Tips and Tactics

Less Is More

Less Is More

By Ken Piper

Forget shooting lanes and cut shooting windows instead. Last week we discussed the importance of keeping your bow shots makeable but not too close to where you expect to see deer. The premise is it’s great to see deer, but you still have to be able to move enough to get off a shot. Another aspect of that same philosophy is keeping shooting ...

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Recent Tips and Tactics

Too Close for Comfort
Too Close for Comfort

By Ken Piper

Don’t set up for 20-yard shots if you can shoot well out to 30. One of the most common problems with stand setups is being too close. It’s natural to want an easier shot, but your odds of getting that shot off go up dramatically the farther you set up from the de... READ MORE


Gear Review
Gear Review

By Realtree’s Bill Jordan

This is a great time to get your stuff in order for the coming seasons. Now is the time to consider the upcoming hunting season – and the gear you will be using. Some gear will need repair and other gear will need to be replaced. That’s a good place to start sort... READ MORE


Stay Grounded
Stay Grounded

By Ken Piper

A few extra tips for making your ground blind more effective. A few weeks ago, we covered the benefits of using ground blinds in your whitetail strategy. I wanted to follow up with a few more subtle things you can do to increase your odds of success from a blind. When it com... READ MORE


Eye Level Excitement
Eye Level Excitement

By Ken Piper

There’s a learning curve associated with using ground blinds effectively. I used to love hunting from treestands. My Summit climber was my best friend, and I had some amazing hunts and shot many deer from its comfortable confines. Conversely, I used to hate ground blin... READ MORE


Leaded or Unleaded
Leaded or Unleaded

By Ken Piper

It’s not a big deal if you have to go to a lead-free bullet. There’s a big push to get rid of lead. In the sporting world, that includes everything from fishing weights to bullets. Eco-warriors argue lead left in the environment from hunters and fishermen is kill... READ MORE


Have Stand, Will Travel
Have Stand, Will Travel

By Ken Piper

If you want to enjoy consistent action, don’t be predictable. It’s been said your odds of shooting a buck are best the first time you hunt from a given stand. I don’t think there is any concrete data to back that up, but I definitely experience a steady dec... READ MORE


Great Expectations
Great Expectations

By Ken Piper

Don't hold out for a buck that isn't there. I once saw a cartoon that showed a dress-wearing skeleton sitting at a park bench with a caption that read, "Waiting for the perfect man." If you base your deer hunting expectations on Buckmasters covers or Twitter posts from Illin... READ MORE


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