As we all bask in the heat wave of the summer of 2010, I’m thinking deer. Big deer.


Food plots are in, trail cameras are hung, new stand locations are selected, and the fall hunt schedule is being pulled together. Having several locations to hunt, whether on different properties or just having different stand locations on the same piece of ground, can dramatically improve your deer-hunting success. Stephanie Mallory will give us a crash course in this tactic in the following pages.

As we all bask in the heat wave of the summer of 2010, I’m thinking deer. Big deer.


Food plots are in, trail cameras are hung, new stand locations are selected, and the fall hunt schedule is being pulled together. Having several locations to hunt, whether on different properties or just having different stand locations on the same piece of ground, can dramatically improve your deer-hunting success. Stephanie Mallory will give us a crash course in this tactic in the following pages.


Another deer season that many are just becoming familiar with is the muzzleloader season. Mr. Muzzleloader Tony Smotherman -- also known as the Travelin’ Hunter -- will give us some of the basics involved in bullet and powder selection. Making the right choices here will pay off big-time at the moment of truth in the field.


So maybe deer hunting isn’t your thing. Or maybe you’re looking to get a jump on the season. What better opportunity than dove hunting. Stephanie Mallory will offer some tips on getting involved in the hunting of doves -- abundant, sneaky fast and always a challenge for the shooter. Read fast, because many states have seasons that begin soon.


Brandon Butler will give us some guidance on selecting a pair of binoculars that will improve our outdoor endeavors. Whether your choice is hunting, bird watching, fishing, etc., having the right binos can make all the difference in the world.


Looking for something different? Or a late-season hunt? Think “predator.” Predator hunting is on the rise everywhere, as is the coyote population. Excellent ground to hunt is available just about anywhere. Brandon Butler talks about some of the gear and techniques you’ll need to get started.


Kick back, relax and read on. Gain a bit more knowledge of the Great Outdoors, then get out and get ya some!