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Best Base Layers For Cold Weather Hunting – Top 2022 Models And Full Buyer’s Guide

Best Base Layers For Cold Weather Hunting – Top 2022 Models And Full Buyer’s Guide

Nothing feels worse than being soaking wet and cold on a winter day when you're out hunting. That is why more and more hunters put an extra amount of attention on their gear, especially the

The Best Ground Blind For Bowhunting – Detailed Guide & Reviews [2022]

The Best Ground Blind For Bowhunting – Detailed Guide & Reviews [2022]

Hunters often rely on their natural surroundings to conceal themselves from the well-trained senses of their prey. That is often achieved through camouflaged clothing, scent killers, and moving carefully through the terrain. But what if

The Best Scopes For 308 Rifles Reviewed – FULL 2022 Buyer’s Guide!

The Best Scopes For 308 Rifles Reviewed – FULL 2022 Buyer’s Guide!

Whether you are out hunting or just want to target practice, having a great scope mounted on your rifle is a must. The scope quality makes all the difference in the world even to the

The Best Hunting Day Packs Reviewed & Compared – 2022 Buyer’s Guide

The Best Hunting Day Packs Reviewed & Compared – 2022 Buyer’s Guide

As you gather more and more experience as a hunter, one of the biggest lessons you might learn is that you can't always have all of your gear along with you. This is why you

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Jack Simons October 20, 2022

Best Base Layers For Cold Weather Hunting – Top 2022 Models And Full Buyer’s Guide

Nothing feels worse than being soaking wet and cold on a winter day when you're out hunting. That is why more and more hunters put an extra amount of attention on their gear, especially the clothes. Base layers have gone a long way from making you uncomfortably warm and sweaty, ultimately spreading your scent in the air for deer to pick up on it. Nowadays, the best base layers for cold weather hunting benefit from advanced material technologies as well as anti-odor and anti-bacterial properties. They've also progressed in terms of their heat retention and breathability compared to the synthetic models from a decade ago Jack's Summary: The most important thing that you need to look for when buying a base layer is its material. Despite being cheap, synthetic base layers are far worse than merino wool and bamboo ones which have stellar thermal properties combined with excellent breathability. Merino wool models, in particular, perform very well both in sub-zero winter temperatures and on mildly warm early spring days. The next thing you need to look for is comfort and durability. That is also somewhat dependent on the material with synthetic layers taking the edge when it comes to durability

Jack Simons October 19, 2022

The Best Ground Blind For Bowhunting – Detailed Guide & Reviews [2022]

Hunters often rely on their natural surroundings to conceal themselves from the well-trained senses of their prey. That is often achieved through camouflaged clothing, scent killers, and moving carefully through the terrain. But what if there are other ways to blend in with the environment? Ground blinds and tree stands are one of the most common methods for hunters to stay put and also stay hidden. In fact, it's one of my favorite ways to hunt....there's nothing like being ground level, nearly eye-to-eye with a whitetail deer! Finding the best ground blind for bowhunting might prove essential to your hunting success. This is why I created this guide, where I've listed some of the most well-received models for this year. I've also gone pretty in-depth into the features you need to look for when buying a ground blind in general. So, buckle up, and let's jump straight into this! Jack's Summary updated October 2022: While many hunters prefer to hunt out in the open, others prefer a certain level of concealment. Tree stands often do a good job of removing you from the animal's line of sight, the best way to completely disappear in plain sight is by using a

Jack Simons April 18, 2020

The Best Scopes For 308 Rifles Reviewed – FULL 2022 Buyer’s Guide!

