Best Deer Hunting Tips: Practice Your Kill Shots

Published on October 2, 2015 by Alan Clemons

Deer hunters are great at practicing with their guns or bow and arrows to establish form and confidence. But you also should be practicing your kill shots from stands, ground blinds and unusual positions with your hunting clothing on to be confident in those situations.

In this episode of Hunt ’em Big, host and veteran bowhunter Steve Bartylla explains some of his best hunting tips for building confidence with your bow before you get into the woods. His top piece of advice? Practice!


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Maximize Your Season Plans With the 2015 Whitetails Wall Calendar!

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From Deer & Deer Hunting magazine, the 2015 Whitetails Wall Calendar features the work of deer researchers Wayne Laroche and Charlie Alsheimer, who reveal the 2015 whitetail rut prediction, based on years of lunar cycle research. Utilize this deer moon phase calendar to find out which days the deer will be seeking and chasing, so you can time the rut for the best time to hunt.

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  • When the seeking, chasing and tending phases of the rut will occur for North & South
  • Predicted dates of Major & Minor deer activity in 2015
  • Daily 2015 Moon-phase data
  • Peak rut activity for the 2015 season
  • When to plan your vacation around the 2015 whitetail rut
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