Preparing for the Whitetail Rut

Posted on by Steve Flores in Hunting Strategy

I know, it’s September, so why are we discussing the November whitetail rut? Good question. It really boils down to getting things done while you have time to get things done. And while most articles will focus on what to do during the rut, I’m going to discuss what you can do now in order to be ready for every whitetail hunters favorite time of year.

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Early Season Trail Camera Strategies

Posted on by Steve Flores in Hunting Strategy, Trail Cameras

Summer is quickly coming to a close and with that comes the opening day of bow season; accompanied by a lot of good intentions and well laid plans. If your game plan doesn’t involve scouting cameras - it should. If it does, here are some early season trail camera strategies to incorporate so that you can get the most out of your surveillance efforts.

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See How Bucks Move with Different Wind Directions and Speeds

Posted on by Jon Livingston in Product News, Hunting Strategy

There's several whitetail studies around on how wind affects or doesn't affect the pattern of deer movement. Some studies say they do, some say they don't. No matter the findings, the reports usually come from a property several states away.

If only they did a wind study on the property you hunt!

Well, DeerLab now puts the data in your hands. We just released a new feature allowing you to see if wind affects your profiled bucks. You get to decide.

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Tips for Using Wind to Hunt Mature Bucks

Posted on by Steve Flores in Hunting Strategy

Most whitetail hunters understand the importance of playing the wind. Deer live and die by their noses so it only makes sense.

Mature bucks are constantly using the wind in order to detect danger and find food (even love). Knowing how they do it during certain times of the year could really make a difference in getting that once in a lifetime shot….or no shot at all.

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Trail Camera Placement Strategies Using Topographic Maps

Posted on by Steve Flores in Hunting Strategy, Trail Cameras

Recently one of my Instagram followers asked me to share with him a few pointers with regard to topo maps. Specifically, how I use them and what I typically look for when hanging a stand. Immediately I saw the connection between hanging stands and hanging scouting cameras. After all, what good is it to hang a stand without first knowing exactly what type of deer are roaming the area? So, as much as this blog is about hanging treestands, it’s even more about finding great locations to hang your trail camera.

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8 Trail Camera Tips That Will Help Produce Better Results

Posted on by Steve Flores in Tips and Tricks, Trail Cameras

There is no denying that trail cameras can be an effective scouting tool which can lead to the demise of your biggest whitetail buck ever or simply a little more meat in your freezer. However, if your game camera isn’t used properly it won’t deliver either one. Here’s 8 trail camera tips that will help you get better results this year.

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Trail Camera Placement Strategies for Different Times of the Year

Posted on by Steve Flores in Trail Cameras

It’s no secret to deer hunters that as the season progresses things change. Food sources, travel routes, available cover and stand placement (just to name a few) all change with the turning of the calendar. So why would anyone think it was a good idea to keep their trail camera hanging in the same location year round? They shouldn’t.

If you’ve made the mistake of leaving your trail cameras hanging on the same tree from opening day until post-rut then it’s time to start looking at the calendar and designing a better trail camera strategy for different seasons.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Custom Painting a Mathews NOCAM HTR Bow

Posted on by Steve Flores in Tips and Tricks

I’ve always been a tinkerer. I think that’s why bowhunting appeals to me so much. There is always something to adjust, test or just play around with when it comes to archery and bowhunting. Most recently, this “playing around” included altering the camo pattern on my bow.

While the previous camo was fine I simply wanted to create something that would blend in better with my surroundings. I also wanted something that no one else had - a UA Ridge Reaper Mathews NOCAM HTR bow. So, I gathered a few items and began to layout the frame work for how I would accomplish my goal.

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