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Deer Hunting Hot Picks: Nock Out Lighted Bowhunting Nocks

Deer & Deer Hunting’s Dan Schmidt takes a closer look at the Nock Out lighted bowhunting nocks from Clean Shot Archery. These nocks immediately become illuminated when you hit the trigger and release your arrow at full draw. They are easy to install on your arrows, which Schmidt shows, and also are quite simple...

A glass of beer, ale, lager, stout, cider or other malted beverage can enhance the flavor of your venison dish . (Photo: Wikipedia)

Beer Me! Compliment Your Venison with These Top Picks

Malt and hops are strong enough to stand up against the bold flavors wild game is known for. Plus, carbonation is a natural palate cleanser and few ingredients cut through fat like hops can. What does all of this mean for the meat eater? The right beer just might be a better accompaniment to...

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Working Class Whitetails: Rattling Up a Monster Buck

Do you still get pumped-up excited when you’re deer hunting? Most of us still get that big jolt of adrenaline whether a doe or buck is in front of us. Check out this week’s Working Class Whitetails episode, where Zach Kathol almost loses his mind after seeing a giant buck they call Brutus. Working...

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Famous Halloween Snowstorm: Remarkable Consequences for Deer

Not all early winters are disastrous for whitetails, but the 1991 Halloween snowstorm that swept northern Wisconsin set the state for one of those severe winters that produced unpredictable consequences. The storm blanketed the region with nearly 30 inches of snow three weeks before the state’s traditional rifle deer season opened. Another 18 inches...

Weston's venison andouille sausage.

Make this Awesome Venison Andouille Sausage This Season

Autumn makes me think of a hot pot over a fire or stove eye, which makes me think of Louisiana, and when I think of Louisiana that gives me good vibes because there you can find gumbo, etouffee and all sorts of delicious food. Louisiana’s food offerings are rich in tradition thanks to the...

Tony Wagner with the buck he killed with his late friend's crossbow. After a long night he resumed the blood trailing and found the buck the next morning.

Buckshots: One for Chuck

Opening day of gun deer season 2011 I first saw my neighbor Chuck. I was sitting in my favorite stand facing his property when he appeared in his back yard in a blaze orange jacket, with a leaf blower so powerful that it must have scared all the deer away for more than a mile....

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Turn Up the Heat With Your Deer Rifle Ammo

If you want a little more horsepower from your deer rifle but don’t want to step up to a magnum caliber then Hornady has you covered. Hornady”s Superformance line of ammunition provides a boost in velocity, often 100 to 200 fps better than standard factory ammo. That means better trajectories and more energy, so...

Bucks learn and adapt, with some of them becoming what hunters believe are reclusive and never showing themselves during the day.

Reclusive Bucks: Whitetails Easily Adapt to Man, Development

The almost full-grown button buck fawn clumsily picked its way through the thick brush directly behind its mom. Sometimes they would get separated, more common now that the fawn was rather independent, but a bleat from the fawn allowed the doe to relocate her offspring and they would continue on their daily journey. Once...

Whether you're hunting in fine or foul weather, taking care of your crossbow to ensure the best performance is a key to success.

Your Best Deer Hunting with Foul Weather Crossbows

Mother Nature is seldom cooperative, especially during the rut, when whitetails are most active and odds are best for arrowing a mature buck. So, we hunt in the conditions we get: rain, sleet, snow and bone-chilling cold, or a mixture of any and all. What- ever daybreak brings. Not because we necessarily prefer these less...