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.

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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...

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...

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...

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Revealed: The Best Times for the Rut This Deer Season

Interested in finding out the best times for the peak rut this season and when to be in the stand for a shot at a big buck? Hunt the prime white-tailed deer rut days this fall using the 2014 Deer & Deer Hunting Northern Rut Forecast. It’s the perfect resource to ensure you’ll be...

David Blanton with Realtree make a super shot with this CVA muzzleloader on this great Oklahoma buck. Congrats!

Find Out Best Times to Hunt the Rut, Start to Finish

Take full advantage of the short window for white-tailed deer hunting during the rut with expert advice from the staff of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine. Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Hunting the Rut is a comprehensive strategy manual for every aspect of the upcoming rut, delivering more than 40 years of experience...