This brute of a 10-pointer was shot by the author on a Wisconsin, big woods deer hunt.

Buck Lessons: Pt. 2
Posted on August 15, 2014

Learning from a Master Some people frown on guided hunting trips thinking that it is somehow cheating to hunt other than on your own. The vast majority of my hunts are solo affairs, but every once in a while, I go on an outfitted hunt just to spice things up … more

This Illinois 12 pointer was shot by the author after another hunter ruined his morning hunt in another location.

Buck Lessons: Pt 1
Posted on August 13, 2014

Most of the readers have seen bowhunting articles on lessons learned the hard way. Over the years I’ve written a few of those kinds of articles myself and actually find them sort of painful to compose. Conjuring up those memories of hunts that went sour due to my blunders is … more

The author arrowed this nice buck on her 25-acre Pennsylvania farm. She ambushed the deer as it exited the bedding area she had made.

Bucks and Core Range
Posted on February 21, 2014

    Bucks and Core Range Cracking the mystery behind where bucks prefer to live during the critical part of the hunting season. By Lisa Price   A couple years ago, I had occasion to interview a hunter from Texas who’d arrowed a record-breaker. I figured it would be another … more

After putting in her time in a blind, Jamie finally arrowed this nice buck with a perfect 40-yard shot.

High-Desert Paradise-Part II
Posted on January 14, 2014

High-Desert Paradise-Part II, to read Part I, click here! When it comes to big mulie bucks and remote country, nothing tops a hunt to Arizona’s Strip district. By Dick Tone Sticking It Out The rains persisted and it did not look like the area was going to dry out anytime … more

The author and his bomber Illinois non-typical, which offered a hunting experience he'll never forget.

Illinois Brute
Posted on December 10, 2013

    After many ups and downs, this bowhunter finally gets his crack at a true one-of-a-kind monster buck.  Story and photos by Matt Frane It all started in August when my friend Jack was riding his four-wheeler out behind his property when, all of a sudden, a buck jumped … more

The wilderness can be rugged and unforgiving, but with the right mental focus you can accomplish anything.

Fear- Part I
Posted on November 7, 2013

Part I of two. Make sure you check back next week for Part II! The Mental Side The power of the mind can be amazing, but if your focus is on things like fear rather than success, you can kiss your hunt goodbye. Here are some tips to help you … more

Ron Way’s buck had enormous antler height, with G2s and G3s measuring well beyond 12 inches each.

Miracle Buck Part II
Posted on October 2, 2013

Conclusion to Miracle Buck Part I, posted last week. Click here to read Part I.  A Second Chance The next morning found me back in the same stand, hoping for another opportunity, a miracle you could say. Matt was insistent that this buck was still in the woods and “we … more

I harvested this Wisconsin buck on September 22, 2007. He came out to an alfalfa field with another nice buck. The two bucks had been fighting back in the woods, prior to coming out. After watching the deer for several minutes, I was able to close the deal with a perfect shot.

A Non-Typical Evening
Posted on January 8, 2013

This ordinary Saturday in September ended with a monster non-typical buck on the ground for this whitetail hunter!   My arms were beginning to weaken with each passing second as adrenaline surged through my body. I had been at full draw for at least a minute, and the huge Wisconsin … more