Tips and Tactics

Stop, Look and Listen

Stop, Look and Listen

By Ken Piper

Don’t let the excitement of the moment take your focus off the deer. We all put a lot of preparation into having our equipment sighted in and ready. We have done a great job of educating one another about the importance of making a good, clean shot. What happens immediately afterward can be vitally important, too. While your heart might be pu...

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Recent Tips and Tactics

The Eyes Have It
The Eyes Have It

By Ken Piper

Scent control is critical, but don’t forget deer can see pretty well, too. If you can see a deer’s eye(s), it can see you ... or at least catch your movement. The side-of-head location of a whitetail’s eyes gives them a field of view of about 310 degrees, s... READ MORE


Open Wide
Open Wide

By Ken Piper

You can tell quite a bit about a deer’s age by examining its teeth. Whether you’re starting a management program or just want to know more about deer, determining a buck’s age is a great starting point. The good news is it’s easy and extremely accurat... READ MORE


Food for Thought
Food for Thought

By Ken Piper

The quickest way to a buck is through his stomach. Deer hunting might not be easy, but we hunters tend to complicate it more than we should. Whitetails are pretty simple creatures. They want food and water, shelter and, occasionally, love. While we often focus on the love as... READ MORE


Sweet Somethings
Sweet Somethings

By Ken Piper

There are subtleties that make stopping a deer work perfectly or fail miserably. It’s always better to shoot at a stationary target. Unfortunately, whitetails don’t often remain still for very long. Mouth-grunting is the standard tactic we use to stop a walking d... READ MORE


Go Low
Go Low

By Ken Piper

It feels good to aim at center mass, but lower is better. Bow or gun, a big majority of deer misses go high. Gun hunters often jerk on the trigger, pulling the barrel up, while bowhunters fall victim to deer reacting to the sound of the bow. While this reaction is called jum... READ MORE


Keep It Cool
Keep It Cool

By Ken Piper

Great-tasting venison starts with cooling and protecting the meat. One of the keys to ensuring your venison tastes as fantastic as it should is cooling the meat as quickly as possible. Even if outside temperatures aren’t in the 70s or 80s, it’s important to get t... READ MORE


The Livelong Day
The Livelong Day

By Ken Piper

Sitting all day is not a requirement, even during the rut. We’re quickly approaching the time of year when you might consider sitting all day. The reason we usually hunt only mornings and evenings is simple: Deer move most at dawn and dusk. The exception is the rut, wh... READ MORE


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