Tips and Tactics

Real-World Calling is Less Aggressive

Real-World Calling is Less Aggressive

By Ken Piper

As fun as it is to watch on TV, mashing antlers together like thunder and playing a grunt call like a flute are not the best tactics for most hunters after a trophy buck. The reason it works so well on the shows is that the hunters on film often hunt private land with well-managed deer herds, lower hunting pressure and better buck-to-doe ratios. In...

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Recent Tips and Tactics

Don't Despair after the Rut
Don't Despair after the Rut

By Ken Piper

We all want to hunt bucks around the rut. It's just plain... fun!  The bucks are on the move; they respond to scents, calls and rattles; and you're likely to see deer you never even knew existed on the property. As exciting as the rut is, though, the late season has some big... READ MORE


A Good Mount Begins in the Field
A Good Mount Begins in the Field

By Ken Piper

You've just taken your best buck ever and you are so excited you can hardly think straight. While you should be on cloud 9 after taking such a buck, you need to think clearly if you plan to have him mounted. When field-dressing your buck, do not cut up through the brisket li... READ MORE


Thermals Follow the Sun
Thermals Follow the Sun

By Ken Piper

Even when the wind isn't blowing, unseen air currents carry our scent. The distance and direction these air currents, or "thermals" travel can vary, but one thing is almost constant: thermals will carry your scent upward in the morning and downward in the evening. With that ... READ MORE


Use a Fawn Bleat to Put Meat on the Table
Use a Fawn Bleat to Put Meat on the Table

By Ken Piper

When bowhunting in early fall, it's a good feeling to put some meat in the freezer and take some of the pressure out of the hunt. It's much easier to hold out for a nice buck when there are venison steaks in the freezer. Take advantage of the whitetail's natural social group... READ MORE


Study the Menu
Study the Menu

By Ken Piper

Despite the hype, acorns and food plots make up only a portion of a deer's diet.  Have you ever noticed how deer will browse green leaves as they move along through the woods?  That browse can have a dramatic effect on deer travel patterns, especially in the fall as some pla... READ MORE


Don't Push That Wounded Deer
Don't Push That Wounded Deer

By Ken Piper

It doesn't matter how much you practice or how selective you are with your shots, sooner or later you are going to make a bad hit. Gun, bow or muzzleloader, things happen in the deer woods beyond our control. While a bad hit is inevitable, losing your deer isn't. Most wounde... READ MORE


How To Determine Eye Dominance and Deal with Cross Dominance
How To Determine Eye Dominance and Deal with Cross Dominance

By Savage Arms

This week’s tip comes from the professionals at Savage Arms (www.savagearms.com). What is eye dominance? In short, it’s the eye that your brain prefers. Your dominant eye has more neural connections to your visual cortex than your non-dominant eye and provides mo... READ MORE


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