Jason Cruit

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Alabama moves up in early 2014 rankings

ESPN.com colleague Mark Schlabach has tweaked his Way-Too-Early Top 25 for the 2014 season to reflect the recent signing classes, and Alabama moved …

SEC Football: Hits and Misses from SEC 2014 Recruiting Classes

The 2014 edition of national signing day in the books, and once again, the SEC dominated headlines, with boatloads of talented athletes signing with programs from the conference.<p>Seven of the top nine classes in the nation went to the SEC, with Alabama chiming in at the top spot in the 247Sports …

College Football

Coming Colder Temps Should Get Bucks Up and About

<b>Overall Activity Status:</b> All of my contacts are whining about little activity this month. Most blame it on warm temperatures (which has deer moving …

Bucks Are Becoming More Active During Daylight Hours

<b>Overall Activity Status:</b> Deer exhibited a small but distinct change in behavior over the past few days. On one particular trail camera, two bucks, …

In Some Southern States, The Rut is Busting Out

It's been a challenge lately to keep up with all the big bucks being shot and the stories of hunters seeing bucks chasing does in Georgia, Arkansas, …

Estrous Scent, Calling Are Drawing Bucks

In his stand early, Chad Foster had just settled in when he heard footsteps from behind. Two bucks were approaching. They caught his scent, however, …

A Hunting Q&A With Country Music's Tyler Farr

Tyler Farr's introduction to country music happened the summer he turned 16 when his stepfather--a guitar player for the legendary George Jones--took …

Bucks Are Deep Into The Seeking Phase

<b>Overall activity status:</b> In the words of Chain Ranch guide Jerick Henley, things are "heating up." In an e-mail earlier this week from south-central …

Friday Night Deer Fight

Last Friday, Michael Scott of Nanaimo, British Columbia filmed two bucks fighting in his driveway (and through his neighborhood) and posted the …

Young Bucks Will Chase On Principle, Old-Timers Don't Waste Energy

<b>Overall activity:</b> Generally, deer movement has been good to excellent in the region. Cool weather continues, the corn harvest has progressed (and …

A Front-Row Seat to the Rut Show

One of the main reasons that we as hunters love the rut so much is that it brings out the big mature bucks like nothing else. Seeing a trophy buck …

12-Year-Old Girl Harvests 21-Point, Triple-Beam Trophy Buck

<i>Photo courtesy of Georgia Outdoor News</i><p>Dwayne Britt held off hunting one of his favorite Georgia whitetail spots so his kids could get a crack at a …

What You Need To Know To Take A Tactical Shotgun Deer Hunting

The year 2012 came and went without a Mayan apocalypse. The undead zombie hordes still haven't risen to eat humanity. Anarchy does not yet rule. …

The Rut Could Explode Any Day

<b>Overall Activity Status:</b> Cooler weather and increased rutting activity has deer moving a lot now. Mostly it has been at night, though. The bigger …

Today Is One Of The Seven Best Days To Hunt The Rut

<b>What better way to recover from the angst of Election Day</b> than by duking it out in the timber with whitetail bucks? The rut is building to a frenzy, …

Serious Seeking, Chasing, Fighting in Wisconsin

Travis Bucholz, who guides for Tri-State Outfitting, is only 33, but he's put in enough hours in a treestand to really know his stuff. And what …

Get A Buck Under Any Condition: How To Hunt The Rut When ...

<b>How to Hunt The Rut When It's Rainy</b><br>Degree is important here. Bucks adore a light mist or drizzle, which reduces ambient light, allows quiet walking, …

Unusually Slow November Kick-Off: ‘We’re In An Atypical Funk’

<b>Overall Activity Status</b><br>From the bow shop to the hunting talk forums to my own personal observations from sitting in the woods and checking trail …

Rattling, Calling, Decoying, and Scents Work Now, as Rut Intensifies

Our rut-reporting team knows things are getting serious each fall when we start getting bombarded with pictures of successful hunters, and this week …

In Late-Rut States, Bucks Are on the Move

<b>Overall Activity Status:</b> I'm seeing less activity here in Georgia due to what I believe is the waning of the rut. Deer are still active, but the peak …

Late-Season Deer Hunting Tip: Set Up a Ground Blind

<i>Photo by Mark Raycroft</i><p>Hunting the late season from a treestand usually means frozen feet, numb fingers, and a chill that reaches your bones after …

Field Test: 4 Top Ground Blinds Ranked and Reviewed

<i>Photos by Cliff Gardiner and John Keller (Blinds). Illustrations by Jason Lee</i><p>Portable ground blinds are more popular than ever--for good reason. They …

Grunt But Don't Rattle Turkey-Day Bucks

Sure, it's nearly Turkey Day. Savvy hunters also know it as Giant Time. We're in the last days of the primary rut. The final players in this …

Primary Rut on the Downslide, Some Bucks Still Chasing

It's the day after Kentucky's gun season and nasty cold outside as I write this. Harry Pozniak, owner of River Valley Farms in Cadiz, Kentucky, says …

The 20-Minute Body-Weight Strength Workout

Gyms are great for building strength and avoiding injury, but you don't have to throw down $100 a month for that. Instead, do a series of body-weight-resistance exercises that target nearly every muscle, like the following four moves from certified strength and conditioning specialist Paul …

Workouts

Gunfight Friday: Semiauto Deer Rifles

Two classic semiauto deer rifles go head-to-head this week: Dr. Ralph's Winchester Model 100 and Jack Swanson's Remington 740.<p>The Remington 740 was …

In Late-Rut Regions, Plenty of Movement

Reports about the rut gaining steam are coming in from many areas. Some of the late rut regions peak around Christmas, while others may be as late as …

The Dirty Politics of Deer Management

One of the seven tenets of the North American Model of Conservation is that wildlife policy should be dictated by science, and hunters are the …

Bucks Are on the Move in Three Late-Rut States

<b>Overall activity Status:</b> "It's firing up, within the last week it's like the woods has come alive with deer activity," says Shane Dempsey, who hunts …

A Buck for Christmas

Christmas Day started with 6-year-old Emma wide-eyed and bouncing like a ball toward the lighted tree. Amy and I staggered to the living room in the …