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Whitetail Deer Hunting Across North America

Whitetail Deer Hunting Across North America | Patrick Meitin Whitetail Deer Hunting Across North America by Patrick Meitin North America’s white-tailed deer has emerged as the world’s most popular big-game species. No other big-game animal has created such an economic...

Texas Deer Hunting: Whitetails

Texas Deer Hunting: Whitetails | Ryan Burrus Texas Deer Hunting: Whitetails by Ryan Burrus Whitetail deer hunting in the Lonestar State is unlike hunting anywhere else, largely in part due to the sheer size. Texas covers 268,586 square miles. For reference, Delaware,...

Bowhunting Whitetails, East to West

Bowhunting Whitetails, East to West | Bob Robb Bowhunting Whitetails, East to West I’ve been fortunate enough to have hunted whitetails across their range in North America, from Canada to the Carolinas, Montana to Mississippi. I’ve often been asked what the difference...

Guided Whitetail Deer Hunts

Guided Whitetail Deer Hunts | Bob Robb Guided Whitetail Deer Hunts The Truth About Guided Whitetail Deer Hunts by Bob Robb While DIY hunting is all the rage these days – and certainly, my favorite – there is a time and place to seriously consider going guided. That’s...

Iowa Whitetail, Outside the Fence At Timberghost

Iowa Whitetail, Outside the Fence at Timberghost | Tim Neal Iowa Whitetail, Outside the Fence at Timberghost The author embarks on an Iowa whitetail deer hunting adventure with Timberghost Outfitters. by Tim Neal Flying back from an unsuccessful caribou hunt in...

Elk Hunting on Public Land

Elk Hunting on Public Land | Mark Kayser Elk Hunting on Public Land Elk hunting on public land can be difficult, yet rewarding. by Mark Kayser, Editor Western Big Game The rock group Europe’s song “The Final Countdown” was beginning to play in my head as I slipped...

Nebraska Deer Hunting Adventure

Nebraska Deer Hunting Adventure | Mark Kayser Nebraska Deer Hunting Adventure Nebraska deer hunting -- whitetail with a muzzleloader -- can be quite the adventure. By Mark Kayser I couldn’t have scripted the hunt any better. Whitetails -- Dakota -- were filing out one...

Coues Whitetail

Coues Whitetail AKA the Coues, Coos, Cows by Darren Choate, Editor In Chief In the desert mountains of the Southwest lives a unique sub-species of the whitetail deer family, the Coues White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus couesi). The deer received its name from...

Texas Whitetail Deer Hunting | Panhandle Bucks

Texas Whitetail Deer Hunting | Panhandle Bucks | Mark Kayser Texas Whitetail Deer Hunting | Panhandle Bucks Texas whitetail deer hunting...there's nothing else like it! by Mark Kayser Only one state holds the title for the birth of modern whitetail hunting: Texas....

Midwest Whitetail, Kansas Adventure

Elk Hunting on Public Land | Mark Kayser Elk Hunting on Public Land Elk hunting on public land can be difficult, yet rewarding. by Mark Kayser, Editor Western Big Game The rock group Europe’s song “The Final Countdown” was beginning to play in my head as I slipped...

Idaho Whitetail Deer Hunting

Texas Whitetail Deer Hunting | Panhandle Bucks | Mark Kayser Texas Whitetail Deer Hunting | Panhandle Bucks Texas whitetail deer hunting...there's nothing else like it! by Mark Kayser Only one state holds the title for the birth of modern whitetail hunting: Texas....

Trophy Whitetail Bucks

Guided Whitetail Deer Hunts | Bob Robb Guided Whitetail Deer Hunts The Truth About Guided Whitetail Deer Hunts by Bob Robb While DIY hunting is all the rage these days – and certainly, my favorite – there is a time and place to seriously consider going guided. That’s...


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That Time of the Year

That Time of the Year

That Time of the Year by Jaqub Gurule It was that time of the year again. Time to start reloading and checking my checklist to make sure, I had all my things together. This October was my fifth year of being diagnosed with MS. I am driven to succeed at my passions; MS...

