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Blog - Tips to Make Any Beginner Hunt like a Pro

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Hunting is a sport that takes great skill and a hobby that everyone should experience at least once in their life. Here are some tips to help beginning hunters get started and stay safe in the woods.

Safety is priority #1

Make sure someone knows where you are going to be hunting and when you’ll be checking-in with them. Seek out a local hunter’s Safety Course and learn, and practice, gun safety. Always watch out for those you are hunting with.

Pack a survival kit

Take essentials with you including a compass so you can find your way in and out of the hunting area, food, water, fire starters, shelter and a way to signal for help.

Understand scents

Whitetail deer have an extremely keen sense of smell. Be aware of wind conditions and that your sent may travel up to a mile. Masking your smell with scent controls or hunting from a deer blind can make a successful hunting experience.

Don’t go overboard on your gear

Don’t carry things you don’t need. Keep your supplies limited to the essentials of what you need to stay safe and bring back meat after harvesting your animal.

Double-check your local hunting laws

Be aware of your local tag, licensing and hunting laws.

Find a mentor

Ask those that you know and work with. Hunting forums and facebook can be great ways to find experienced hunters who are willing to share their experiences.


Becoming familiar with the hunting area in advance will help you detect signs of wildlife before and during the hunt. Seek out the best places to set-up blinds, plant food plots, set-up wildlife feeders and look for game trails in advance.

Have a plan for after the shot

Think about your responsibilities after the shot. Be prepared to track that buck after the shot and how you will mark the trail so you can get back. Know how to field dress your animal and how you will transport it out of the woods and process the meat.

Keep an eye on the weather

Monitor the weather forecast for the area you’ll be hunting, several days in advance and monitor weather conditions during your hunt.

Be prepared for opening day

Opening day is not the time to make final adjustments to your scope, or take care of that squeaky office chair in your blind. Make sure all of your gear is in working order before you go out hunting. Texas Hunter Shooters’ Chairs feature a 360-degree silent outdoor swivel and can make sitting for a few hours in a blind much more comfortable.

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Blog - Helping Fawns Survive the Summer Months

Providing cover helps fawns survive these summer months. Fawns experience fast growth over the summer months. Fawns in northern states are typically born in May and June while fawns in the South are born over a much wider time frame. Healthy fawns average 4 to 8 pounds at birth, and then double that weight during the first 2 weeks [...]

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Blog - Does Protein Feeding Really Make a Difference?

Have you wondered why some land managers feed protein to deer while others don’t? Let’s take a look at two whitetail studies that used high-quality protein to see what impact it made on antler and body sizes. The results might shock you! The main reason to feed protein is because deer and all other mammals need it to grow. It’s [...]

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Where To Place Protein Feeders

Protein feeder placement plays an important role in antler development because bucks tend to dominate feeders with protein-rich feeds. Whitetail bucks frequent protein feeders daily, especially during times of low natural forage and feeding protein is beneficial for the entire deer community, including pregnant, nursing does and fawns. When establishing a supplemental feeding program for your [...]

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Stand & Fill Directional Wildlife Feeders

Available in three capacities: 300 lb. 400 lb. and 500 lb. with Low Profile Stand and Fill Design. Found to be 100% Varmint Proof in recent study by Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Premium Timer with 5-Year Limited Warranty. The Texas Hunter powerful high velocity air blower system projects feed up to 50-feet in one direction with a [...]

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Protein Feeding Strategy, Benefits & Feeder Placement

Now is the ideal time to get your protein feeders in place during these winter months when whitetail deer are desperately searching for the necessary nutrition. Whitetail deer can lose up to 30% of their body weight during this ‘winter stress’. Severe winters can affect the quality of nutrition that deer need to grow healthy [...]

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Deer Blind Observations for Success

by Joe DoggettUnless your family crest depicts David Crockett on one escutcheon and Daniel Boone on another, the odds of "walking up" a mature white-tailed buck are not very good. In fact, they are terrible.Ramming around on foot in the brush is an excellent way for the average hunter to spook and scatter game that could have been taken [...]

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