Tips and Tactics

Leaded or Unleaded

Leaded or Unleaded

By Ken Piper

It’s not a big deal if you have to go to a lead-free bullet. There’s a big push to get rid of lead. In the sporting world, that includes everything from fishing weights to bullets. Eco-warriors argue lead left in the environment from hunters and fishermen is killing endangered species, and several states have responded by banning lead a...

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Recent Tips and Tactics

Have Stand, Will Travel
Have Stand, Will Travel

By Ken Piper

If you want to enjoy consistent action, don’t be predictable. It’s been said your odds of shooting a buck are best the first time you hunt from a given stand. I don’t think there is any concrete data to back that up, but I definitely experience a steady dec... READ MORE


Great Expectations
Great Expectations

By Ken Piper

Don't hold out for a buck that isn't there. I once saw a cartoon that showed a dress-wearing skeleton sitting at a park bench with a caption that read, "Waiting for the perfect man." If you base your deer hunting expectations on Buckmasters covers or Twitter posts from Illin... READ MORE


Speed Kills
Speed Kills

By Ken Piper

Faster is usually better in trail camera statistics, but know what those figures mean. Let’s wrap up this set of trail camera tips with a discussion about trigger speed and recovery time. Those two terms are often confused or misunderstood by hunters looking to buy a n... READ MORE


The Heat of the Moment
The Heat of the Moment

By Ken Piper

Trail camera settings affect performance in high or low temperatures. Last week we talked about the importance of using quality batteries to run your trail cameras efficiently and effectively. This week we’ll cover another little-understood camera item, the PIR sensiti... READ MORE


Battery Shock
Battery Shock

By Ken Piper

That jolt you feel when looking at the price of lithium batteries could cost you real money. Look, I get it. The price of lithium batteries seems crazy when compared to the same number of alkaline batteries. When you're standing in the store holding the two packages in your ... READ MORE


Ooh Ooh That Smell
Ooh Ooh That Smell

By Ken Piper

Deer urine attractants aren’t so popular indoors. We recently received a question in our Ask the Biologist inbox about how to remove deer urine smell from a vehicle seat. It seems a lid for a bottle of buck lure wasn’t screwed on tightly enough. Biologist Bob Hum... READ MORE


Turkey Time!
Turkey Time!

By Ken Piper

It’s not deer hunting, but it’s still a whole lot of fun and excitement. Turkey seasons are either under way or about to begin throughout most of the states that deer hunters call home. Whether it’s because calling turkeys seems intimidating or because they... READ MORE


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