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Whitetail Deer

Culling the Herd

Before you applaud or admonish a deer cull, it’s important to first know how these things actually work.

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Scout Now!

The off-season scouting method is the same, whether you're looking to buy a 1,000-acre whitetail property or just you're trying to find a new piece of public land.

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Monster Nontypicals

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Georgia Monster

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Late-Season Tips

In a year with more than its share of unusual climatic and environmental events,...

Wolf vs. Buck

It's easy to think of wolves as killing machines and whitetails as their defenseless...

40 Best Deer Tips

We've put together the 40 best tips from recent issues to help you kill the biggest...

  • January 8, 2014

    New Compound Bow: Hoyt Carbon Spyder - 0

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    The Carbon Spyder features the hollow carbon tubes that Hoyt has become known for, but in a reengineered shape. Hoyt says the new design will make it a more durable and better shooting bow. The 2014 Spyder can shoot up to 340 feet per second and comes in multiple configurations. The mass weight on the 30-inch version of the bow is only 3.5 pounds. [ Read Full Post ]


  • January 8, 2014

    New Crossbow: TenPoint Venom - 0

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    This compact crossbow from TenPoint weighs only 6.5 pounds. The woven, carbon fiber barrel helps with weight reduction and cuts down on string wear. The crossbow also features TenPoint's classic trigger set at 3.5 pounds. This is a high-end bow that is sure to be a sweet shooter, but it will cost you…

    MSRP: Starts at $1,619 [ Read Full Post ]


  • January 8, 2014

    New Compound Bow: PSE DNA SP - 0

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    The DNA SP is one of PSE's top two flagship bows for 2014. The guys at PSE attempted to build a bow similar to last year's DNA (Outdoor Life's 2013 Editor's Choice award winner), but with a smoother draw cycle thanks to a redesigned cam system. PSE says the new cam system will create a softer draw and a deeper valley.

    The bow also sports a new cable guard that is designed to relieve lateral torque.

    MSRP: $899.99 [ Read Full Post ]


  • January 8, 2014

    New Bow: Bear Archery's Agenda 7 - 0

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    Todd Kuhn takes a look at Bear Archery's Agenda 7 compound bow from the Archery Trade Association showroom floor. The bow features a new string suppressor system that can be tweaked for your shooting style. With a 6-inch brace height, Bear says it slings arrows at 350 feet per second.

    MSRP: $899.99

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  • January 3, 2014

    Cabela's ColorPhase: Coolest New Camo on the Market - 0

    Of the many latest-and-greatest gadgets released every year for hunters and fishermen, few are revolutionary. Or even new. They're usually just tweaked versions of an old idea wrapped in fancy packaging and described with technical jargon that makes it sound like the equivalent of the Neanderthal man discovering fire and inventing the wheel.

    While Cabela’s ColorPhase technology might not spur mankind ahead in the same manner as fire or the wheel, and at the risk of sounding hyperbolic, it might be one of the greatest evolutions in modern camouflage. [ Read Full Post ]


  • December 31, 2013

    Whitetails Hunkering Down for Winter - 0

    The past two months have been unseasonably cold across much of whitetail country. Temperatures have plummeted, winds have blown and snow has fallen. Whitetails are beginning to hunker down for the long winter ahead.

    We noticed the first signs of the hunkering down about two weeks ago on our upstate NY farm. Our deer have started feeding less and bedding more. Even though we still have standing corn and plenty of green groceries to munch on, the deer using our property are spending less time on it than they did in early December. [ Read Full Post ]


  • December 27, 2013

    Monster Iowa Buck Was Likely a Hoax - 4

    Last week we posted about a potential world record archery buck from Iowa that’s been popping up around the Internet. What might have been an impressive addition to the record books is now looking more and more like a hoax. To help solve this mystery, the Boone and Crockett Club recently posted this image and accompanying text to their Facebook page:

    "There’s been a photo of a potential world record buck circulating around on the net. Its rack is suspiciously similar to a set of sheds found by a friend of B&C. We aren’t 100% sure it is a hoax, but one or more of these photos definitely is. We’ll leave it up to you to decide."
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