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Why the Rompola Buck Is the Most Controversial Deer of All Time

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Thousands of big bucks get killed every year, but few make waves in the hunting community and get remembered for years like this enormous deer from Michigan did. One of the most famous–or infamous–whitetails ever harvested was the Rompola Buck. It was one of the first “hunting stories” to ever catch my attention. I vividly […]

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Bowhunting in Southern Arizona: How to Tag a Rutting Buck in the Late Season


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Come January, most states are entering late-season hunts featuring icy weather and frigid temperatures. Folks familiar with these conditions might feel like they’re in A Christmas Story when they can’t put their arms down due to the sheer amount of layers they’re wearing. An upside to these hunts is that meat spoilage becomes a minor […]

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Why Hunting Sika Deer in Maryland Is a Worthwhile Challenge

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When most people think of an exotic hunting adventure, they likely picture a trip to a faraway place. Unless you step foot inside a high fence, there are few areas to hunt for non-native species in the continental U.S. Unless you venture to the eastern shore of Maryland. In Maryland, sika deer hunting is king. […]

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Baiting for Deer: Why Many States Have Banned the Practice, and More May Follow


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Baiting deer can be an extremely effective way to hunt them. Whether you agree or disagree with any moral objections to the idea, it’s no secret that whitetail hunters in several parts of the country take advantage of feed such as corn, beans, apples, peanuts, and more. Some say it’s a lazy form of hunting, […]

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5 Red Flags That Will Tell You a Hunting Outfitter Isn’t Worth It

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Hunting with an outfitter can be a truly great experience. I am grateful that I grew up in the heart of three incredible whitetail states, which allowed me to chase trophy quality bucks without the use of a guide. However, I love traveling the country in pursuit of other big game species, upland and migratory […]

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Best Broadheads for Whitetail Deer: Bowhunter Picks for Fixed-Blade, Mechanical, and Crossbow Bolts

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One of the most commonly debated topics revolves around the best types of broadheads to use for America’s favorite big game animal, the whitetail deer. You’ll hear people talk about the penetrating power of fixed blades, but then you’ll immediately hear a rebuttal about their inconsistent accuracy. Some will tell you that mechanicals are the […]

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