Deer Hunting Tips

Have deer hunting problems? We have solutions. Our experts share dozens of handy deer hunting tips, tricks and deer hunting tactics to enhance and improve your deer hunting experience. This critical advice will take your whitetail pursuits to the next level.

Tree Block SS

Protect Attractant Blocks With Crafty Cutting

We got a note about a cool way to put out mineral or attractant blocks on your property with a little manly work with a chainsaw and drill. First, of course, this isn’t something you should (or probably legally could) do on public land. If you lease land, you probably should check with the...

The EZY Repellent Hanger is designed for use with the Thermacell, but also doubles as a gun holder in a box blind.

Repellent Hanger Serves Dual Purpose

Discovering the EZY Repellent Hanger a couple of years ago at the Archery Trade Association show was a blessing because I’ve always had an issue with my Thermacell in the stand. Thermacells, if you haven’t used one, are little gems at keeping skeeters and some other bothersome bugs at bay. I know some guys...

TenPoint Stealth SS

With Bows, Watch Out for Potential Snags

While shooting my TenPoint Stealth SS crossbow a few weeks ago I thought about a professional fisherman and a tip he once suggested about wearing hoodies with tie string hanging near his neck. He said whenever he gets a hoodie he’ll either remove the string completely or trim the ends shorter so when it’s...

Jeff Neal's inexpensive deer feeder will last for several years and hold about 250 pounds of food. (DDH Photo: Alan Clemons)

How to Build an Inexpensive, Durable Deer Feeder

  Jeff Neal has tried a variety of different feeders for his property in southeast Ohio, everything from spincast models on tripods and hangers to gravity-style feeders like the very cool Feed Bank from Banks Outdoors. Neal is Vice President of Sales & Marketing with Kalmbach Feeds, which produces the line of Heartland Wildlife...

Steve Bartylla has several great tips for reducing odor and laying a scent trail when he's pursuing big bucks.

Reduce Your Odor, Bacteria With Bartylla’s Tips

Jim Bianchi, a Deer & Deer Hunting reader from Rochester, N.Y., wrote in to ask a few hunting-related questions after reading Steve Bartylla’s story about scent control in the October issue of D&DH. They were good questions, so we thought we’d pass along Bartylla’s answers. Getting the straight dope right from the source always...

Mark Davis buck

Get Through a Barbed Wire Fence in a Zip

When Mark Davis isn’t packing his Pelican cooler to chasing giant grouper or other salty critters as host of the award-winning Big Water Adventures outdoors show, he enjoys his downtime with family and hunting mature white-tailed deer. By Alan Clemons, Managing Editor Davis has hunted throughout the country. He grew up in Indiana and...

Big Buck Working Mock Scrape

Fire Up Big Bucks with Mock Scrapes

Now is the time for all big-buck hunters to get serious about mock scrapes! Check out this awesome video by our Facebook friend Stephen Hachey. Stephen got the video on his hunting property last year, and is now obsessed with hunting this great deer. We hope you get him, Stephen! Want to create similar...

If you're doing field dressing and aren't concerned about trim work or skinning, a good folding, locking knife with a sharp blade can help get the job done quickly. (Photo: Alan Clemons)

A Great Way to Sharpen Your Deer Hunting Knives on a Stone

If you’re an old school guy who likes to sharpen your best hunting knives by freehand, learn to do it well and quickly on a bench stone with these techniques. By Dexter Ewing Freehand sharpening is a skill that must be developed with practice, along with trial and error — at first, mostly error....

NuFletch

Reading Clues From Your Arrow Before Tracking Your Deer

So, you’ve made what you believe is a good, ethical shot on a buck or doe and then you watched it take off through the woods like you have before. Or maybe it’s your first deer with a bow and you’re so geeked you can’t stand it. Salute! But in either case, getting down...