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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

Midwest Whitetail, Kansas Adventure | Bob Robb Midwest Whitetail, Kansas Adventure The Midwest whitetail inhabits the central regions of the US from Colorado to Minnesota. by Bob Robb For a reasonable chance at a trophy-class Midwest whitetail buck, there are few...

Idaho Whitetail Deer Hunting

Idaho Whitetail Deer Hunting | Scott Haugen Idaho Whitetail Deer Hunting Editor, Scott Haugen Doubles While Hunting Whitetail Deer in Idaho by Scott Haugen Idaho Whitetail Deer Hunting | Positioned overlooking a rose hip-choked bench, it was obvious whitetails had...

Trophy Whitetail Bucks

Trophy Whitetail Bucks | Mark Kayser Trophy Whitetail Bucks A Trail to a Trophy by Mark Kayser “I think he’ll go 180 inches or better,” one of my hunting partners stated with a straight face. That’s all it took; he had my full attention. I trusted his judgment on the...


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Are You Tuff Enough? by Brian Curtis THE STORY Many of us have loved ones, friends or know someone whose life has been affected by breast cancer. The physical and emotional challenges of battling this disease are difficult and strenuous not only for those directly...

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Epic Tuna Adventure

Epic Tuna Adventure Don’t let your assumption of last minute travel prices foil your adventuring spirit. Epic Tuna Adventure by Shelton Boggess Whenever I heard about someone having a last-minute opportunity to go on a cool fishing or hunting trip and they jumped on a...

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...

Give Elk Hunting a Try

Give Elk Hunting a Try

Give Elk Hunting a Try by Rodney Evans As I settled the pin on the target, my mind wandered. It was 98-degrees in Georgia in the middle of July, but none of that mattered. Continuing to aim, I focused my mind on getting prepared for my September 1st date in Colorado...

Chasing 300 FPS, for the Little Guy

Chasing 300 FPS, for the Little Guy

Chasing 300 FPS, for the Little Guy Speed doesn’t have to be a big guy’s game. by Darren Choate, Editor In Chief Chasing 300 fps? I remember when I first started bowhunting; it was right around the time I became a teenager. During my teens, I spent countless hours...

Hunting Draw Odds, the Truth

Hunting Draw Odds, the Truth

Hunting Draw Odds If you are one of the many Western Hunters that applies to hunt several states each year, then you understand the importance of having the best hunting draw odds data at your disposal. To draw Western hunts, the Western Hunter needs more than the...

A Coues Quest

A Coues Quest

A Coues Quest A Whitetail hunt gone Western! by Darren Choate, Editor In Chief After glassing a group of deer well over a mile away, but knowing there was a good buck in the group, I made the long journey their way. The route took me across the desert floor, followed...

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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

Nameless: Giant DIY Public Land Whitetail Buck | The Element by The Element After hunting private parcels out of state for over a dozen years, Tyler Jones of The Element makes the best of a bad wind, deciding to go hunt public land in Kansas and it pays off in a big...

Mr. Curly: 178-inch Texas Whitetail

Mr. Curly: 178-inch Texas Whitetail | Ryan Burrus Mr. Curly: 178-inch Texas Whitetail by Ryan Burrus Take a step back in time to 2010. It was August in Texas and it was HOT! My cameras had been out for a month trying to help me compile my hit list for the season. We...

Strengthening Your Archery Muscles

Strengthening Your Archery Muscles | Samantha Lance Strengthening Your Archery Muscles by Samantha Lance Have you ever picked up your bow after a long hiatus of shooting, and realize that you have trouble drawing it? Or perhaps you are a beginning shooter and don’t...

Wyoming Deer Hunt in Hot Weather

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Poaching, Its Consequences

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...

Meet Zach Bowhay, NEW Editor In Chief

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

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...

Poaching, Its Consequences

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...

Are You Tuff Enough?

Are You Tuff Enough?

Are You Tuff Enough? by Brian Curtis THE STORY Many of us have loved ones, friends or know someone whose life has been affected by breast cancer. The physical and emotional challenges of battling this disease are difficult and strenuous not only for those directly...

Grand Canyon: The Complete Experience

Grand Canyon: The Complete Experience

Grand Canyon: The Complete Experience by Kristin Hooten The Grand Canyon spans 277 miles, which is a far more vast area to explore than just inside the National Park Boundaries. The following POI suggestions are all in the Grand Canyon; however, a few are outside of...

Ski Mountaineering

Ski Mountaineering

Ski Mountaineering ...the opportunity to take this class opened my eyes to a completely new sport during a time of year that I otherwise dread. Off Season Alternatives, Ski Mountaineering By Shelton Boggess In Alaska, there are two things to do in the winter: build a...

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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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Top 5 Show Season Products

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The Top 5 Products from Show Season 2018 by Darren Choate, Editor In Chief 5 | Sig Sauer Zulu9 15x56 Bino "Ultra-premium mid to long range binocular utilizes the unique and efficient Abbe-Koenig prism designed to produce the highest in light transmission and...

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Dead Center Archery Products Pro Bow Balancer

Dead Center Archery Products Pro Bow Balancer

Dead Center Archery Products Pro Bow Balancer The Dead Center Archery Products Pro Bow Balancer is a revolutionary tool to take the guess work out of stabilizer and weight configuration and eliminates the notion of "Close Enough." Proper balance Does Matter when it...

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Primos Double Bull SurroundView 360 Blind

Primos Double Bull SurroundView 360 Blind

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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15×56 mm HD Binocular from Meopta

15×56 mm HD Binocular from Meopta

15x56 mm HD Binocular, the Meopta MeoStar® A 15x56 mm HD binocular--Meopta developed the MeoStar® 15x56 mm HD to be a great long-range binocular that works well in low-light. The 56mm objective, as well as their proprietary lens coatings are designed to deliver...

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Danner Powderhorn Hunting Boots

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Danner Powderhorn Hunting Boots Danner Powderhorn hunting boots will get you in and out of the backcountry, as well as everywhere in between. by Darren Choate, Editor In Chief This season, I put the Danner Powderhorns to the test, while hunting a diversity of terrain....

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Exo Mountain Gear K3500

Exo Mountain Gear K3500

Exo Mountain Gear K3500 by Darren Choate, Editor In Chief The Exo Mountain Gear K3500 is a highly adaptable pack constructed from 500d Cordura and 420d Diamond Ripstop. Its standard 3500 cubic inches makes it perfect for day hunting, while its extended capacity of...

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Mobile Scouting – onXmaps Hunt

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Mobile Scouting With onXmaps Hunt Summer is right around the corner, which means it's time to get your scout on. Regardless if you are pursuing Midwest whitetails or elk in the West, we all understand the importance of knowing our quarry and its behavior. While a few...

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