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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

The Best Deer Call That Does It All

Whether you’re hunting for a trophy buck or merely to fill the freezer FAST, there’s no better way than to take matters into your own hands with an aggressive hunting approach. Deer & Deer Hunting’s editor-in-chief explains why he prefers doe bleats — especially early in the hunting season. By Daniel E. Schmidt There...

Quality Deer Management Includes Surveys with Best Game Cameras

Have you begun your off-season quality deer management surveys to keep tabs on whitetail deer, turkeys, predators and what’s happening before hunting season arrives? If not, now is definitely the time to start making some serious plans for mineral licks, camera sites and recon efforts. Habits and movement will change before the season or...

Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Deer Hunting Dad

Father’s Day is near and that means a lot of dads will be opening boxes or bags containing socks, ties, belts and another flashlight to stick in the garage with the others he got for Christmas. Don’t go there. Please. Give your deer hunting dad something he can use and enjoy for years. He’ll...

Best Rangefinder for Gun and Bowhunters

Deer hunters want precision equipment that will last for years, and Bushnell’s latest laser range finder may find a home in many hunting packs this season. The G-Force DX combines a host of top features in a durable, tough package. Check out the specifics in the press release below from Bushnell: Bushnell, an industry...