Tips and Tactics

Paper or Plastic?

Paper or Plastic?

By Ken Piper

We like roll-top sacks, thank you very much. Last week we discussed the benefits of using a roll-top sack to carry your insulated clothing to the stand, but there are other ways to use these handy bags. Whether you’re packing for an out-of-state trip, or if you like to keep an instant hunt setup in your vehicle, roll-top sacks will keep you...

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Recent Tips and Tactics

It’s In the Bag
It’s In the Bag

By Ken Piper

There’s a better way to stay sweat-free during the walk to your stand. One of the keys to remaining undetected and comfortable in your stand is to arrive there sweat-free. It helps to take your time walking in, but heavy gear, the anticipation of the coming hunt and th... READ MORE


Never Say Never
Never Say Never

By Ken Piper

“Never” and “always” don’t apply to whitetail behavior. When I started hunting whitetails on public land in Pennsylvania, one of the first things I learned was to watch for the last deer in any group. If there was going to be a buck, it was almo... READ MORE


Carpet Tagger
Carpet Tagger

By Ken Piper

Hang onto a few sections of your old carpet to use in your deer stands. Old carpet has several uses for deer hunters. You can cut a section of carpet to the exact shape of the platform of your climber, lock-on or ladder stand. The carpet quiets shifting feet, but the best be... READ MORE


See the Light
See the Light

By Ken Piper

Find an easily accessible spot to store your headlamp. Most whitetail hunters wear a headlamp into or out of the woods. Most also spend some frustrating minutes trying to locate said headlamp in a pack or pocket. Try to get into the habit of always putting your headlamp in t... READ MORE


Cold Slap in the Face
Cold Slap in the Face

By Ken Piper

A facemask can keep you in your stand, but don’t let it ruin your hunt. Deer hunting the late seasons requires you to endure one difficult obstacle: Staying in your stand through cold temperatures. Even if your cold-weather vigils are shorter than your hunts from earli... READ MORE


January Scouting
January Scouting

By Ken Piper

This is a great time to get a better read on local deer behavior. One trait shared by whitetails and humans is we're creatures of habit. If something works and we're happy, we're not likely to change. This means that, barring significant habitat changes, next year's deer wil... READ MORE


Silence is Golden
Silence is Golden

By Ken Piper

There’s a good reason the TV pros whisper after taking a shot. One of the more frequent questions we get at Buckmasters is, “Why do hunting celebrities whisper after taking a shot? The deer is already hit, so what’s the point?” There are several very ... READ MORE


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