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Hidden Gems: The Rewards and Strategies of Shed Hunting

shed antlers

Shed hunting, searching for discarded antlers, has gained popularity among hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Beyond being a thrilling off-season activity, shed hunting offers many benefits, from providing insights into the local deer population to serving as a valuable scouting tool. Yet, there are still a few insights into shed hunting that hunters should consider before going on their treasure hunt.

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Nurturing Your Winter Deer Herd: The Crucial Role of Food and Supplements

pouring deer food

As winter blankets the landscape, deer enthusiasts and hunters alike turn their attention to the well-being of whitetail deer herds during the colder months. This time of year was once a period for hunters to become bored and often fall victim to a strong case of cabin fever. However, in recent years, hunters have gained respect for the winter months and witnessed their off-season results of taking the time to care for the wildlife pay off

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Late Season Buck Hunting Strategies

Randy Birdsong with buck

Late in the season, deer are primarily driven by the need for food to survive harsh winter conditions. Randy Birdsong, a seasoned hunter from Headhunters TV, emphasizes the importance of targeting food sources during this time. 

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Late-Season Deer Hunting with Terry Drury

Terry Drury in ScentLok

While recently visiting with Terry Drury of Drury Outdoors to talk late-season deer hunting tactics, I had to ask about his giant 216” Missouri monster. If you haven’t already watched the sneak peek on Drury’s Deer Cast or their YouTube channel, you must see this massive buck, Terry’s largest buck to date

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Holiday Shepherd's Pie

shepards pie done

Shepperd’s pie is known as a hearty Irish dish that can be made in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day but living in the Midwest, I have made it a go-to winter comfort food dish around the holidays. Generally, we have fresh venison as well as carrots, potatoes and herbs we harvested from our garden so this the perfect recipe utilizing the resources we have around our house. Regardless of where you get your ingredients, this is a perfect hearty holiday meal that is a big hit with friends and family.

 

 

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Complete Odor Management from the Get-Go

ScentLok 4X Laundry Detergent

ScentLok has been unlocking the secrets of successful scent control for over a quarter century.

In roundabout numbers, 11 million hunters pursue 30 million whitetail deer in North America annually. That’s three highly efficient noses in the air for every trio of us stinking up the woods. Consider, too, researchers say a whitetail deer’s sense of smell is 500 to 1,000 times more acute than a human, and scientists support that by noting whitetails have thousands of nasal receptors that can sort up to six smells at once…and it makes you want to climb back in the rack.

Somehow, however, about 40% of us are successful each year. Odds are those guys and gals take careful consideration to mitigate human scent. And a share of those folks trust ScentLok.

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All Day Sits In November With Nate Hosie

Hunter in tree stand

Sweet November, as some hunters refer to it, is when the highly anticipated whitetail rut creates the fire behind many hunters' passion for hunting, even if it takes sitting all day. I sought the expertise from Nate Hosie of Headhunters TV, who has been partnered with ScentLok for many years. 

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Saddle Hunt for More Success

SADDLE HUNTER CLIMBING TREE

Michigan's record-holding whitetail bowhunter & ScentLok® design the perfect saddle suit.

The latest saddle hunting apparel redesign – the ScentLok Saddle Hunter Jacket and Pant – incorporates everything I’ve learned over the years saddle hunting,” says Eberhart.

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