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Deer Stand Strategies For Beating Thermals

The trick to beating thermals for both morning and evening hunting opportunities, is to make sure that your deer stand strategies cover you for hunting multiple wind directions for multiple stand sites, in one location. Do your broken terrain, hill country setups pass the test?

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Food Plot Hunting Strategies For Serious Hunters

Hunting a food plot incorrectly can make or break your entire season. If you are serious about keeping your land full of deer for the entire Fall, then these food plot hunting strategies are not an option, they are a necessity.

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Bow Season Opening Day Forecast Strategy

While the gun season opener is more of a sacred day that my heart can't wait to experience every single season, my bow season opening day strategy is guided by the forecast, and not a date on the calendar. This season is no exception and here are 3 strategies to hunt or not-hunt, the annual archery opener.

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3 Spots To Avoid Creating A Food Plot In

Just because it is green and pretty, doesn't mean that it is a great spot to create a food plot. While the temptation may be strong, here are 3 classic food plot locations to avoid, so that you can keep from creating chaos in your herd and hunting strategy this Fall.

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Public Land Buck Bed Hunting

The one secret formula for public land buck bed hunting, is that there is no consistent formula when it comes to scouting, hunting and using buck bedding areas in anyway, on public land. Instead, there are several public land buck bed tactics that you need to pick from to find the right fit for you, this season.

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Hidden Food Plot System

Can you find the Redneck blind that is hidden next to this food plot system? There are 3 food plots, several Switchgrass pockets, Egyptian Wheat plantings, 2 mock scrapes and 1 waterhole. This hidden food plot system is tucked within a 15 acre valley, and allows for a complely non-invasive hunt.

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Deer Census Strategy For Better Hunting

Coming up with a deer census strategy for better hunting in simple terms, can boil down to the phrase, "you can't hunt, what you don't have". Of course, that's pretty darn simple! However, an accurate deer population count at the right time of the year, can provide much more than just a hunting forecast.

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Morning Thermal Deer Hunting Advantage

Count yourself lucky if you live in hilly topography, because the morning thermal deer hunting advantages are very real! Thermals rise when the temperatures do the same, so this offers an incredible set of strategies for the average deer hunter, let alone the seasoned mature buck hunter.

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Why To Use A Vine For A Mock Scrape

Using a vine for a mock scrape, may be the best licking branch that you can find! Why? Because while scouting deer parcels in 22 states for my full time career, two things have become incredibly obvious: Vines are the #1 licking branch and in nature, natural is always best.

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Best 2017 Food Plot Mix

The hottest food plot mix for you in 2017 is impossible to narrow down to any 1 particular blend. In fact, this year I am using 3 blends that combine to create my latest mixes. For over 2 decades my best food plots mixes have had two goals: Season long attraction and forage diversity. 2017 is no different!

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Do Your Habitat Improvements Last All Deer Season?

Dancing fawns, fat does and exploding antlers are all great, but do your habitat improvements last all deer season long? Any holes in your deer habitat improvements during the months of October, November and December can destroy any of your hour herd and hunting goals, so here are some tips to create improvements that last.

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