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TIPS AND TACTICS
“The most successful hunters I know, work the hardest at scouting.”
–Fred Zink, 12 Rules for Decoying Ducks and Geese
The Early Game, Chapter 1: Scouting and Patterning Whitetail Deer During Preseason Planning
Here are some of the tactics we use for patterning deer and hopefully tagging a nice buck or two when the season starts.
How to Build a Better Hunting Arrow
Thinking about changing things up this year? Give this inexpensive yet uncompromising high-momentum arrow build a shot.