Category Archives: Hunting Tips

Stage a Deer Drive to Locate Deer to Take with Your CVA Muzzleloader

Through my many years of finding deer to hunt with my muzzleloader, I’ve learned that using bedding-area deer drives can be productive and that identifying a buck’s scrape line may or may not work to locate bucks. * Hold a … Continue reading

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Hunt Bucks with Your CVA Muzzleloader by Learning Where Deer Stay

Food, water, fear and sex are forces that motivate deer and determine their behavior. Here are some ideas from longtime deer hunters about where deer like to hold. * Realize deer often overcome many obstacles to feed on their favorite … Continue reading

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Hunt Bucks with Your CVA Muzzleloader by Learning Where Deer Stay

Food, water, fear and sex are forces that motivate deer and determine their behavior. Here are some ideas from longtime deer hunters about where deer like to hold. * Realize deer often overcome many obstacles to feed on their favorite … Continue reading

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How Duck Hunting Info Can Help You To Take Bucks With Your CVA Muzzleloader

Many public-hunting areas are open for waterfowl season during deer season. Often public-hunting regions have specific days set aside for gun deer hunting. On these days, you often can hunt waterfowl and small game. In many public-hunting areas, you’ll find … Continue reading

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How to Apply Private Land Scouting Tactics to Public Lands

If you’re hunting private land, you can save a lot of boot leather by spending time with the landowner and a map. The landowner can show you ponds, creeks, crops, acorn trees and bedding sites on his property. He’s on … Continue reading

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TV Host Travis Johnson Scouts and Hunts Three Places at Once

I do most of my scouting on foot. I look for trails, tracks, droppings, bedding areas and feeding sites. Once I have the deer patterned in an area, I’ll pick out three stand sites and the trees where I most … Continue reading

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Muzzleloading Hunters and the Two Man Deer Drive

Muzzleloader season for deer arrives early in many states. Usually after the first day or two of the season, the bucks know where the hunters are moving and the areas where there’s hunting pressure they need to avoid. Most often … Continue reading

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Remember Deer Become Nervous When They Can’t See or Hear the Hunter

I’ve learned over the years that deer see more hunters than hunters see deer. I learned this lesson 30-50 years ago when we put on dog-deer drives in my home state of Alabama. Back then, dog hunting for deer was … Continue reading

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Muzzleloading Within 300 Yards of the Main Road on Public Lands to Find Bucks

A good friend of mine, used to hunt public land exclusively. When I asked him how he was taking deer on public land, he explained, “One of my favorite places to hunt is within 300 yards of the main road … Continue reading

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Use Quality Batteries in Trail Cameras and Attract More Deer

I never have understood why hunters would buy really-nice trail cameras and put the cheapest batteries they could buy in those trail cameras. Then they wondered why those batteries died all the time, or why the cameras quit making good … Continue reading

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