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.

Mossy Oak BreakUp Country camouflage is the newest pattern from the Mississippi-based company.

Best Apparel for 2015: Mossy Oak Debuts New Break-Up Country

Remember those days when our camouflage was an olive drab Army jacket or something brown with black Sharpie scribbles, or just good ol’ red-and-black checkerboard wool? If you’re of a certain age then yeah, you remember those days. And if you’re of a certain age you remember when a guy started a company that...

PSE Archery Decree new for 2015

Best Bows for 2015: PSE Decree Leads Strong Lineup for Deer Hunters

It’s always interesting to ponder a bow when you’re sitting in a tree stand or ground blind, or it’s interesting to me. I mean, it’s a simple contraption that has been around for centuries: Stick, string, pointy stick that flies toward a target. That’s the basic version, of course. Stick. String. Pointy stick. Fwingggg!...

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Best Apparel for 2015: Heater Body Suit Rocks in Freezing Temps

Back in November I went deer hunting in Saskatchewan and just before our arrival in Regina, a massive cold front settled into the region and sent temperatures plunging. Like, plunging into the teens and single digits. Wind chills well below zero. Steady wind making things more miserable. I can handle cold temperatures. I don’t...

DDH Bark River natural canvas micarta knife

3 Ways a Custom Knife is a Great Deer Hunting Tool

If you’re a fan of the Bob Loveless drop hunter knife, you’ll love this hand-crafted version made exclusively for Deer & Deer Hunting by Bark River Knives. This strong, custom knife is a slimmer, more compact version of a modern classic pattern, and has all the features of the vintage Loveless with it’s increased cutting angle...

Be sure to plan ahead so you can have time to hunt and kill big bucks.

Make Plans for Your Rut Hunting Dates Now

Every year in late December I make a little run to the office supply store and pick up at least one, if not two, big desktop calendars for my office. I’ve used these for 25 years, going back to my first job where the sports editor had pretty good long-range planning abilities. Before each...

Adam Hupf of Beaver Dam, Wis., with his state-record whitetail.

Rut Secrets Revealed in Info-Packed, Must-Have Guide

Because normally secretive and wary bucks have the tendency to become careless and more visible during the rut, this time can be one of the most exciting of the hunting season to kill a trophy whitetail. This peak period can be a chaotic and unpredictable time in the field with hunting pressure, weather conditions,...

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New Video: Great Beginning Archery Tips for Women

City Roots to Hunting Boots blogger Kristen Schmitt spent the last year immersing herself in the world of archery and hunting and now she wants to inspire other women to do the same. Her new DVD, Beginner’s Guide to Archery: For Women, features instructional segments on archery lessons, finding a bow that fits your...

Whitetail Buck Deer (Photo by NPS)

How to Really Use a Grunt Call to Dupe Big Bucks

When is the best time to use a grunt call to try to bring in a big buck? Is it pre-rut when bucks are splitting up and establishing their territory? During the rut when they’re moving around and seeking willing does? Post-rut when they’re recovering but may still be interested in a doe if...

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New Mission MXB-Sniper Lite Crossbow Loaded with Features

Mission Archery has bolted out of the gate for 2015 with a stunningly streamlined, cool and feature-packed crossbow: the new MXB-Sniper Lite. This hot crossbow was just announced by Mission Archery. It includes a machined rail with beveled arrow track, integrated rail and scope mount, Smart Guide cable slide to alleviate down pressure on...