Tips and Tactics

Scent Control Is a System

Scent Control Is a System

By Ken Piper

Nothing can guarantee you won’t spook deer, but you have to try. Although we tend to underestimate their eyes, there's no question sense of smell is the whitetail’s number one defense. If we all know that, then why do we get busted so often? The answer has many layers, but for starters their noses are just that good. Next, you can never...

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Recent Tips and Tactics

Nothin’ Like the Real Thing
Nothin’ Like the Real Thing

By Ken Piper

You really do have to shoot your broadheads before heading afield. Last week we talked about how fletching affects the spin and stabilization of an arrow. While a well-tuned bow will shoot just about any broadhead well, it’s generally accepted that fixed-blade broadhea... READ MORE


Left or Right?
Left or Right?

By Ken Piper

No, this is not a political tip. It’s all about your arrow fletching! Fletching your own arrows lets you add a personal touch to your setup, and it saves money. It also eliminates a lot of the frustration that comes from shooting arrows with nicked, torn or missing fle... READ MORE


Topo of the Mornin'
Topo of the Mornin'

By Ken Piper

Maps are your best friend when you're about to tackle new ground. Magazine articles about hunting new ground always mention the importance of using topographic maps to help cut down scouting time, but most don't tell you exactly what you're looking for. If you're looking at ... READ MORE


Stand Prep Starts Now!
Stand Prep Starts Now!

By Ken Piper

Although it doesn't feel anything like hunting season outside, now is the time to begin the real work that will lead to success in the fall. It's not too early to begin clearing brush and shooting lanes for existing stand sites, and it's definitely time to prepare new ones f... READ MORE


Keep It Cool
Keep It Cool

By Ken Piper

Heat and deer meat don't play well together. Here in the South as I write this, we're experiencing a nasty heat wave complete with safety notices and warnings about outdoor activities. Cooler weather and deer season are two good reasons to look forward to fall. Unfortunately... READ MORE


Rope a Step
Rope a Step

By Ken Piper

Start your tree sticks higher by using this nearly weightless rope hack. This week we're following up on our previous tip about using Amsteel rope for tree step attachment. Amsteel has a ton of applications, but one simple trick anyone can use to extend the height capability... READ MORE


Steppin' Up
Steppin' Up

By Ken Piper

Tree steps are the go-to system for running-and-gunning. When installed and used properly, tree steps are a safe, highly portable and effective means of ascending a tree to set up and access lock-on style stands. While a set of steps and a lock-on aren't any lighter to carry... READ MORE


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