D&DH Online Courses

Interact with the country’s top deer hunting experts with Deer & Deer Hunting‘s Online Course series. Pick the brains of Charlie Alsheimer, Dan Schmidt, Matt Harper and Brad Rucks in an engaging online format.

What is an Online Course?

An Online Course is a seminar hosted online. From the comfort of your home PC, an expert will give a presentation about a certain topic. A Powerpoint-style presentation, complete with audio and video, plays on your computer as the expert discusses the topic. You will have many opportunities to ask questions about the topic. This structure is focused enough to explore the topic deeply, but also flexible enough to deliver the information you want to know.



Off-Season Tactics: Your Archery To-Do List Free online course posted Off-Season Tactics: Your Archery To-Do List

What are the 5 things you must do in the offseason or you’ll regret it come September?

We asked Dan Schmidt, editor of Deer & Deer Hunting magazine, and publisher Brad Rucks. Their half-hour online course will give you not only valuable information about how to prepare for the season, it will also show you exactly what an online course looks like.

What you’ll learn:

  • Common mistakes when setting up your stands
  • What to plant, and when
  • How to get your hunting land lined up
  • Tips for getting your bow set up and yourself ready to shoot at big bucks
  • Literally dozens more questions answered

Watch Off-Season Tactics: Your Archery To-Do List.


Online Course Dates and Times

Identifying and shooting the Largest bucks on your property.Sept. 29, 2009

• 7 p.m. Eastern / 6 p.m. Central

• Topic: Identifying and Shooting the Largest Buck on Your Property

• Expert: Dan Schmidt, Deer & Deer Hunting editor

• Description: Tired of always being in the wrong place at the wrong time? Having problemsdetermining how many bucks roam your land and devising a realistic hunting approach? D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt will answer these questions and more –including your personal inquries — in a one-hour on-line session. Organized in 12 concise talking points, this seminar will speed up your learning curve.

• Cost: $12.99/one hour live interactive session. (spots are limited)
Register for this session here.
• Cost: $9.99 to download the recorded session.


Outside of actually being a deer, you aren't going to be more in tune with the rut than with Charlie Alsheimer's predictions. You will know the best times to hunt with his sagely insights. You've only got a limited time to spend in the field. Make the best of it.Oct. 8, 2009

• 9 p.m. Eastern / 8 p.m. Central

• Topic: Lunar Rut Predictions: The Foremost Expert on Deer Rutting Activity Helps You Plan for the Rut

• Expert: Charlie Alsheimer, Deer & Deer Hunting magazine author, noted deer biology and behavior authority

• Description: Outside of actually being a deer, you aren’t going to be more in tune with the rut than with Charlie Alsheimer’s predictions. You will know the best times to hunt with his sagely insights. You’ve only got a limited time to spend in the field. Make the best of it.

• Cost: $12.99/one hour live interactive session.(includes FREE rut calendar download)
Register for this session here. (spots are limited)
• Cost: $9.99 to download the recorded session.


Jacob Edson taged this buck at the Superior National Forest.Oct. 22, 2009

• 7 p.m. Eastern / 6 p.m. Central

• Topic: Finding Mature Bucks on Public Property

• Expert: Jacob Edson, Managing Editor, Deer & Deer Hunting

• Description: Hunting public land is a different game than hunting on private property. However, hunters who don’t have access to any other option can still kill mature bucks on public parcels. D&DH’s managing editor details how to locate public properties with trophy potential and then offers tips for finding and ambushing the extremely wary bucks that call these properties home.

• Cost: $12.99/one hour live interactive session. (spots are limited)
Register for this session here.
• Cost: $9.99 to download the recorded session.



This is a short clip from Charlie Alsheimer’s course about the lunar rut. The full version will be available soon for download!

This is a one minute clip from the full hour course with Matt Harper! The full version will be available soon for download!

Brad Rucks tells us just how important it is to keep our trail cameras scent free.

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