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As I meticulously managed my last few steps around the final alder patch I found myself face to face with the heavy framed blacktail buck.  Binoculars were useless at a distance of 7 feet as I hurriedly counted points and came up with a rough score of 90 inches.  The rut does funny things to the different deer species and this stocky tank of a Sitka blacktail was not all that convinced I wasn’t there to steal his doe.  His defensive posturing towards me was fun to watch at that close range and I questioned my sanity during the three...

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Weather This article is about when to call for whitetail bucks, so why am I talking about the weather? Well, a phrase that has recently been coined by a very popular outdoor industry group answers the question pretty simply, “A whitetail’s movement ultimately revolves around the weather….” Deer research tells us the testosterone levels of whitetail bucks begin to elevate and their tendencies begin to shift towards hierarchy and breeding as soon as the velvet is shed from their antlers in late summer. This is true across all regions and subspecies. Velvet sheds in a month (maybe 2 months) window...

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Glassing, Hunting -

Hunting Deer with Dad I grew up hunting deer with my Dad in Southern Utah. Each year we performed the same ritual. We were up by 4 am saddling the horses by the light of a lantern. The next couple hours were spent heading up the old canyon trail to a place we called the ledges. The ledges were located at the top of a steep canyon which gave way to an open grassy saddle which descended into a jungle of mountain mahogany and rock slides. Deer would often funnel into these areas as hunting pressure increased. There were a...

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I recently stumbled on to a washing instruction tag that read, “Flip inside out, and hand wash cold water so you don’t ruin it like everything else in your life” While these instructions provided me with a good laugh, there is some legitimacy to following directions, at least as it pertains to getting the ultimate life out of your SKRE Merino Wool. SKRE Merino Wool Offerings are designed to be easy to care for. We advise that you wash your SKRE Merino on a standard warm or cool machine wash cycle with regular powder or liquid detergent. Wool detergent is also...

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How I Approach Glassing the High Country When rifle hunting the high country, it can seem very overwhelming at first. There is so much country that it can be overwhelming for some people to even figure out where to even start. Not only that, there is normally great amounts of hunting pressure in the high country which makes even finding a decent buck extremely difficult at times. While it can make for difficult hunting conditions, if you have great glassing skills, you can swing the odds in your favor. Deer do not wander aimlessly, therefore, neither do I. Every move...

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