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Stay updated on the latest news going on in the whitetail world! From jaw-dropping record bucks, news from state agencies and organizations and weird happenings with deer and deer hunters, the D&DH team stays on top of all things deer.

First Deer Friday: At Close Range, She Scores!

Macie Reese got her first crossbow kill at15 yards with a SA Sports Empire Aggressor and then followed up later with this buck. It’s her first, a 5-point, and her father handling the camera duties is happy as can be. The Muzzy broadhead did the job. Way to go, Macie!

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...

Spring and Summer Outdoor Rituals

I’m sure it was as early as the summer of 1950 when I 1st experienced and discovered the life changing stimuli of outdoor family time. Mom always raved how I was not only walking on my own before my 2nd birthday but running helter-skelter nonstop every day. I remember hearing the word incorrigible often...

Big Prizes Available in Game Camera Turkey Shootout

Turkey season is here and Stealth Cam is holding a Turkey Photo Shootout Contest that will reward hunters who submit images with the chance to win an unbelievable prize package. Images can be submitted under the following categories: — Best Quality — Best Beard — Best Action Shot Photos need to be submitted here....

Shed Hunting Evidence You Can’t Ignore

Everyone loves to pick up a big shed whitetail antler during a cabin-fever hike, but if you’re a hunter don’t ignore the smoking-hot evidence in the whitetail woods. You can cure cabin fever and scout your whitetail property simultaneously for a hunting season jumpstart.

Why Crossbows Are Your Best Turkey Hunting Tool

Thanks to the tremendous conservation efforts of wonder organizations such as the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), thousands of hunters across this great land prepare their arsenal for spring turkey hunting season. Growing in popularity, now more than ever, is taking to the green springtime woods to chase gobblers with the stick and string....

The Best Way to Find More Shed Antlers

If you want to find more shed antlers you have to search where whitetails congregate and you need to put boots on the ground. In addition to these two simple elements you can up your antler game and gain by incorporating a common piece of hunting equipment. No, it’s not an ATV to ride...

DDH’s Cool ‘Deer on a Bike’ Video is an Award Finalist

One of the coolest and most-watched videos Deer & Deer Hunting ever has produced is a finalist for an international film award. A video that DDH Online Video Producer Abbi Hehner created and posted last autumn of her father retrieving a deer from the Minnesota woods while riding a bike is a finalist for the Golden Helmet award at...

Know Thy Habitat: Greenery Desirability Changes with Seasons

Food sources change in desirability during their various stages of maturation. When hunting over them, you should time your hunts for the phase when they’re most desirable. While it’s impossible to cover the most desirable stage of all preferred deer foods in one article, the following generally applies to greenery: • Seedlings – extremely...