Whether you are out hunting or just want to target practice, having a great scope mounted on your rifle is a must. The scope quality makes all the difference in the world even to the most experienced shooter. The most common rifles in North America used by hunters are the ones using the well-known .308 bullet. This is why I decided to create this guide in which we will dive deep into what this bullet and its rifles offer as advantages and I will also show you some of the best scopes for 308 rifles out there currently. Jack's Summary: When buying scopes for your .308 rifle there are a number of things you should take into consideration. Those are the weight of the scope, the scope's clarity, what magnification properties it has, is it sturdy and durable, how much can you adjust it via its turrets, and last but not least - how much it costs. Finding the perfect balance between all these features means finding the right model for your individual needs.  There are countless models being made every year by huge companies like Bushnell, Vortex, Nikon, and UTG and someone who is just now entering the world

Jack Simons September 20, 2019

The Best Hunting Day Packs Reviewed & Compared – 2022 Buyer’s Guide

As you gather more and more experience as a hunter, one of the biggest lessons you might learn is that you can't always have all of your gear along with you. This is why you must always plan ahead and know exactly what you'll need in the specific hunting environment you are heading into. On these occasions, a day pack is quite important. Usually, these packs feature a smaller design than their regular full-sized cousins. However, in the hunting world day packs is just another name for those large super-convenient hunting backpacks that you carry throughout the hunt. Finding the best hunting day packs won't be easy at first, as they all seem quite similar at first glance. My job here is to show you the major differences between some of the top models for this year. I will also walk you through all of the features of a day pack, the various kinds, and what you need to look for in one if you want to stray away from my proposals. Jack's Summary: Choosing a proper day pack requires a little consideration at first. The things you need to think about are how much gear you usually bring along,

Jack Simons February 3, 2023

Best Dog Hunting Vests 2023

Hunting trips are an excellent way to unwind and get back in touch with nature. The journey is even better when you have someone to keep you company. There’s no better hunting companion than man’s best friend. Unfortunately, the forest or prairie isn’t always safe for your dog. That’s why it’s crucial that you find the best dog hunting vest before you head out. You might know all about choosing the best clothing for hunters, but making sure your canine companion is properly equipped is just as important. Here’s a list of my favorite dog hunting vests: ●      Best Overall: Rig’Em Right Bloodline Elite Dog Vest ●      Best Budget: Cabela’s Fluorescent Safety Vest for Dogs ●      Best High-Visibility: Ruffwear Lumenglow Hi-Vis Jacket ●      Best Camouflage: Onyx Nylon Pet Vest, Realtree MAX-5 Camo ●      Best Waterproof: Pendleton Pet Waterproof Reversible Vest for Dogs ●      Best Adjustable: MOMarsh VersaVest Dog Vest ●      Best for Warm Weather: Browning Dog Protection Vest ●      Best Upgrade: UARM CBA Canine Body Armor   Which Size Dog Hunting Vest Do You Need? Hunting dogs come in many shapes and sizes. Some

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Jack Simons February 3, 2023

Best Hog Skinning Knife 2023

Your hunting experience has yet to begin if you haven't found the correct hog skinning knife. But not to worry, that'll all be over soon! Are you ready to experience the most seamless hunt you'll ever have? Okay, okay, I won't hog all the information. Let's jump in:   Which Hog Skinning Blade Is Right For Me? The fixed-blade knife: The fixed-blade knife is better for people who go hog hunting regularly (and I mean every day). That's because fixed-skinning knives are easier to clean and less likely to break. The folding blade skinning knife: The folding blade is a suitable hog-skinning knife for occasional hunters. You'll appreciate the compact, portable design and precision.   The Best Skinning Knife Overall: Benchmade Grizzly Creek 15060-2 What we love about it: I find that the Benchmade Grizzly is a far more versatile blade than any of the other knives on this list. Yes, it's the best skinning knife because it's also great for other big game duties, such as dressing. It's an all-around powerhouse because of the adjustable hook that comes with it! Specs: Blade length: 3.50" Blade shape: Drop point blade Handle material: Stabilized Wood Blade thickness: 0.124" The weight: 4.76

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Jack Simons February 3, 2023

