• 2014-10-01 17:27:43

    Hunting the Dregs of Summer Patterns Yields a Trophy

    By cbrodie


    Since July, Tennessee hunter Kerry B. Wix has been watching a bachelor group on his trail cameras. The regulars included a pair of solid

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  • 2014-10-01 14:41:21

    Bucks Shifting to Lower Elevations

    By cbrodie

    This behemoth non-typical from Wyoming was photographed last week 12 yards from a bowhunting stand, according to Wind River Whitetails Mike Rinehart. Deer here near Riverton, Wyoming, and elsewhere across

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  • 2014-09-30 21:10:52

    The Combines Are Rolling. You Should Be Hunting

    By AlexRobinson

    It has started in the Upper Midwest: the annual harvest of corn and soybeans that busies combines, fills grain bins, and helps my neighbor’s farms stay

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  • 2014-09-30 20:55:37

    Heat Limits Movement to Dawn and Dusk

    By AlexRobinson

    Overall activity status: Opening weekend of the Texas archery season was warm across the state. High temperatures reached the 90s in the southern counties. Friend Ronnie Parsons arrowed a fine 10-point on opening morning in west-central Texas, his 40th P&Y whitetail! I’ll give more details on his buck in my next report. He was the only one of my contacts

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  • 2014-09-30 20:46:46

    Food Still the Biggest Temptation for Bucks

    By AlexRobinson

    Arkansas’ archery season opened last Saturday, adding to the growing list of states with open seasons. The woods are starting to look more and more like autumn, and the smaller trees are starting to get scraped up by buck antlers.

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  • 2014-09-29 21:36:46

    Changing Weather Gets Big Bucks Moving

    By AlexRobinson

    Lingering hot, humid weather over much of the Great Plains for the last several days has put a damper on deer movement. Most of the whitetails I see from my stand or on camera are active in the morning, and then mostly before shooting light, and they are still hitting acorns hard. I’ve

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  • 2014-09-29 21:31:27

    Early Scrapes and a Bumper Acorn Crop

    By AlexRobinson



    Overall activity status: I hunted both Saturday morning and evening and saw deer both

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  • 2014-09-29 19:15:27

    How to Hunt the Localized Rut

    By AlexRobinson

    Remember those bell-shaped curves we used to study in high school? Biologists have proven that buck activity follows such a curve fairly predictably each fall. Using velvet-shed as the starting point, we see a gradual and steadily increase in rub-making, scraping, and overall activity through the rut peak, then tail off as fewer and fewer does are left to breed.

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  • 2014-09-26 13:41:11

    Hit-and-Miss Conditions for the Weekend

    By cbrodie

    Overall Activity Status: Although we’ve had some cool evenings over the past week, the daytime weather has been rather hot and stale, with a persistent

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  • 2014-09-26 13:24:00

    A Slow Ramping Up in Activity

    By cbrodie

    Overall Activity Status: Deer activity is a difficult thing to call now, because first there must be a general agreement about what constitutes levels of activity. What makes this most difficult is that deer activity is perceived differently in different parts of the region. Deer move to get food. If you happen to be afield at whatever time deer are feeding you might assume a high level of deer

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