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.

Crossbow hunting from hard- or soft-side blinds can be outstanding because you're at ground level and can have more benefits than being exposed in a stand. DDH managing editor Alan Clemons shot this Ohio buck with a NAP Spitfire broadhead and Wicked Ridge crossbow from a Banks Blind elevated stand.

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: 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....

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Hot Gear: Hit the Mark With the Halo XL450

Regardless of how much practice one puts in at the range or the type of firearm, bow or crossbow one carries into the field, no other single variable plays a greater role in hunting success than knowing the actual distance to the downrange target. At best, just a few yards of misjudged distance can...

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Hot Gear: Nomad Expands Line of Hunting Apparel

NOMAD, performance hunting apparel built by hunters for hunters, proudly announces that its new and expanded line of apparel is now available and shipping to retailers across the country. In addition, NOMAD is available to consumers directly at www.nomadoutdoor.com. This season’s offerings include new and expanded offerings for all hunters – men, women and...

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Hot Gear: Barnett Vortex Youth Bow

As much as you want your child to have quality archery equipment, there’s a big gap between the cheap toy bows on the market and your top-of-the-liner – until now. Thanks to Barnett’s versatile Vortex line of compound bows for kids, you can start your child with a quality compound bow that fits properly,...

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Hot Gear: Expandable Hurricane Bag Targets

Hurricane Bag Targets now offers a unique line of expandable Storm targets that make it even easier for bowhunters to take their high performance targets anywhere they want. The new Storm targets feature the exclusive C.P.E. (Compressible, Packable, Expandable) technology. Storm targets come from the factory vacuumed sealed, and when you are ready to...