Do Deer Chew Cud? A Guide To A White-tailed Deer’s Digestive Systems

White-tailed deer are members of a family of herbivore animals called ruminants, which means they have four stomach chambers to digest their food. These species get their nutrients from plant matter through a process known as rumination. Have you seen a deer tucking into a huge pile of leaves when deer hunting and wondered why? Hang around, and I'll tell you.   What Exactly are Ruminants? We know that herbivores are plant-eaters. Of these, the majority eat green and leafy plants containing cellulose, a molecule made up of thousands of oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon atoms. Cellulose is the main ingredient in plant cell walls, allowing them to stay firm and erect. Human stomachs can't digest cellulose, but as fiber, it's an integral part of our diets. Ruminants, including cattle, sheep, giraffes, and deer, have stomachs that can digest cellulose. It's not a simple process though. That's why ruminant animals were created with a specialized and complex digestive system.   What is Chewing Cud? When ruminants eat, they swallow large amounts of leafy cellulose without chewing; then regurgitate it. When it's back in their mouths, they start to chew. We recognize this partly-digested food as cud. Cud isn't a small amount

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Jack Simons February 3, 2023

5 Best Deer Decoys For Hunting 2023

Finding the best deer decoy for your hunting style can be tricky. You need to consider which elements of a decoy are most important to you. Is it realism? Portability? Ease of set-up? I'm going to take a look at what I think are the 5 best deer decoys on the market today. This should help you to decide which one is right for you. Best Overall: Flambeau Boss Buck Deer Decoy Best On a Budget: Montana Dreamy Doe Whitetail Decoy Best For Set-Up: Montana Decoy Dream Team Best For Versatility: Primos Scarface Decoy Best For Feeding Areas: Flambeau Masters Series Grazing Doe Decoy   Which Sex Of Deer Decoy Do You Need? When hunting during the rut, the best deer decoy to use is a buck and doe combo. A combo is a great way to attract bucks as they go wild when seeing a rival buck near one of their does. If you haven't got room for a combo, then I'd recommend opting for a buck decoy instead during the rut. Mature bucks obviously go wild for does but not so much once the rut begins. Once the rut has started, mature bucks have already marked out their territory and no longer need

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Jack Simons February 3, 2023

Best Bow Hunting Release 2023

As a bow hunter, there's nothing like the thrill of stalking your prey through the wilderness. But when the time comes to take the shot, a good release aid can make all the difference between a successful hunt and a missed opportunity. But every hunter has a different style, and you're unlikely to find two bow hunters who like the same release. For this reason, I've rounded up some of the best bow releases available today, highlighting their key features and benefits.   Best Bow Hunting Releases At A Glance Best Overall Bow Release: Spot Hogg Wiseguy with BOA Strap Best Budget Bow Release: Tru-Fire Smoke Buckle Foldback Bow Release Best Thumb Release: Scott Archery Sigma Release Most Versatile Bow Release: TRU Ball The GOAT Three-Finger Release Best Index Finger Release: Tru-Fire Hardcore Buckle Foldback Bow Release Best Back-Tension Release: Scott Archery Longhorn Hunter HEX Best Bow Release for Beginners: Tru-Fire Patriot Flex Bow Release   What Type of Bow Hunting Release Do You Need? When it comes to archery releases, there are several options to choose from, each with its own unique features and best use cases. Index Finger Release The index finger release is the most popular among bow hunters. This type of release aid

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Jack Simons February 3, 2023

