Deer Hunting Gear

You can’t kill that buck of a lifetime if you don’t have the right equipment. Whatever you need, you can find it here: bows, guns, stands, calls, range-finders and more. Get inside information on the latest, greatest deer hunting products.

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...

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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....

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...

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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...

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Hot Gear: Ranew’s Hanging Judge Gambrel

When all your hard work scouting and hunting finally pays off and you put a trophy deer on the ground, you immediately wonder how much that deer actually weighs. With the new Ranew’s Outdoors Hanging Judge Gambrel with Scale, you can take the guesswork out of recording the weight of the deer you kill on your...

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Hot Gear: Scented Candles Upgraded for More Attraction

Hot Trails Scented Hunting Candles and Mini Lantern are small, lightweight, convenient, and simple to use. Just light it, and let the candle and wind do the rest, pushing the scent into the wind and to the game. Celebrating our 25th year in business, Hot Trails is still a well-guarded secret among successful hunters....

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Hot Gear: Mossy Oak Can-Am Defender

The all-new Defender Mossy Oak Hunting Edition side-by-side vehicle has been purpose built with factory-installed extras to appease the needs of modern hunters and outdoorsmen. Dressed with its exclusive water-dipped Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo finish, the Mossy Oak Hunting Edition HD10 package is the direct result of joint effort from Can-Am and Mossy...

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Hot Gear: LaCrosse AeroHead Sport

The proven leader in rubber hunting footwear, LaCrosse Footwear, revolutionized comfort with its 2013 AeroHead debut and the momentum continues this year with the versatile AeroHead Sport. Built to keep hunters light on their feet, the AeroHead Sport has all the comfort and durability of the original, but it is lighter weight and more flexible....