Hunting Tactics

With the buildup every spring and summer, it's easy to get so excited in the first few weeks of deer season that we create problems for ourselves that can linger for weeks or months. DDH Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt explains how to overcome these mistakes to be a more successful deer hunter.

Among the questions asked every deer season is about how to hunt pressured bucks. Whether you're on public or private land, deer pressured by hunters or other influences can become tough to hunt. Steve Bartylla gives his expert tips on how to hunt matured pressured bucks in Hunt 'em Big.

The tactics, observations and opportunities you use in September won't still be true in November. Can you keep up with changing deer seasons?

To hunt Mr. Big during the rut, you have to understand what he's after and where he will be. Obviously the big bucks, and even smaller ones, are seeking and chasing does. Steve Bartylla provides his best tips for hunting big bucks during the whitetail rut in this episode of Hunt 'em Big.

The spot-and-stalk strategy is one of those “hope you ate your Wheaties” approaches to hunting, but that’s what it takes to make a shot on mule deer in Utah.

How to find big bucks one of the first questions on many hunters’ minds. Start by identifying these four factors for the best chance at spotting Mr. Big.

Ground blinds are becoming more popular, but can they really offer a better hunting experience than a treestand? Take a look in this full episode of Deer & Deer Hunting TV.

The best weather for deer hunting doesn't quite exist. The weather matters much less than the hunter's ability to adapt to whatever Mother Nature has in store.

Mule deer on a whitetail hunting show? That’s right. Even as white-tailed deer push ever westward, mule deer are still common in the West. Fortunately for whitetail hunters, filling a mule deer tag requires similar gear, and some states allow hunters to take either species.

Too many hunters do the same thing year in and year out, hoping something different will happen. If you’re not willing to change, your chances of success probably won’t, either. Learn how to break out of your rut in this full episode of Deer & Deer Hunting TV.

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