Best Recurve Bow for Hunting 2023

If you’re into bow hunting, you’ll know the struggle of finding the right bow for your needs. That’s why I’m here to help. I’ve broken down some of the best recurve bows for hunting to give you all the necessary information to make the best choice. You don’t need to stress if you’re just getting started. I’ve kept things simple to give everyone a fair chance of finding the perfect piece. So, grab your stringer tools, and let’s get into it. Best Recurve Bow for Hunting Overall: PSE Archery Pro Max 54 Recurve Bow Package Best Runner-Up Recurve Bow for Hunting: PSE Archery Nighthawk Recurve Bow Best Traditional Design Recurve Bow: Fred Bear Grizzly Recurve Bow Best Recurve Bow on a Budget: CenterPoint Aspen Takedown Recurve Bow Kit Best Recurve Bow for Upgrades: Samick Sage Archery Takedown Recurve Bow 62 inch Best One Piece Recurve Bow: Southwest Archery Tigershark Takedown Recurve Bow Best Recurve Bows for Beginners: Southwest Archery Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow Best Hand-made Recurve Bow: Buffalo Traditional Hunting Recurve Bow   Which Type of Recurve Bow Do You Need There are two types of recurve bow: a takedown and a one-piece. This has nothing to do with size or style but more with the actual construction

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Jack Simons February 2, 2023

What Is The Best Way To Carry A Deer Out Of The Woods?

The thrill of the hunt always leads to a euphoric moment when you drop that deer. You may have to follow its blood trail first, but excitement is tangible in the air, and everyone present is showing it. But this only lasts so long before the real work begins and the head-scratching starts. How are we going to get this perfect specimen back to camp? Sometimes it's a breeze, but sometimes it takes concerted and extreme effort. This can depend on how far you are from your camp or truck. Either way, you must find the best way to carry your deer out of the woods. Depending on the circumstances, you've got a few choices.   Field Dressing Different methods are used in various regions of the US. First things first: clean and cool a deer at the kill site directly after tagging it. Field dressing prevents the venison spoiling and reduces the deer's body mass. You're likely dragging a quarter less carcass weight if you clean out the stomach on-site.   Head First You should always drag a deer by the antlers or front legs. After all, every animal walks forwards. You will encounter more resistance if you pull

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Jack Simons February 2, 2023

Best GPS Collar for Hunting Dogs 2023

When you're out hunting with your dog, you like to know where it is at all times and ensure it stays safe and out of trouble. Having a reliable GPS collar makes these tasks so much easier to achieve. With so many GPS tracking collars on the market, it's not always easy to choose the one best for your dog. The best way to find a suitable GPS collar for your hunting dog is by researching the one that fits your specific needs. If you use a dog to hunt, you'll want the most suitable one to add to your hunting equipment. Visit hunting supply stores to get a hands-on look at the different GPS collars and GPS dog trackers available. It's essential to consider your dog's size and breed of your dog, and the hunting terrain. Also, establish the most important features you want in GPS tracking collars before you visit. When you've tracked down the best GPS collar for hunting dogs, in your opinion, you can rest easy. You'll be able to track your hunting dog, and the animal will be safe while doing its job. I will help you choose by running through some of your best options.

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Jack Simons February 2, 2023

Best GPS For Hunting 2023

Are you looking for the perfect hunting GPS to assist you out in the field? Well, you've landed in exactly the right place. I'm a big fan of these devices, and I've tested the best ones that are currently on the market. In this guide, I'll show you what I think are the 10 best devices based on durability, price, battery life, and much more. By the end, you'll be sure which hunting GPS is the perfect one for you. Best overall: Garmin GPSMAP 66i Best on a budget: Garmin GPSMAP 78 Best dog tracker: Garmin Alpha 200i Best GPS watch: Garmin Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar Best compact GPS: Garmin inReach Mini Best for ATVs: Garmin Montana 700i Best AA battery GPS: Garmin Oregon 700 Best free GPS: BaseMap Best mid-priced GPS: Garmin eTrex 35 Touch Best two-way radio GPS: Garmin Rino 755t   Which Type Of Hunting GPS Do You Need? When it comes to a hunting GPS, there is no one-size-fits-all. Some of us go on expeditionary hunts that last for days. Some of us just spend a short day out in the field. If you're the type of hunter that regularly spends multiple days on the hunt,

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Jack Simons February 2, 2023

