks at once? Is This Really Happening?

 

Every year my dad and I enjoy quality time deer hunting together, in which I am very thankful for. From preparing, setting up strategy, and the endless night of sleeplessness the night before opening buck season, to the feeling of waking up to a long awaited adventure in the woods, we are together every carefully placed step of the way. The only time we are away from one another is when work interferes.  Continue reading

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More Deer Hunting Tips, Tactics, and Techniques

More Deer Hunting Tips, Tactics, and Techniques: THE IMPORTANCE OF PREPARATION FOR DEER HUNTING

Preparing for deer hunting is just as important as being there for the hunt. Without these steps, you could be missing out on ample opportunities of harvesting a big deer.

Scent eliminator is an excellent way to cover up your body’s natural odor. Deer have a great sense of smell and can easily detect you especially if the wind is in the right direction. Many different forms of scent eliminating products are readily available for you to purchase. Soap, clothing, and spray are just a few good examples you can find in stores. One free method, which is a tradition of my dad’s and mine, is smoking your suits next to the burn barrel. Just don’t burn anything that can add scents you don’t want to your clothes, and don’t stand to close to the fire to get burnt. I don’t know if this deer hunting tip works or not, but I would like to think so. We have had this tradition ever since I started hunting. It gives us a good chance to go over our hunt the next day and come up with some strategies.  Continue reading

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