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
Tweaks To Cure Target Panic
Tweaks to Cure Target Panic

Target panic can be one of the biggest hurdles an archer has to overcome. Here's a look at some tweaks to cure target panic.

Bow-Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Shopping for a new bow this year? There are some bow-buying mistakes to avoid. Here's a look at what you need to know before you buy.

How to Age White-tailed Bucks

How are your skills at aging deer, both before and after the shot? Here's a look at how to age white-tailed bucks in the field and in the lab.

Best Spots to Hang a Trail Camera

Do you have your cameras hung in the most productive spots? Here's a look at the 6 best spots to hang a trail camera this season.

What is Brace Height and Why is it Important?

What is brace height and why is it important? We've got the answer in our latest Bowhunt 101 entry to help you with archery and bowhunting basics.

Bowhunting Exotics: Would You Do It?

There's a lot of controversy that tends to loom around hunters bowhunting for exotics. Is it real hunting? Would you do it?

Advanced Archery Practice to Prep for Opening Day

Wanting to mix things up in your preseason archery practice? Here's a look at some advanced archery practice to help you prep for opening day.

How to Kill a Late Season Turkey

Still got a turkey tag in your pocket? Don't quit just yet. Here's a look at how to kill a late season turkey before the clock runs out.

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How to Kill a Turkey With a Bow: 6 Steps to Deadly Accuracy

Bowhunting turkeys is tough. Here's a look at how to kill a turkey with a bow and 6 steps to achieving deadly accuracy this season.

5 Reasons You Should Buy Your Own Bow Press

Want to do your own bow work from home? Here's 5 reasons you should buy your own bow press and handle the chores on your own.

6 Reasons to Buy a New Bow This Year

Are you on the fence about purchasing a new bow? Here's 6 reasons to buy a new bow this year.

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The Second Rut: What is It, and How Should You Hunt It?

Still got a buck tag in your pocket? Here's a look at the second rut and how you should hunt it.

How to Kill a Post-Lockdown Buck

Here's a look at how to hunt post-lockdown bucks, and why it can be the best time of the season to kill a big buck.

How to Hunt Rutting Bucks in Funnels

Few tactics can be as consistent as putting on the squeeze for rutty bucks. Here's a look at how to hunt rutting bucks in funnels.

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Does Barometric Pressure Move Deer?

A deer biologist weighs in on the question, "Does barometric pressure move deer?" Here's a look at what he had to say. The answer may surprise you.

10 Affordable Deer Hunting States

Planning a deer hunting road trip this year? Here's a look at 10 affordable deer hunting states that still offer some great hunting opportunities.

Best Bow Sights for Bad Eyes

Is poor eye sight causing you to struggle with making the shot? Here's a look at some of the best bow sights for bad eyes.

Head Shot vs. Body Shot for Turkeys: Which Works Best?

When turkeys show up at your decoys this spring, which shot will you take? Head shot or body shot?

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Eastern Turkey vs. Osceola Turkey: What’s the Difference?

Not all Florida turkeys are created equal. Here's a look at the difference in Eastern and Osceola turkeys and where you'll find them.

Wild Game for Christmas Dinner: 3 Recipes You Should Try

Have you got wild game on the Christmas dinner menu? Here's 3 recipes you really ought to try this Christmas.