Best Hog Hunting Lights 2023

Late at night is the best time to hunt hogs. And the best way to hunt hogs is with a hog hunting light. In fact, there's little point in trying to hunt for hogs without one. A hog hunting light helps with the entire process - from tracking to targeting and killing. Hog hunting season runs from November to January. Hogs have an increased need for food during these months, which sees them out more at night. So, the best time to hunt for hogs is between the hours of 11.00 pm and 1.00 am. So, you definitely need a light! While a bright green light will obviously make you more visible to other hunters, it will keep you hidden from the hogs. Hogs have dichromatic vision. This means their eyes have only two types of cone cells for processing colors. Humans, on the other hand, have three cone cells. With dichromatic vision, hogs can only make out certain colors. This does not include green. However, not just any hog-hunting light will do. You need the right hog-hunting light. Best Green Light for Hog Hunting Overall -  Wicked Hunting W403iC Most Affordable - NcSTAR Pro Series Green LED Flashlight Best

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Jack Simons February 2, 2023

7 Best Two-Way Radios for Hunting 2023

A two-way radio can be a beneficial "hunting tool" when you're out with your friends hunting for deer or other game animals. It can help you keep in touch, check on each other, and communicate. It may only sometimes be possible to make a cellphone call while hunting. And shouting to attempt to get a response from your friend will likely scare away animals. For these reasons, this list of the seven best 2-way radios for hunting is something you should consider for the next time you're out hunting: Best Overall Two-Way Radios: Rocky Talkie Best Budget Two-Way Radios: Midland T51 VP3 X-Talker Handheld 2-Way Radios Best Weatherproof Two-Way Radios: Motorola Two-Way Radios, Pack of 2 T800 Best Long Range Two Way Radios: Midland Multi-Channel 36-Mile 2-Way GMRS Radios Best Submersible Two-Way Radios: DEWALT DXFRS300 1 Watt Heavy Duty Walkie Talkie Best Two-Way Radios for Survival: Arcshell Rechargeable Long-Range Two-Way Radios Best Drop Proof Two Way Radios: Topsung Rechargeable Walkie Talkies Long Range for Adults What Type of Two Way Radio Do You Need? The type of two-way radio you'll need will depend on various factors. This includes what kind of environment you're going to be hunting in, your budget, and how long your hunting trips typically

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Jack Simons February 2, 2023

Best Elk Hunting Boots 2023

It's that time again. Your old trusty hunting boots just won't cut it for another season, so it's time to look for a shiny new pair. A successful hunt requires experience, the right weapon, and patience. But what you wear on your feet also plays a critical role in the comfort (and success!) of your hunting trip. You'll need high-performance footwear if you're gearing up for elk hunting season. The best boots will also have great weatherproofing, durability, and support. Luckily I've made your decision-making process easier with this list of the best elk-hunting boots on the market. 5 Best Elk Hunting Boots At A Glance Best Overall Elk Hunting Boot: Crispi Guide GTX Best Hunting Boot on a Budget: LaCrosse Windrose Best Hunting Boot for Cold Weather: Kenetrek Mountain Extreme 400 Best Waterproof Boot: Irish Setter Elk Tracker Most Versatile Boot for Elk Hunting: Danner Pronghorn What Type of Hunting Boot Do You Need? Choosing the right hunting gear for your next adventure takes a lot of planning and consideration with every purchase. Hunting boots are no different. You need a pair that protects your feet and gives you all the support you need. You'll find several different types of hunting boots on the

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Jack Simons February 2, 2023

