Paul Annear

Paul Annear
Paul Annear is a freelance writer born and raised in the picturesque region of southwest Wisconsin's Driftless area. He currently resides in northeast Wisconsin. He is a proud father of three, willing mini-van driver, and a former 7' high jumper for the Wisconsin Badgers. 
Latest Articles
Shoulder Mount Or European Mount?
Shoulder Mount or European Mount?

Shoulder mount or European mount? Which is your favorite? Here's a look at the good, bad and ugly on which route to choose this season.

How to Start a Timber Stand Improvement Project

If you're looking to make some changes on your hunting property, consider this guide on how to start a timber stand improvement project.

How To Kill Your Biggest Buck In The Next 10 Days
What are the Biggest Threats to the Future of Deer Hunting?

Are we living in the glory days of deer hunting? Here's a look at 5 of the biggest threats to the future of deer hunting.

7 Common Mistakes When Hunting A New Property
7 Common Mistakes When Hunting a New Property

Hunting a new property can be exciting, but there are mistakes to avoid. Here's a look at 7 common mistakes when hunting a new property.

6 Reasons Your Deer Season Sucked
6 Reasons Your Deer Season Sucked

Complaining about your deer season only goes so far. To improve, you need to do a real evaluation. Here's 6 reasons your deer season sucked.

The Good, Bad & Ugly Of Bowhunting Deer In December
Wisconsin Lawmakers Present Bill to Ban Doe Hunting in Northern Forest Zone

Big changes could be coming for Wisconsin hunters as lawmakers present a bill to ban doe hunting in some zones.

How to Hunt All Day During the Rut

Now is the time to put in the long hours in the treestand. Here's a look at how to hunt all day during the rut.

Common Traits Of A Successful Rut Hunter
Common Traits of a Successful Rut Hunter

Killing a big buck year after year comes down to more than mere luck. Here's a look at the common traits of a successful rut hunter.

How The Best Bowhunters I Know Hunt The October Lull
How the Best Bowhunters I Know Hunt the October Lull

The month of October can be feast or famine for bowhunters. Here's a look at how some of the best bowhunters hunt the October lull.

Unique Ways To View State Deer Harvests
How to Kill a Buck in the First Week of October

The early season can be a great time to punch your first deer tag. Here's a look at how to kill a buck in the first week of October.

Hunters spraying down with Scent-A-Way before going bowhunting for deer.
Scent Control Tactics for Early Season Bowhunting

Warm weather hunting can make it tough to go undetected. Here's a look at some scent control tactics for early season bowhunting success.

How To Build A Waterhole For Deer & Wildlife
Should Man-Made Waterholes be Illegal in CWD Zones?

The spread of CWD has resulted in many closures for hunters across the country, but should man-made waterholes be illegal in CWD zones?

Gear We Want Vs. Gear We Need
Gear We Want vs. Gear We Need

Few hunters want to admit it, but there is a big difference in the gear we want versus the gear we need for hunting season.

5 Common Ways Hunters Break The Rules
5 Common Ways Hunters Break the Rules

Are you guilty of breaking the rules when hunting? Here's a look at 5 common ways hunters break the rules each hunting season.

How To Get Generations Of Deer To Feed On Your Land
How to Get Generations of Deer to Feed on Your Land

Can you get deer to imprint on your property? Here's a look at how to get generations of deer to feed on your land.

Hunter Division: Are We All on the Same Team?

Hot debates among hunters on social media can make you wonder about the seriousness of hunter division. Are we all on the same team?

How to Find a Buck in the Final Weeks of Deer Season

The end of the season is drawing near. Still got a tag in your pocket? Here's a look at how to find a buck in the final weeks of deer season.

blood trailing a deer at night with flashlights
Blood Trailing Mistakes Hunters Make

Deer season is here once again. Are you ready? Here's a look at the blood trailing mistakes hunters make.

Barometric Pressure: Does It Really Impact Deer?

We hear a lot of hunters talking about barometric pressure these days, but does barometric pressure really impact deer movement?