Tree Stand Basics

The biggest advantage of the treestand is that it minimizes the scent you leave on the ground. If the hunter can divert most of his scent, he is much more likely to see deer. A good treestand also keeps deer from spotting you. Here are the different types of treestands and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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Last Ice

Don’t put that auger away yet. When spring is finally starting to shove winter out of the way, I know it’s time for me to start thinking about … ice fishing! Last ice is equaled only by first ice as the best time for winter fishing. Here are a few tips to help make your last-ice adventure safe and successful!

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Head Hunting: Part 1

There’s treasure in them thar’ hills. I’m talking about treasure that’s everywhere — treasure anybody can find anytime they go out. I’m talking animal heads, specifically skulls from animals that have died in the wild, as well as “shed” antlers and horns that can be easily found. They’ve become quite valuable for a variety of reasons, earning the status of the “ivory gold” of the hills and draws.

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Head Hunting: Part 2

The best time of year to search for heads and sheds is the early spring, for several reasons. You want to find the head or shed soon after it falls to the ground, before it starts to rot or dry and crack.

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Stand Hunting For Whitetails: Part 1

A successful stand-hunt for deer comes from an intimate knowledge of the animal and how the game is played, and from minding the small details that add up to success. A good deer stand is the edge we hunters need over the vastly superior senses of the whitetail. Here’s what to look for in the perfect stand site.

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Stand Hunting For Whitetails: Part 1

A successful stand-hunt for deer comes from an intimate knowledge of the animal and how the game is played, and from minding the small details that add up to success. A good deer stand is the edge we hunters need over the vastly superior senses of the whitetail. Here’s what to look for in the perfect stand site.

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Field Dressing & Transporting Deer

The quality of your venison will depend on how quickly you dress out the deer and cool the meat. It should be done immediately after you find the deer with a sharp, strong-bladed knife. There are several variations of this procedure, and here is one of the best.

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White Maned Stags Of Newfoundland

After long months of planning and preparation, my dream of hunting stag in Newfoundland was quickly becoming a reality. After about 35 minutes of watching, I made the decision to close the distance on my own. The stag moved, I followed. At full draw, I let out a short whistle in an attempt to make him stop, but he didn’t miss a beat. I centered my sight pin just behind the shoulder and released, listening for the familiar thud as the arrow connected with the trotting animal. Unfortunately, we were losing the sun and we were 2-1/2 hours from camp!

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