The Best Hunting Pants 2023

When you plan a hunting trip, your pants might not be the first item you think of. In fact, they should be one of the first. Hunting pants can go a long way to making your life more comfortable and uncomplicated in the field. Best Overall Pants - KUIU Attack Best Camouflage Pants: Sitka Timberline Best Upland Pants: Filson Oil Finish Single Tin Best Cold Weather Pants: KUIU Kutana Gale Force Best Wool Hunting Pants: Cabela Outfitter Woolimate Best Warm-Weather Pants: Nomad Stretch Lite Best Waterproof Pants: Sitka Downpour Best Elk Hunting Pants: Sitka Ascent Best Budget Pants - Kryptek Stalker Best Winter Base Layer: ActionHeat 5V Heated What Kind of Hunting Pants Do You Need? When you think hunting pants, you think camouflage. Am I right? There's much more to choosing a pair of pants than their ability to hide you, though. The best hunting pants you'll wear are the ones that suit the environment you're hunting in. Just like you wouldn't wear an astronaut's helmet to go deep sea diving, you wouldn't wear cold weather pants in a desert environment. It just doesn't make any sense. Sum up before searching for the right pants. Then select a pair that will make sense to wear in your hunting environment.

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Jack Simons February 2, 2023

7 Best Deer Attractants for Hunting 2023

Deer hunting has gotten a lot more challenging over the years. Back in the day, leftovers such as apples, corn, and cherries were enough to lure deer into your hunting area. However, as hunting has developed, deers have grown wise to these common traps. So, to be a successful deer hunter in 2023, you'll need the best deer attractant available. In response to traditional baits no longer working, deer hunting brands have created a range of unique lures. From molasses-stuffed protein blocks to liquid scents, your choice of bait is varied. However, some bait types bring bucks into hunting distance, while others deter them. To ensure the success of your hunting season, I've compiled this list of the best deer attractants on the market. From my own experience, these are the most fruitful deer lures that money can buy. Best Attractant Overall - Big & J BB2 Deer Attractant Best Deer Attractant on a Budget - CRUSH Apple Deer Block Healthiest Deer Attractant - Whitetail Institute 30-06 Deer Mineral +Protein Best Attractant for Mixing with Corn - Lucky Buck Mineral Supplement Best Deer Scent Attractant - Tink's #69 Doe-In-Rut Buck Lure Best Attractant for Establishing a Mineral Site - Big

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Jack Simons February 2, 2023

Best Boning Knife for Deer 2023

Some hunters like to get the most out of their kill. Other, less-experienced hunters discard the best of their kill's meat. You can normally tell which category a hunter falls into by the quality of their boning knife. If a hunter does not have a boning knife, you can consider them in the rookie category. Every hunter needs a quality boning knife. There's no denying that the best, and most tender meat can be found the closer to the bone you get. While you could perform a hack job with a regular knife, a boning knife for deer allows you to produce precise cuts. However, which one to buy? My job here is to highlight the best boning knives for deer currently on the market. This includes the following: Best Boning Knife for Deer Overall: Buck 120 General Knife Best Basic Deer Boning Knife - Victorinox Fibrox Pro 6" Boning Knife Best Folding Boning Knife - Outdoor Edge Fish & Bone Folding Knife Best Premium Boning Knife - Shun TDM0774 Premier Gokujo The Best Full-Steel Blade - Global Cromova G-21 Flexible Boning Knife   What Size of Deer Boning Knife do You Need? While it may be useful to have

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How To Hunt Deer From The Ground

How To Hunt Deer From The Ground

Treestand hunters may disagree, but no adrenaline rush compares with hunting a whitetail deer from the ground. It's almost a primal feeling when you go toe-to-toe with a mature buck on his level, just as

What Not To Do When Deer Hunting

What Not To Do When Deer Hunting

Have you invested in quality gear but are yet to land the big bucks? A high-grade rifle and an alluring attractant are essential for stalking deer, but they can only get you so far. To

How To Shed Hunt

How To Shed Hunt

Shed hunting is a popular recreational activity and sport among many outdoorsmen and seasoned hunters. But it's just as popular with nature lovers who are opposed to hunting game animals. And the reason for this

How To Control Scent While Deer Hunting

How To Control Scent While Deer Hunting

Practicing scent control is an essential part of deer hunting. As much as we can't eliminate human scent, reducing it as much as possible is one of the best ways to bypass a deer's nose

