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
How to Hang and Kill in One Day

How do you hang and kill in one day? Here's a proactive approach to punching your deer tag.

Great Gear for Hunting the Whitetail Rut

The whitetail rut is finally here! Here's a look at some of the great gear for the rut to help tip the odds for success in your favor this season.

Bowhunting Public Land: 5 Steps to Success

Bowhunting public land can provide some of the best - and toughest - hunts of the season. Here's how to make it happen.

7 Reasons You Should Shoot A Custom Bowstring

Why shoot a custom bowstring? Will it really help the performance of your bow? Here's 7 reasons you should shoot a custom bowstring on your bow.

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Home Bow Mechanic Know-How

You can save a ton of time and money by being your own bow mechanic. Here's a look at the skills and equipment you need to be your own bow mechanic.

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Stabilizer Purpose and Performance Explained

Why buy a bow stabilizer at all? Well, because the correct stabilizer could be the missing component in your bow setup. Here's a look why this is.

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12 Ways to Prepare for Deer Season Now

It's never too soon to start preparing for fall. Here's a look at 12 ways to prepare for deer season now.

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Road-Trippin’ for Longbeards

Out-of-state turkey hunts are quite often very economical and can prove to be extremely productive. Here's some tips on planning a successful hunt.

The Florida Bird: Bowhunting Osceola Turkeys

The birds and the beach. Florida offers the perfect springtime getaway for anyone bowhunting Osceola turkeys.

Kansas Deer Hunting: All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Outdoor-TV shows have been promoting the living snot out of Kansas over the last decade. The question is this: Is Kansas all it’s cracked up to be?

5 Tools to Get Your Deer Out of the Woods

Outdoor companies are ramping up their offerings to provide bowhunters with products that simplify the entire deer recovery process. Check them out.

How to Hunt When Acorns are Everywhere

What do you do when an abundance of acorns are on the ground? Let’s review a few things I've learned on how to hunt when acorns are everywhere.

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Back to Back Booner Bucks in Nebraska

One hunter arrows back to back booner bucks in Nebraska.

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How To Turn Your Child Into a Bowhunter

The only way to increase bowhunter numbers is to recruit the next generation. Here's how to turn your child into a bowhunter.

Bowhunting on a Budget Part 3: Affordable DIY Bowhunts

Don't be fooled. Affordable DIY bowhunts don't come easy. But they can be done...and done right. Here's how to make it happen.

Bowhunting on a Budget Part 2: Must-Have Gear

Bowhunting on a budget this year? Here's a look at the must-have tools deer hunters should have in their pack this season.

Bowhunting on a Budget Part 1: Building Your Budget Bow

Here's the breakdown on how to outfit your next bow purchase for half the price of what many shooters are paying today.

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Kill Every Bird You Shoot At With These Simple Steps for Bowhunting Turkeys

If you’ve struggled to punch your turkey tag with a bow this season, then you've come to the right place. Kill every bird you shoot at with these simple steps for bowhunting turkeys.

Hit the Road for Spring Gobblers

If you’re considering a turkey road trip, I highly recommend it. Let’s review some logistics and considerations before you hit the road for spring gobblers.

It’s Shed Hunting Season!

Now is the time to hit the woods...It's shed hunting season!