By Oak Duke
Gone are the early archery days, falling leaves and mild times. Opening day and all the fun is another past memory. The tail-end of the deer season waves its unfilled tag like a flag.Is it time to throw in the towel, hang it up, and clean the gun?Wait ... it's an existential fact that there still must be a lot of deer out there.
By Oak Duke ust as late October’s waxing moon had promised, to those of us who appreciate these kinds of things, the full moon hit in early November and displayed with all its wonderful, but subtle woodland fanfare, the drama of a cascading whitetail rut.By Halloween, specific areas in the woods were being torn up by rutting bucks, eager to spread their pheromones, scent from their many glands … but most of all their genes and the mandate of their biological imperative.We who deer hunt, call...
By Oak Duke
Those of us who pursue whitetails usually wait for the wary critters to walk by, and we call it "hunting from a stand" or "stand hunting." But there are a few others of us who at times choose to "still hunt. "Sure, many deer have been taken from a stand.But many tags have been filled whether by bow hunting or with a gun while the hunter was "on the move" - "still hunting.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".