Jack Simons February 2, 2023

How To Hunt Deer From The Ground

Treestand hunters may disagree, but no adrenaline rush compares with hunting a whitetail deer from the ground. It's almost a primal feeling when you go toe-to-toe with a mature buck on his level, just as hunters did millennia ago. Elevated blinds and tree stands will always be more popular with most hunters. They make for easier and more convenient deer hunting, for one. Still, using woodsmanship, stealth and patience makes ground hunting a test your natural ability. We're hunting alert animals with a phenomenal sense of smell, hearing, and survival skills. Even with modern high-tech archery equipment, ground hunting is a challenge. Let's look at some tips to narrow the playing field with your prey - you'll likely need them.   Watch and Check the Wind Direction For a successful deer hunt, we all know the importance of keeping downwind of prey. It's even more important to keep close tabs on the wind when taking on deer at eye level. When stand-hunting high in the trees, you'll survive gusting and wind changes, but this is not the case on the ground. Deer hunters hunting from the ground should check wind direction with floating detectors or powder. Floating detectors are, in

Jack Simons February 2, 2023

What Not To Do When Deer Hunting

Have you invested in quality gear but are yet to land the big bucks? A high-grade rifle and an alluring attractant are essential for stalking deer, but they can only get you so far. To gain wall hangers this deer hunting season, you need to start treating the hobby like an art form. Some refer to deer hunting as a science. However, I believe it demands too much instinct and creativity to fit into this category. It's not just a case of ticking a load of boxes - you've got to be in tune with the wild and ready to carry out unique actions at all times. Want to stop making common deer hunting mistakes? In this guide, I'll highlight what not to do when out on the hunt.   1. Forget About Scent Control For me, this is the number 1 cause of an unsuccessful hunting season. Scent control doesn't end at buying scentless clothes and boots. A deer hunter needs to continually ensure they're not giving off any form of scent deterrents. A deer hunter may be guilty of wearing their clothes in a gas station before heading out on the hunt. Or, a deer hunter may eat

Jack Simons February 2, 2023

How To Shed Hunt

Shed hunting is a popular recreational activity and sport among many outdoorsmen and seasoned hunters. But it's just as popular with nature lovers who are opposed to hunting game animals. And the reason for this is that shed hunting isn't actually hunting! In fact, you can think of it as more of a scavenger hunt than anything else. This fun hobby involves finding antlers that deer, elk, and other animals naturally shed after the mating season. But how does hunting for sheds work? And why do people do it? If you're interested in taking up a new activity, or you're just interested to know the ins and outs of this unique type of 'hunting,' our article will answer all of your burning questions. So let's get into it.   Shed Hunting Basics What is shed hunting? Shed hunting is the practice of searching for and collecting shed antlers from animals like deer, elk, and caribou. It's a recreational activity that is typically enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts and hunters (more commonly known as 'shed hunters'). This hobby has grown in popularity and has become a great way to collect deer antlers for decoration, crafts, or to make a profit through selling

Jack Simons February 2, 2023

How To Control Scent While Deer Hunting

Practicing scent control is an essential part of deer hunting. As much as we can't eliminate human scent, reducing it as much as possible is one of the best ways to bypass a deer's nose long enough to take that kill shot. You'll then experience the best time to hunt deer! Getting close enough to a whitetail deer to pull off the kill shot means reducing foreign scents. Doing so will increase your deer sightings and reduce the distance between you and your prey. The trick is how you achieve this to the best of your ability. I will now provide some tips on controlling scent while deer hunting.   Preparing Your Hunting Clothes Your hunting clothes are vital in controlling your scent on the hunt. If you use regular washing detergents on your clothes when preparing for a hunt, you will take along many fragrances that deer sense and shy from. It would be best to eliminate these by using scent-free detergents that clean your clothes without adding foreign odors. Clothes washing Deer hunting has inspired the design of several products on the market for this purpose. Dead Down Wind, Scent Killer, Primos, and Scent-a-Way all make scent-free detergents

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