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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...


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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...

Mountain Lion Adventure

Mountain Lion Adventure

Mountain Lion Adventure by Bryan Campos Central Nevada offers an array of wildlife ranging from deer, elk, antelope, bighorn sheep, bear, coyote, bobcats, and mountain lion. It’s rare to come across felines such as bobcats and mountain lions out in the wild. Most...

Last Minute Muley

Last Minute Muley

Last Minute Muley by Thomas Grill Due to work obligations, I was allotted very little down time this past hunting season. It was already the middle of Wyoming’s deer rifle season, and I was chomping at the bit to get a chance to go hunting. With a few open days in my...

Rainy, Reindeer Adventure

Rainy, Reindeer Adventure

Rainy, Reindeer Adventure by Tim Neal  When I told my wife that I had booked a hunt through Jim Shockey Hunting Adventures at the SCI show, “You booked a hunt where and for what?” was her response. I said that I was going to the Aleutian Islands to archery hunt...

To Top It Off

To Top It Off

To Top It Off With a rifle Coues tag in my pocket, and a custom rifle in my hands, I was in need of a riflescope to top it off. by Darren Choate Hunting Coues deer, and more precisely, shooting at Coues deer is a complicated and challenging feat. First, the target is...

First Day Coues

First Day Coues

First Day Coues by Conrad Sheley My hunt began in January 2016. I love chasing Coues deer during the rut and I've taken three Pope and Young bucks doing just that. This year was different; I wasn’t hunting alone, my wife, son, and father decided that they also wanted...

A Whitetail Plan

A Whitetail Plan

A Whitetail Plan “I love it when a well-laid out plan comes together!” by Darren Choate, Editor In Chief As I prepared for the 12-hour trip to Oklahoma facing me the next day, I happened to check my Facebook feed. Greg Allen, owner of Bend of the River Outfitters in...

On Our Own on the Arizona Strip

On Our Own on the Arizona Strip

On Our Own on the Arizona Strip by Armando J. Ruiz I couldn’t believe it happened. We had applied for the coveted Arizona Strip, and we drew tags. I was beyond disbelief; yet, I was excited beyond words for the opportunity to chase giant mule deer bucks in one of the...

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Choosing Hearing Protection

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...

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...

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....

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...
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...

Nameless: Giant DIY Public Land Whitetail Buck

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

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

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

Wyoming Deer Hunt in Hot Weather

Wyoming Deer Hunt in Hot Weather | Bob Robb Wyoming Deer Hunt in Hot Weather by Bob Robb Hunting southeastern Wyoming one October conditions went from bad to worse, meaning windy as heck to mega hot, with daytime temps pushing 90 degrees. The answer? Forget the spot...

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...

Leftover Big Game Tags Still Available

Leftover Big Game Tags Still Available

Leftover Big Game Tags Still Available The Arizona Game and Fish Department has advised that there are still a lot of big game tags available for those that were unsuccessful in this year’s draw. For deer there are 1,614 leftover tags available, but they are mostly...

BLM Ponders What to do With Coal-bed Methane Roads

BLM Ponders What to do With Coal-bed Methane Roads

BLM Ponders What to do With Coal-bed Methane Roads CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is studying what to do with 600 miles (960 kilometers) of roads that once served the Power River Basin's coal-bed methane industry. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the...

The Grand Canyon: A Sneak Peak in Depth

The Grand Canyon: A Sneak Peak in Depth

The Grand Canyon: A Sneak Peak in Depth by Kristin Hooten It is no mystery why the Grand Canyon is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world. With nearly six million visitors annually, the Grand Canyon National Park is an exquisite site with views that...

Dave Brinker: Country Road

Dave Brinker: Country Road

Music From An Outdoorsman's Perspective, Dave Brinker by Darren Choate, Editor In Chief While traveling for "Show Season," I spent a few evenings out with friends at one event or another. On one such night, I ended up with an opportunity to hear a new, up-and-comer to...

Mountain Money Match

Mountain Money Match

You're invited to our latest exciting event at Mill Creek Shooting Resort When: July 8 and 9 Where: Saguache, Colorado Shoot cool in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. BULLETS BBQ AND A HUGE PARTY is how our match will go down. REGISTER TODAY! The Match Our goal when...

GEAR SPOTLIGHTS

Sig Sauer KILO2200MR

Sig Sauer KILO2200MR

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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Loading Your Exo Mountain Backpack

Loading Your Exo Mountain Backpack

Loading Your Exo Mountain Backpack How to properly load your Exo Mountain Backpack... In this new video, Steve Speck walks you through how to properly load your gear in to an Exo Mountain Gear pack. There are also some backcountry gear tips in the video as well.

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Mobile Scouting – onXmaps Hunt

Mobile Scouting – onXmaps Hunt

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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Prepare Now for a Better Deer Season with Advantage Blinds

Prepare Now for a Better Deer Season with Advantage Blinds

Prepare Now for a Better Deer Season with Advantage Blinds The steps you take in the Spring, can make a huge difference in what kind of deer season you have next fall. And one of the best ways to improve the odds of success next season is to install Advantage...

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The Hunting Plot That Keeps On Giving

The Hunting Plot That Keeps On Giving

New Evolved Harvest Shot Plot Grows Tons Of Sweet, Late-Season Forage For Deer Hunting Plot Baton Rouge, LA (March 9, 2017) – Brassicas are a family of fast-growing leafy-green forage annuals that include turnips, beets, rapes and kales. In addition to their highly...

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Exo Mountain Gear: K² 2000 Daypack

Exo Mountain Gear: K² 2000 Daypack

K² 2000 Daypack, from Exo Mountain Gear The K² 2000 is designed specifically with the day hunter in mind — focusing on ease of use and quick access. Product Description Built and ready to haul! The 2000 bag on the K² frame is ready to haul heavy loads at any given...

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Number 1: Sig KILO 850/1250 Rangefinders

Number 1: Sig KILO 850/1250 Rangefinders

Top Five Products at SHOT Show 2017 1. Sig KILO 850 and 1250 Rangefinders: Although these two new rangefinders were released in mid-2016, their impact on the market cannot be overlooked. Sig's KILO 2000 capabilities are designed with the extreme long-range hunter in...

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Number 2: Swarovski X5(i) Rifle Scope

Number 2: Swarovski X5(i) Rifle Scope

Top Five Products at SHOT Show 2017 2. Swarovski X5(i) Rifle Scope: Backed by the Swarovski reputation and warranty, the X5i has all of the features required for the long range hunter. The spring retention system offers a wide range of adjustment, making it extreme...

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Number 3: Stealth Cam DS4K

Number 3: Stealth Cam DS4K

Top Five Products at SHOT Show 2017 3. Stealth Cam DS4K: This new trail-camera is capable of taking images at 30 megapixels; yes, you read that correctly, 30 megapixels! With an image that size, you can create a mural with your favorite image on your living room wall....

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Number 4: Danner Powderhorn

Number 4: Danner Powderhorn

Top Five Products at SHOT Show 2017 4. Danner Powderhorn: Available as a non-insulated, 400G and 1000G, this new boot covers the gamut of Western and Whitetail hunters. It's stitchdown design is perfect for durability in rough, rugged terrain. The full-grain leather...

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