Gifts for Hunters

Need to find gifts for hunters? Here are some top picks from the staff of Deer & Deer Hunting. They include deer hunting gear for all sorts of hunters, from beginners to advanced.

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Heat Up, Juice Up and Don’t Be in the Dark This Season

Try as we might to get into the woods and disconnect, we’re usually not far from our smart phones. There can be, of course, a legitimate need for smartphones in the woods: calling for help, using the GPS or compass, even using the light in a pinch. I’ve used my iPhone flashlight feature more...

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Big Buck Hunters Know When to Shift for Hot Rut Strategies

Becoming more knowledgeable about the various phases of the white-tailed deer rut is one of the most enjoyable and challenging things deer hunters can do. While many hunters believe “the rut” is the exciting chasing and breeding period, the actual rut is a months-long process. Learning more about these fascinating, unique phases and how to...

Roland Andrus of Louisiana was using Smokey's lure while hunting in Missouri when this fine buck stepped within range.

Fire Up Your Mock Scrape During the Rut to Drive Bucks Wild

Research proves that the licking branch is the No. 1 key to success when hunting a mock scrape, one of the best ways to fire up a big buck and get him interested in seeing what buck has invaded his territory. The key to that licking branch is preorbital scent. Bucks secrete this scent as a...

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ShopDeer Savings Much Better Than 12 Days of Christmas Expenses

If you’re in the Christmas gift idea mood today, be glad you’re not doling out dollars for the items on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song because you’d be awash in Lords a’leaping and golden rings but no money. The 31st PNC Wealth Management Christmas price index for the popular Christmas song is up slightly...

Gordy Krahn knows that a realistic call can make a difference with a wary buck.

A Deer Came In Grunting, and It Sounded Like This

While hunting in Saskatchewan recently I had a giant doe and her two shaggy donkey yearlings about 30 or 40 yards away when they suddenly looked behind my ground blind. I already had a lynx come padding through so I figured maybe this was going to be a wolf or sasquatch or something from...

Pruning limbs and cutting trees, thinning timber of undesired trees and hinge cutting are ways to improve your property without spending much money.

Don’t Let Limbs, Brush Ruin Your Best Deer Hunt Ever

Even late in the season if you’re in the Midwest or as gun seasons open or progress in the Southeast, it’s silly to go into the woods without thoughts of making the best shot possible from your tree stand, ground blind or shooting house. Whether you’re snipping smaller branches around you in the ladder...

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Wild, Crazy, Varied Rut Boiled Down to These Best Dates

If you grow up hunting deer and hearing about “the rut” then you know, or should know, that it’s not always an absolute, exact, specific period of dates when the exciting peak phase occurs. By peak I mean that chasing and breeding phase when we’re in the woods or fields seeing bucks nose-down on...

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Top 5 Deer Hunting DVDs

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 to enjoy in these hunting DVDs. They make great gifts for hunters, too. 1....