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Chasing 300 FPS, for the Little Guy

Freezer Full of Meat and a Thousand Elk Lessons Learned by Chad de Alva Opening morning found me rallying down a dirt road to meet up with a friend, Colton Choate, who had graciously offered to guide my rookie self. Within minutes of linking up with Colton, we were...

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Archery Coues Challenge by Steven Satran Archery is never easy; it takes focus, patience, skill, and practice to succeed. Hunting is the same way; you need to have the motivation to get through limited sleep, hours of driving on roads that vary from wide open...

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Choosing Hearing Protection | Josh Lantz Much to Consider When Choosing Electronic Hearing Protection Electronic earmuffs are popular with shooting sports enthusiasts. What models are best for you? By Josh Lantz What’s an Electronic Earmuff? An electronic earmuff fits...

Trail Camera: Hide & Seek

Trail Camera: Hide & Seek | Darren Choate Trail Camera: Hide & Seek by Darren Choate For me, checking trail cameras reminds me of what Christmas as a kid felt like -- you never knew what you would unveil while unwrapping gifts. Now, it's the long wait or...

Poaching, Its Consequences

Poaching, Its Consequences | Bob Robb Poaching, Its Consequences by Bob Robb Talk about being between a rock and a hard place. One of my hunting buddies, back in the day, turned out to be a poacher. When I found out, I found myself on the horns of a dilemma – do I say...

Nemo First Lite Field Collection, Coming Soon 2019

Nemo First Lite Field Collection, Coming Soon 2019 Nemo First Lite Field Collection, Coming Soon 2019 Exploring untraveled paths and wild territories opens our minds, sharpens our wits, lifts our spirits, and brings us closer to the people we depend on. We find...

Urine-based Scents to be Banned; Louisiana Hunters and Sportsmen – ACT NOW!

Urine-based Scents to be Banned; Louisiana Hunters and Sportsmen – ACT NOW! LOUISIANA IS CONSIDERING A BAN ON NATURAL DEER URINE BECAUSE OF MISCONCEPTIONS AROUND CWD (CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE). Dear Louisiana Hunters and Sportsmen, We need your help. The Louisiana...

Meet Zach Bowhay, NEW Editor In Chief

Meet Zach Bowhay, NEW Editor In Chief Meet Zach Bowhay, NEW Editor In Chief We are excited to announce that we have a new Editor In Chief at Western Whitetail. Past EIC and Founder, Darren Choate is passing the torch to Bowhay as he sets his focus on other important...

Get in the Groove

Get in the Groove | Darren Choate Get in the Groove by Darren Choate A few years ago I was hunting deer with a friend. Not having much luck one day, we ended up at a small cafe for a bite to eat. While we were talking and waiting for our food, I reached for my left...

Nameless: Giant DIY Public Land Whitetail Buck

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Mr. Curly: 178-inch Texas Whitetail

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Strengthening Your Archery Muscles

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Poaching, Its Consequences

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Nemo Spike Storm

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Maven B.2 11×45 Binocular

Maven B.2 11×45 Binocular

Maven B.2 11x45 Binocular Maven B.2 11x45 Binocular The Maven B.2 11x45 binocular is an Abbe-Koenig prism binocular constructed on a magnesium-body and is nitrogen-filled. The lenses offer excellent light transmission (~95%) and are both scratch and oil resistant....

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Dead Center Archery Products Pro Bow Balancer

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Primos Double Bull SurroundView 360 Blind

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NEW | Primos Double Bull SurroundView 360 Blind FEATURES The revolutionary Primos Double Bull SurroundView 360 Blind is the Blind Without A Blind Spot™. It’s constructed with exclusive one-way see-through walls that let you see all of your surroundings without being...

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Exo Mountain Gear K3500

Exo Mountain Gear K3500

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Sig Sauer KILO2200MR by Darren Choate, Editor In Chief On every hunt I was on in 2017--whether it was archery or rifle; elk, antelope or deer--the one gear item I could not live without was my rangefinder, a Sig Sauer KILO2200MR. The KILO2200MR provides distance...

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