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Deer Attacks Driver of Car that Hit Him!

Hitting a deer with a vehicle usually has a wide range of possible outcomes, almost all of which are bad for the vehicle and far worse for the deer. For the car, you’ll get everything from smashed lights and crumpled quarter panels to full-blown destruction of hoods, bumpers, windshields and more. About 10 or so...

ALPS OutdoorZ Big Bear X pack is versatile and helpful in the woods for hunting, scouting or camera survey work.

Hot Gear: Versatile Alps OutdoorZ Big Bear X

Unless you’re truly a minimalist with virtually zero gear to take into the woods with you, a backpack is one of the most helpful things to have on a hunting trip. Whether you hunt with a bow or gun most folks have at least a few items to take. Over the years, I’ve had...

Gumbo is fantastic and versatile, too, so if you want to add some deer meat or sausage then it won't hurt a bit! (Photo: MonsoursPhotography.net)

Break Out the Gumbo Pot and Spicy Venison Sausage, Too

After the recent post here about gumbo and such, I started poking around for a few more Cajun recipes that could incorporate deer meat into them for a different flavor. Louisiana folks love their deer hunting and, in my opinion, it’s one of the most underrated states in the Southeast for big bucks. The...

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Hot Gear: New Target, 3D Bows are Sleek and Fast

Most deer hunters don’t hang up their bow when the season ends because they love shooting, whether it’s in 3D competition, Olympic-style competitions, bowfishing or just in the yard with a favorite target. Some will use their hunting bow for the competition events, which keeps them in tune with that specific bow and gear....

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The Latest Wireless Game Camera Technology

The first time you pulled an SD card and reviewed the photos your game camera captured, you basked in the glory of your wise decision of purchasing a camera. You chortled at all the deer intel now available at your fingertips, and you dreamed of how you could use all that valuable information to...

DDH TV co-host Mark Kayser and a western mule deer buck he toppled testing the new Hornady ELD-X bullet. (Photo copyright Mark Kayser)

Essential Gear for Hunting Western Whitetails

Unlike many Eastern whitetail hunts, where you are only a few minutes from your parked truck, when hunting the expansive West you must ensure you have everything you need for a day in the field. Here are some of the gear items that get put to use for my hunting trips for whitetail deer,...

The author with his 9-point buck felled by a NAP Spitfire broadhead and Wicked Ridge crossbow in a Banks Blind stand that produced two more fine bucks within 24 hours.

Pressure or Rest: Do You Play a Deer Stand’s Hot Hand?

Jeff Neal thought about my idea momentarily and then nodded his head in agreement. “That’s pretty good, considering how much we’ve been in and out of here the last few days,” he said. “I like it.” After three days of hunting out of the same Banks Blind close to the camp house and barn, just a...

Mark Kayser celebrates after a super Wyoming hunt for this great buck.

Eastern Tactics for Hunting Western Whitetails

With large cities strung up and down the East Coast and some of the highest whitetail hunter densities per capita, there’s no debate where the most savvy whitetail hunters hang their hats. These hunters grew up with whitetails, honed their skills at deer hunting camps and devised tactics and strategies that have served them...

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Curious Deer Can’t Resist This Powerful Scent

A month ago in the heat of summer, DDH Editor in Chief Dan Schmidt captured this video on his Wildgame Innovations game camera of a buck checking scent on a sapling. It wasn’t just any scent, though. Schmidt had doctored the sapling with Smokey’s preorbital gland lure, one of the hottest and most effective...

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Hot Gear: TenPoint’s Lightweight, Compact Turbo GT

Industry leader TenPoint Crossbow Technologies introduced its new Turbo GT model in January, one of four new crossbows for 2016, and the Turbo GT pairs a new stock and barrel design with the company’s time-tested technology to add improved performance and maneuverability to the newest version in a long line of successful TenPoint Turbo models. “The Turbo model...