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by Ben Sobieck, D&DH online editor The potency of lures in the hunting world cannot be underestimated. From estrus to tarsal glands, there are plenty of ways to catch noses’ attention. A pair of alleged vandals picked up on that … Read More
The Deer & Deer Hunting staffers selected these hunting DVDs as their top picks. The hunting DVDs not only provide footage of entertaining hunts, they teach about the biology behind their quarry. Hunters of all skill levels will find plenty … Read More
by Dan Schmidt, D&DH Editor The biggest deer in the woods are often the result of great genetics and good deer feed, but there are exceptions. Take, for example, the case of this triple-beamed buck. My friend (and Deer & … Read More
by Dan Schmidt, D&DH editor Coming soon to a swamp, pine plantation or greenfield near you: Rutting bucks! Do you live and/or hunt whitetails in one of the following states: South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas or Louisiana? If … Read More
photo by Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt
Not all of my whitetail racks are these clean and neat. In fact, my collection of deer antlers is strewn about several locations. I have some European mounts, like this one, on my desk at the office. I have some of my full shoulder mounts there as well. Of course, my favorite mounts are at home. As are many more skulls and racks mounted to oak boards. Then there’s the several dozen racks that are screwed to the walls of the garage.
Although some of the racks hold more prominent display areas, they are all equally appreciated. the way I look at it, I can always stop what I’m doing, look at a particular rack, and instantly relive the day I took that deer home. To me, the size of the antlers doesn’t matter; it’s all about the memory.
My favorite memories are hearing about deer hunts from other people as they show me their antler collections. I guess that stems from my upbringing, because my dad always used to relive his hunts for us when we’d gather in our garage. That’s where he kept all of his racks. He had each one nailed to the walls — everything from a spike he killed in the late 1950s to a huge 12-pointer he killed in 1967. We would just stand by the warm woodstove and listen intently to every detail of every hunt (even though we already knew the details). Every time we heard the stories, it was like we were right there in the woods with him as the hunt was unfolding.
So, this winter, my goal is to make sure I retrieve some of my misplaced antlers and make sure they all make it to a wall, a shelf or a bookcase. I also need to put the finishing touches on some of the European mounts. You can bet this is going to be a fun project. I can’t wait to relive those memories again. And again.
Ask any seasoned deer hunter, and they will tell you that bubbles in deer blood is a good thing. Besides the shot, the very instant my eyes spy the first crimson splashes on the forest floor is perhaps the most … Read More
Texas hunter Marlin Smith captured extraordinary whitetail deer pictures on his trail camera in Oklahoma.
I started hunting with my husband three years ago. I didn’t get a deer the first year, last year I got 2 does and a small fork. This year has been really tough, it has been warm and windy a lot and very little snow. I went out Sat. after Thanksgiving and got this three point, my biggest deer yet..The deer had the brightes blue eyes I have ever seen on any animal. A falsh was used when the picture was taken, otherwise there was no photo editing or alteration of any kind. Any one else ever see a blue eyed deer?
Name: Kelli Smith
For the ultimate deer-camp celebration, immediately remove your deer’s inside tenderloins after getting the deer back to camp. The inside tenderloins are the most delectable cut of venison. They hug the rear portion of the deer’s spine on the inside of the stomach cavity. For an appetizer, wash the tenderloin in cold water and pat dry with toweling. Slice cross-grain into medallion-sized pieces and pan fry in butter and garlic. Serve with buttered toast and a cold beverage.
In this down economy, with millions out of work, more and more families are relying on donated venison from food pantries and kitchens.
Thousands of hunters across the nation participate in these programs. However, some food pantries are finding that hunters’ donations can’t keep up with demand. Some, such as the Hunt for the Hungry Program in Green Bay, Wis., are making public requests for donations.
From the Green Bay Press Gazette: The Hunt for the Hungry program is on pace this hunting season to surpass previous totals of donated deer, but organizers say the economy still is hampering donations. (Full Story)
This year, think about filling an extra tag for those in need. It’s certainly one amazing way we can spread some Holiday cheer.