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How to Use a Rangefinder for Hunting

Rangefinders are often the last piece of optics a hunter will buy after a scope, binoculars, and spotting scope. It can seem like a luxury item, especially when you believe that you’ve got a pretty good eye for distance. Nothing could be further from the [...]

How Wearing Camo Clothes Helps Your Hunting Success

Many hunters will tell you that camo is overrated - humans have been hunting for centuries with only the most minimal camouflage and the fact that we’ve survived suggests that it has been quite effective. They’re not wrong, most animals have relatively poor vision and [...]

Different Types of Camo and Where You Would Use Them

More than anything else, wearing camouflage identifies you as a hunter (or military). Its goal: allow you to move through the forest undetected by your prey. Obviously you can go hunting without wearing camouflage, hunters have done in for millennia. However, when used effectively, camouflage [...]

The Reasons You Need to Use a Rangefinder When Hunting

From your treestand, you spot a monster whitetail just 30 yards in front of you. Pull back your bowstring, take aim, and release. You hear the slap of the arrow hit, but the buck saunters off. Have could you have possibly missed? The most likely [...]

When and Why You Would Use a Treestand

If you’ve been bowhunting for very long, you’ve probably heard about treestands and how transformative they can be for your hunts. However, you’ve probably also heard that even the best treestands can be dangerous and difficult to use. Both are true and the choice to [...]

How to Sight in a Rifle Scope

You have a big buck in your crosshairs, a stable shooting position, a buttery smooth trigger pull, but when the shot’s smoke clears, that buck is still standing defiantly. What went wrong? Most likely, it was an improperly sighted rifle scope, and few things can [...]

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When and Why You Would Use a Ground Blind

Ground blinds are sort of the unsung hero of the hunting world, and I’m not sure how it became this way. Yes, treestands are great for getting out of a deer’s line of sight, but they also come with quite a few drawbacks. A good [...]

How to Use Game Calls to Get More Kills

Learning how to use a game calls to get more kills is one of the most important skills you can have as a hunter. Without game calls you are forced to wait for the game to come to you, a boring and wholly unsatisfying fate. [...]

Best Practices for Hunting from a Treestand

There’s no arguing about it, treestands are ideal place to hunt from if if you’re after whitetails. They get you (and most importantly your scent) off the ground and onto a better vantage point. If you’re a bowhunter, you will almost certainly use a treestand [...]

Best Practices for Hunting from a Ground Blind

Treestands are an integral part of bowhunting, but sometimes they’re just too much of a pain. They’re uncomfortable, somewhat dangerous, and take quite a bit of time to erect. An alternative option is the ground blind, which is much easier to deploy and great if [...]

Best Practices for Using Electronic Game Calls

Electronic game calls, unlike their manual counterparts don’t require any particular skill to make the right sound - they’re preprogrammed to create the same noise each time. However, that doesn’t mean that they take no skill to use. Instead of focusing on making the right [...]

When and Why You Should Use a Deer Feeder

While deer feeders are legal in a number of states, many hunters are surprisingly unaware of when and why they would want to use one. For many, feeders and baiting seem against the sporting spirit of hunting. However, the concept behind a feeder isn’t all [...]

The Best Practices for Getting the Most Out of Your Deer Feeder

Through your binoculars you see a huge ten-point buck. Your heart starts to pound, you carefully stow away your optics, slowly shoulder your rifle and take aim at your unwitting prey, carefully centering your crosshairs over the animal’s chest to take the shot. Later, as [...]

How to Replace Your Hunting Bowstring

One of the most basic maintenance skills you can learn as a bowhunter is how to replace your own bowstring. Not needing to go to your local bow technician to have it restrung can save you some money and learning how to do it yourself [...]

7 Care Tips to Make your Hunting Bow Last Longer

Whether you have a cheap hunting bow from a big box store or the latest and greatest model, you want it to last a long time. Like any piece of outdoor equipment, it’s an investment that pays dividends through beautiful days spent in the wilderness. [...]

How to Use a Spotting Scope for Hunting

You’d think using a spotting scope would be simple, right? Just look through the lens and see the animals - no different than with a rifle scope. While the general premise behind spotting scopes is familiar, using one for the first time can be a [...]

The Reasons Why You Need to Use a Spotting Scope When Hunting

Spotting scopes are probably one of the most underutilized pieces of hunting equipment. Many people are intimidated by their size and expense, wondering if it’s just an overpriced gadget they don’t really need. Nothing could be further from the truth though, as a good spotting [...]

Top Tips for Packing Your Hunting Pack

What goes in your hunting pack will largely be determined by two factors: the weather and the length of your hunting trip. If it’s a day hunt during bow season or early rifle, there’s a good chance you won’t need much more than the clothes [...]

How to Sharpen Your Hunting Knife

A dull knife is a dangerous knife. While you might think a sharp hunting knife is more likely to cut you, you’d be wrong. A dull knife requires more pressure to operate, which means a greater change of slippage and nasty accidents. Your knife should [...]

7 Tips to Get the Best Out of Your Trail Camera

Have you ever wondered what’s going on in the woods when you’re not around? Do the deer come out to play when you’re away? With a trail camera, there’s no need to wonder as the secrets of the forest are revealed in stunning HD photography [...]

Ten Must Have Items for Your Hunting Pack

So you’re packing your bag the night before the hunt (or several nights if you’re not a procrastinator), and it’s time to make some decisions about what the “essentials” are. You don’t want to be loaded down with gear, you want to stay mobile ready [...]

Six Surprising Alternative Uses for Your Hunting Knife

Hunting knives are typically carried for one purpose, field dressing game and you should choose a knife that you’re very comfortable using for that purpose. However, a knife is an all purpose tool, and if you ever end up in a survival situation, there are [...]

How to Clean and Care for Your Hunting Boots

You might think that your hunting boots were made to get dirty, and they were, but if you want them to last a long time they’ll need a quick cleaning after most outings. Leather boots require just the right amount of moisture to function properly, [...]

Tips for Making Your Hunting Boots Last Longer

A pair of hunting boots is an investment of a few hundred dollars, and like any good investment, you want it to keep performing for years to come. Due to our own negligence though, those boots might end up lasting just a few seasons. It [...]

My Deer Hunting Goals for 2018

        In all things in life I am constantly seeking knowledge, focus, and growth for improvement. This is a part of who I am as a professional during my daytime job and is also how [...]

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