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Be in the Right Place at the Right Time

You can have all of the right gear, a fantastic hunting location and the skills to get the job done, but if you’re not in the right place at the right time, none of that matters. There may be only one deer season a year, but a deer’s behavior changes radically through the various stages of the season. So, the sure-fire tactic that worked for you in the early season, may not work for you during the pre-rut or rut. To hunt successfully throughout the season, you need to be willing to modify and adapt your hunting styles to experience success.

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Racking up Points - How to Rough Score Your Buck

You’ve just bagged this season’s trophy buck, but how does it measure up to the records?  While there are several scoring systems, each with its own set of rules, to check your whitetail against the classic gauge of success – The Boone & Crockett Club’s scoring system – here are some tips.

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Pick the Right Treestand For the Job

At Summit, we are constantly striving to build the world’s best treestands.  Every waking hour of our engineer’s lives is devoted to the pursuit of the perfect treestand. The truth about stands however is that there’s no such thing.  Stands, like fishing lures or game calls are job specific – you wouldn’t ever head out tuna fishing with a full of bass nor deer hunting with duck calls now would you?  Similarly hunters should equip themselves with the stands that were engineered and built to fit their specific needs.

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Who Owns the Title of Top Whitetail Harvest State?

Many hunters could recite to you top destination states for finding trophy bucks, but just where exactly would you go if you wanted to fill the freezer?

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How To Process Your Own Deer

For a considerable number of hunters, the hunt is about more than just the excitement and the exhilaration of bagging an impressive whitetail; it’s about the meat.  Hunters like to eat what they kill.  But not every hunter will take on the task of processing his or her own deer, often because he or she believes it’s an impossible task, requiring a lot of expertise and expensive equipment.  

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Broadhead Selection

When selecting the perfect broadhead for your hunt, marketing jargon and technical data can leave you scratching your head, but a few basic facts can help take the mystery out of your broadhead selection. First, understand there are two main types of broadheads -- fixed-blade and mechanical.

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Gobbler Guide

A strategic hunt is a successful hunt. Easily predict the location and mood of turkeys by following their regular transitional phases. In early transition, gobblers are competing for hens and quickly respond to calls that resemble the fighting purrs of angry males. Continue using aggressive calls during peak transition to get longbeards fired up, but change your strategy as late season approaches. By this time, intense hunting pressure has made turkeys reluctant to respond to calls other than light clucks and purrs. For the full gobbler guide, visit KnightandHale.com.

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6 Steps To Beating Hunting Pressure

After weeks of hunting pressure, gobblers learn to evade hunters’ strategies. Trying a new approach can help you tag hard-to-catch turkeys. Take advantage of scouting areas other hunters neglect, and use call strategies that differ from overused calls that turkeys learn to avoid. Hunt during midday off periods (in states where legal) and in the rain when most hunters leave grounds open for turkeys to roam without fear. For more tips on beating hunting pressure, read the full story at KnightandHale.com.       

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Turkey Game Camera Strategies

Want to revolutionize your hunt this turkey season? Utilize the same game cameras you trust for tagging trophy-worthy bucks. Strategically place game cameras in multiple locations to scout turkeys’ travel routes, feeding areas, and strut-zones. When gobblers are especially call-shy, you’ll know where to find them. Monitor fields and large open areas during spring mating season to determine peak daytime activity—making your hunt purposeful and your tag rate higher. For additional game camera strategies, visit MoultrieFeeders.com

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Never Miss Again

Following these five tips will enable you to consistently shoot tighter groups with your bow and eliminate costly mistakes that lead to painful misses.

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