Tips and Tactics

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 for hunting. Now is the time to put to use the information you gathered last...

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Recent Tips and Tactics

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


Looking Up
Looking Up

By Ken Piper

It's hard to stop a camera thief, but you don't have to make it easy. We would agree with critics who say deer hunters are becoming too reliant on trail cameras. Scouting is more than knowing that a buck cruises through a particular area. On the other hand, you're really mis... READ MORE


Big Bucks Hide in Small Places
Big Bucks Hide in Small Places

By Ken Piper

Most hunters tend to think you have to go deep in the woods to find a big buck – deeper than anyone else is likely to go. That just feels right, doesn’t it? It’s true bucks respond to pressure, and it’s also true they often move to locations where wit... READ MORE


Know Before You Mow
Know Before You Mow

By Ken Piper

Habitat improvement projects are arguably the most powerful yet underutilized tool for growing healthier deer and holding them on your property. You can accomplish great gains with little more that sweat equity and a chainsaw. That said, now isn't the best time to create lar... READ MORE


Have a Heart
Have a Heart

By Ken Piper

Don’t waste this excellent source of pure meat. I use the long disposable gloves that go up to your elbows for field dressing deer, and I like to save the heart. When I’m finished gutting, I grab the heart with the gloves on and turn that glove inside out right o... READ MORE


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