Darron McDougal

Darron McDougal
Darron McDougal is a full-time freelance outdoor writer/editor who lives in Antigo, WI with his bride, Becca. He's hunted in 12 states and successfully taken elk, bear, hogs, turkeys, pronghorn, whitetails, and mule deer, most with archery equipment on DIY hunts. The McDougals enjoy all things hunting and shooting. They believe in God and love to travel.
Latest Articles
Mobile Tactics For Bowhunting Turkeys
Mobile Tactics For Bowhunting Turkeys

Are you tired of sitting in a blind waiting on a turkey? Here's a look at some mobile tactics for bowhunting turkey this season.

Do Turkeys Always Roost In The Same Spot?
Bowhunting Turkeys: Should You Hunt the Roost Tree?

If you’re thinking about the risk-versus-reward tactic of hunting a gobbler near his roost, here are some considerations to guide you.

What Do Deer See?
Deer Vision: Are Deer Really Color Blind?

There's been plenty of myths floating around hunting camp for decades on how deer see. But what do deer actually see? Are deer really color blind?

When is the Best Time to Use a Deer Decoy?

The use of decoys for deer can make or break your hunt. But when is the best time to use a deer decoy this season?

Last Minute Prep For Your Elk Hunt
Last Minute Prep for Your Elk Hunt

Headed to the mountains to chase elk? Here's a guide to help with your last minute prep for your elk hunt this season.

7 Steps To Prep Your Bow For Hunting Season
7 Steps to Prep Your Bow for Hunting Season

The off-season is the time to make sure your gear is ready for the hunt. Here are 7 steps to prep your bow for hunting season.

How Does Altitude Impact Bow Performance?
How Does Altitude Impact Bow Performance?

Will your bow be ready for your mountain hunt this season? How does altitude impact bow performance? Does it really make a difference?

Best Turkey Broadheads
Best Turkey Broadheads for 2023

What broadhead works best for turkey hunting with a bow? Here's a look at the best turkey broadheads for 2023.

How Many Arrows Should You Shoot A Day To Prep For Deer Season?
How Many Arrows Should You Shoot a Day to Prep for Deer Season?

Practice and prep for the fall season is in full swing. But how many arrows should you shoot a day to prepare for deer season?

6 Reasons Bowhunting Is Better Than Gun Hunting For Turkeys
6 Reasons Bowhunting is Better Than Gun Hunting for Turkeys

What weapon will you carry to the woods this spring? Here's a look at 6 reasons bowhunting is better than gun hunting for turkeys.

How Does Cold Weather Affect Your Shot?
How Does Cold Weather Affect Your Shot?

The late season temperatures can be tough on the deer hunter, but how does the cold weather affect your shot when the temperatures drop?

5 Early Season Mistakes Hunters Make
5 Early Season Mistakes Hunters Make

Deer season is here once again! Here's a look at 5 early season mistakes hunters make each season in the whitetail woods.

Public Land Etiquette
Public-Land Etiquette for Turkey Hunters

Are you guilty of turkey hunting public land the same way you hunt it for deer? Here's a look at public-land etiquette for turkey hunters?

Archer shooting a Mathews VXR in Ambush Green color
How to Increase Bow Speed

Want to beef up your bow speed? Whether you're setting up a new bow, or just tweaking your old one, here's how to increase bow speed.

5 Pre-Hunt Mental Tips for Bowhunters

The things you do before your next hunt can make all the difference. Here's 5 pre-hunt mental tips for bowhunters you should know.

10 Things I Wish Every Public Land Hunter Knew

Public land opportunities abound across much of the country, but hunting around other hunters can be tough. Here's a look at 10 things I wish every public land hunter knew.

Bow Speed vs. Arrow Weight: Which is More Important?

Bow speed or arrow weight; which is more important? It's the million dollar question. Here's a look at what you need to know.

Secure Your Own Deer Hunting Property
How To Buy Hunting Land

Buying your own hunting land is a dream many outdoorsmen share. Here are some helpful tips on making that dream come true.

Common Hunting Mistakes Hunters Can Easily Avoid
6 Common Hunting Mistakes Hunters Can Easily Avoid

Don't make the same blunders this season. Here's a look at the common hunting mistakes hunters can easily avoid.

10 Ways To Immediately Improve Your Bowhunting Accuracy
10 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Bowhunting Accuracy

Are you struggling to stay consistent with your shot placement? Here's 10 ways to immediately improve your bowhunting accuracy.