Tips and Tactics

Know the Lay of the Land

Know the Lay of the Land

By Ken Piper

How well you know your hunting property goes a long way toward increasing your success as a hunter. Once you've hunted a property for several years in a row, you should start to see patterns in deer movement. If you pay attention, you'll soon realize that the local deer herd will behave almost the same from year to year.  Use that information to yo...

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Recent Tips and Tactics

Only Perfect Practice Makes Perfect
Only Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

By Ken Piper

Jackie Bushman likes to say that "Practice doesn't make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect." Those are good words to keep in mind as bowhunters get their equipment out for the fast-approaching seasons. If you haven't been shooting for several months, your shooting muscl... READ MORE


Give a Guy a Gland
Give a Guy a Gland

By Brian Kightlinger

How much do you know about whitetail scent cues? Over the last decade, I have been making mock scrapes using three essential glands lures. If you understand each gland and its purpose, you can use that knowledge while hunting. The success I have experienced has been astoundi... READ MORE


Double Your Fun
Double Your Fun

By Ken Piper

Make traditionally unproductive hours count with the help of a friend. Hunting is always more enjoyable with a friend, but it can also be more productive. Let's face it, unless there is some heavy rut activity, there are times during the hunting season when everyone struggle... READ MORE


Save a Buck
Save a Buck

By Ken Piper

Take your time to evaluate your target when hunting for meat or to balance ratios. Deer hunters are becoming more aware of the need to keep buck-to-doe ratios in proper balance, and in most places that means targeting does for harvest. Many states are extending seasons for d... READ MORE


The Mystery of Treestand Shots
The Mystery of Treestand Shots

By Ken Piper

Today’s bows take the fudge out of the fudge factor of elevated shots. Hang around any bow shop long enough and eventually you will hear two shooters arguing over whether or not shooting from an elevated position causes you to shoot high. The answer to that questi... READ MORE


Cure for Buck Fever
Cure for Buck Fever

By Ken Piper

It doesn’t take a vaccine to get over this malady, but it isn’t easy, either. It’s normal to get excited when you see a big buck (or any deer for that matter). But when a shooter comes along, you can’t let that excitement turn into buck fever. Once yo... READ MORE


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 l... READ MORE


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