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Dr Jim Brauker with poison ivy

Hey Deer Hunters, Does Poison Ivy Drive You Crazy?

I don’t know how many times I’ve had poison ivy over the years but I’m fortunate that it’s not as bad as some folks I’ve seen who must be more sensitive to it. I’ve never really had such a terrible case, at least that I can recall, that it would scare children or make...

Steve Bartylla's Big Buck Secrets provides years of knowledge, experience and great insights about scouting, hunting and killing big bucks.

Steve Bartylla’s Pick of the Day: Big Buck Secrets

While there is a wealth of available knowledge on hunting trophy bucks, very little of this information actually comes from someone who hunts in the same places, or even the same conditions, as their audience. Because of this disparity, it often becomes unrealistic to follow this type of how-to information, as little of it...

James Card's pick of the day is the versatile Super Hot Ma-Mah deer call.

James Card’s Pick of the Day: Super Hot Ma-Mah Call

When you need a versatile deer call to use throughout the season, you’ll want one that is proven in real-world hunting experiences and will work for bucks and does. James Card, editor of Trapper & Predator Caller, reaches for the Super Hot Ma-Mah call to make realistic sounds that get the attention of deer in...

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DDH Hot Pick: the Celestron FireCel

Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt has seen a lot of hunting items over the years — and by a lot we mean thousands, just roughly estimating — but one palm-sized piece of hunting gear caught his eye like no other. The Celestron FireCel is a really cool combination of an adjustable light...

With ladder stands it's best to have a buddy to help you get them put up, especially with some of the 2-man stands that are heavier or taller. Be safe!

Deer Talk Now: How to Set Up a Ladder Stand Safely for Deer Hunting

Hunting deer and other big game animals from elevated stands is nothing new, with Native Americans and pioneers utilizing bluffs, trees and other perches to see animals approaching. But today we have the incredible luxury of sturdy metals, weather-resistant seats that are comfortable, and the ability to put these ladder stands pretty much wherever...

BOWHUNTING  Dan Schmidt aiming at a broadside target

Take40More Hot Pick: DDH Guide to Bowhunting

As a voracious reader for more than 40 years, I can’t specifically pinpoint how many serious adult books I’ve read cover-to-cover over the years in a “can’t put it down” session. I’m a fan of just about anything: magazines, books, newspapers, old history, political history, wildlife management and more. A magazine doesn’t last long...

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Three Arrested for Multiple Wildlife Violations

After a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division investigation, three men turned themselves into authorities for alleged deer and alligator violations in Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes. On June 16 Blake A. Mitchell, 29, of Gretna, turned himself in to Jefferson and Plaquemines parish authorities. On June 17 Stephen Black, 19, of Slidell,...

Grilled venison with fresh veggies and maybe a light dash of your favorite marinade is an easy, delicious way to enjoy your hunting success.

Your Best Recipes Aren’t Always Cast in Stone

Messing around with pots, pans, the stove and cookbooks apparently is something that I’ve been doing ever since I was a wee tot old enough to pull a chair up to the counter. My late mother used to tell me a story about finding me one morning at the kitchen stove making breakfast. I...

Escapee mugshots

Hunters Asked to Help With Manhunt for New York Escapees

Law enforcement officials in New York are asking hunters with game cameras in operation to report any suspicious images found on their cameras as the manhunt continues for two escaped killers. Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora on June 6. Their elaborate plan included cutting...

Little Peter mugshot

LIttle Peter Gives Up the Goods on Choppin’ Wood

What do you know about chopping wood? Little Peter gives us his advice in the latest installment from his popular YouTube series. He reportedly lives in Maine and is 17 years old. Quite an accent, eh? Some Mainers are aghast that he (a) is wearing a New York Yankees cap and (b) has an...