Hunting Tips

Take a seat and make the shot: A bowhunting option

A few years ago, a friend asked me whether I shoot standing up or sitting down while bowhunting. “Standing,” I replied. “Why don’t you sit; it’s a lot more comfortable,” he said. Actually, I never thought about it. Truth be…

Tips to increase your deer-calling success

By Gary Sefton “You’re not going to believe this,” the excited deer hunter exclaimed. “I hadn’t seen anything all morning, so I let my bow down and started to unfasten my safety belt.  I remembered my brand-new, never-used deer call…

Questions and answers: bowhunting whitetails

By Bob Fratzke This is a partial list of the questions most commonly asked over the years at the conclusion of my deer scouting and bowhunting seminars. Can you move at all on a treestand? Definitely, but it has to…

Tracking and trailing basics for bear and deer

By Bill Wiesner, Target Communications Outdoor Books The noise of a gunshot and shock of a bullet or slug has an understandable effect on any big game animal. It has been my experience in bear hunting that a bear shot with…

Five steps to taking trophy whitetails

By John Sloan It was all wrong. It was opening day, 95 degrees, with a full moon. All the articles by famous writers said it should be terrible daytime hunting. To make it worse, I had never seen the tree…

Summer an important time for scouting whitetails

By Bob Fratzke, with Glenn Helgeland This is only part of the year-round scouting you should be doing, but it is an important part. Whitetails have different habits or patterns – in the spring, coming into summer, once the season…

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