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The Novice Bow Hunter

The Novice Bow Hunter

One of the biggest draws of bow hunting is that it has a longer season than other forms of hunting—usually before as well as after firearms season. Bow hunting’s biggest challenge is that it requires practice, dedication, and skill. Maybe you’ve decided to accept...

‘Plotting’ Your Whitetail Season

‘Plotting’ Your Whitetail Season

We don’t mean ‘plotting and planning.’ We’re talking about planning your plot—as in your food plot! Food plots are among the best ways to lure deer out of thick cover and into shooting range. While it sounds like a simple concept, here are some tips and strategies...

Ambush Hunting

Ambush Hunting

Most likely, you’re familiar with the term ‘ambush hunting,’ since most whitetail deer in the country are harvested using this technique. Here are a few tips and reminders that might give you a leg up this season. As you may know, the basic premise of ambush...

Shed Hunting at Oak Creek

Shed Hunting at Oak Creek

Sheds Given the number of absolutely insanely huge bucks at Oak Creek, I assumed the ranch would have a huge collection of sheds somewhere. They don’t. In fact, Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch Preserve Manger, Jacob Osborne, assures me employees of the ranch seldom – if...

Deer Bathmats

Deer Bathmats

Deer Bathmats   “What are those? Bathmats of some kind?” I asked of the neon green sheets of what looked like squares of Astroturf stacked in the back of Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch Assistant Manager Jacob Osborn’s truck. Jacob responded that they were feed then...