Tips and Tactics

Prepping For Early Success

Prepping For Early Success

By Mark Melotik

Searing heatwaves in the depths of summer mean one thing to deer-hunting fanatics: We’re creeping ever closer to whitetail season. Better still, the first few days and weeks of the season offer a prime opportunity to ambush a good buck in one of the easiest places to hunt them — field edges. As you might guess, there is much more to ...

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Recent Tips and Tactics

Late-Summer Camera Placement
Late-Summer Camera Placement

By Mark Melotik

With summer upon us, most trail camera users likely have at least a few cameras in the woods gathering intel. That’s all well and good, but another important trail camera window is approaching quickly. We’ve previously covered early summer strategies, but accordi... READ MORE


Extend Your Range
Extend Your Range

By Mark Melotik

I got one of my best bow bucks 10 years ago, and while some details of that hunt are now fuzzy, one of the lessons it taught never fades. The takeaway? Extending your effective shooting range can pay huge dividends, and now is the time to get it done. The buck that got me... READ MORE


A Deer-Tracking Breakthrough
A Deer-Tracking Breakthrough

By Mark Melotik

Several years ago I arrowed a brute of an Illinois buck that continues to haunt me today. The haunting aspect stems from the fact that I never recovered that deer, but the experience went a long way toward forming my current thoughts on hiring professional trackers. In short... READ MORE


The E-Bike Advantage
The E-Bike Advantage

By Mark Melotik

Serious whitetailers are always looking for ways to make their hunting and scouting more efficient. One great answer? The e-bike advantage. Today’s electronic or e-bikes open up a new world of possibilities for serious deer hunters. Their many advantages include shavin... READ MORE


Early Summer Trail Camera Strategies
Early Summer Trail Camera Strategies

By Mark Melotik

Spring is fading fast, and whitetail hunters will soon start thinking about a summer staple — trail cameras. To make the most of your early efforts to capture bucks on camera, we tapped some wisdom from longtime deer hunter and trail camera guru Tom Rainey of Browning ... READ MORE


Build Your Own Stand Pack
Build Your Own Stand Pack

By Mark Melotik

Most of my whitetail hunting takes place on public land, often where stands must be packed in and out the same day. And while I’ve jumped on the current saddle-hunting craze for its ultralight versatility, I still depend on compact hang-on stands quite a bit. It&rsq... READ MORE


Avoid These Food Plot Fails
Avoid These Food Plot Fails

By Mark Melotik

Most every avid deer hunter who owns or manages land has considered adding a deer-attracting food plot or two. The sad reality is many of these initial plantings fail. Worse, the loss of invested time and money is often compounded, because most well-meaning hobby farmers hav... READ MORE


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