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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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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...

OK? Okay, Time for a New Arrow

OK? Okay, Time for a New Arrow

OK? Okay, Time for a New Arrow by Darren Choate After having hunted antelope--unsuccessfully--in Arizona, my next hunt will be an archery whitetail hunt in Oklahoma with Bend of the River Outfitters. I will still be using my Mathews Halon 6, but I have scraped my...

Archery Elk Bow Setup, Bowtech BTX-31

Archery Elk Bow Setup, Bowtech BTX-31

Archery Elk Bow Setup, Bowtech BTX-31 by Chad de Alva For my Arizona archery elk hunt, I picked-up a Bowtech BTX-31. The first place I went with my shiny new bow was to the place where all questions archery related are answered; Bull Basin Archery in Flagstaff, AZ. I...

Whitetails Across America 2016

Whitetails Across America 2016

Whitetails Across America: What’s in store for whitetail hunting 2016? by Dana R. Rogers, Editor Whitetail Territory Years ago, I used to “Chase the Rut;” I’d load up my pickup with supplies, stands, decoys, bow, and all the gear it would hold. I would spend several...

Elk Hunting on Public Land

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...

Kansas 11-Point

Kansas 11-Point

Kansas 11-Point by Darren Choate, Editor In Chief Having grown up in the West hunting primarily mule deer and elk, a Midwestern whitetail hunt had never even been in the back of my mind. As a young adult, my hunting passion switched to the pursuit of the Coues...

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5 Tips for Western Big Game Hunting

5 Tips for Western Big Game Hunting | Brian McCombie 5 Tips for Western Big Game Hunting You have just signed up for a guided hunt in the Western states. Or, you have a DIY hunt in the works. Congratulations! A big game hunt in one of our Western states can be the...

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...
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...

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...

Going Guided for Columbia Whitetail

Going Guided for Columbia Whitetail

Going Guided for Columbia Whitetail | Bob Robb Going Guided for Columbia Whitetail Bob Robb takes an opening morning Columbia whitetail buck with outfitter, Taylor Thorp. by Bob Robb If you want a rare Columbia whitetail buck, essentially you need to hire a guide. I...

Environmentally Friendly Hunting

Environmentally Friendly Hunting

Environmentally Friendly Hunting GROUPS AIM TO BOOST NON-LEAD AMMO FOR  ECOSYSTEM HEALTH Wildlife agencies and sportsmen’s groups join coalition encouraging hunters to choose non-lead ammo when hunting. The North American Non-Lead Partnership — formed late last year...

Environmentally Friendly Hunting

Environmentally Friendly Hunting

Environmentally Friendly Hunting GROUPS AIM TO BOOST NON-LEAD AMMO FOR  ECOSYSTEM HEALTH Wildlife agencies and sportsmen’s groups join coalition encouraging hunters to choose non-lead ammo when hunting. The North American Non-Lead Partnership — formed late last year...

Venison Swirl Meatloaf

Venison Swirl Meatloaf

Venison Swirl Meatloaf by Tiffany Haugen  There are countless ways to prepare venison, and grinding it makes it even more versatile. From chili to soups, lasagna to spaghetti, often times it can be substituted directly for beef. To ensure a moist meatloaf, the...

Sous Vide Venison & More

Sous Vide Venison & More

Sous Vide Venison & More by Tiffany Haugen Just when you think you’ve tried every way imaginable to prepare venison, a new gadget comes along. I’ve likely had food cooked “sous vide” (French for “under pressure”) at some point in a restaurant, but wasn’t even...

Sauerbraten & Roasted Red Cabbage

Sauerbraten & Roasted Red Cabbage

Sauerbraten & Roasted Red Cabbage by Tiffany Haugen Pickling is trending high in the world of food these days. Not only does it offer amazing flavors but it contributes to our health with good fermentation bacteria and also makes for an easy preservation method....

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Number 5: Leupold LTO Tracker

Number 5: Leupold LTO Tracker

Top Five Products at SHOT Show 2017 5. Leupold LTO Tracker: The LTO-Tracker is a small, hand-held thermal tracking device that detects heat out to 600-yards. Although it is designed for game recovery, it has many other uses. For example, while walking into your stand...

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Midwest Farm and Field

Midwest Farm and Field

OUTDOOR SOLUTIONS. REIMAGINED. Rethinking the way folks tackle property listings, management and promotion to excel in today’s evolving digital environment. Property Services We specialize in finding you the sporting property of your dreams and if you are looking for...

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Big Game Records

Boone and Crockett Club Announces 'Records of North American Big Game' Big Game Records Big Game Records - The most popular and collectible book series in the Boone and Crockett Club library, Records of North American Big Game is now available in its 13th Edition. It...

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