Just like there’s no crying in baseball, there’s no off-season for deer hunting. Late spring into early summer might be the kickoff of major league baseball, but it’s also time for serious deer hunters and land managers to roll up their sleeves and get some dirt under their fingernails. There’s scouting to do, landowners to contact, equipment to refurbish — and there’s those food plots and other deer management chores to attend to.
In the 2018 Summer issue of Deer & Deer Hunting magazine, you’ll get advice from dirt doctors and deer hunting gurus that will make you a better land manager — and a more successful hunter. D&DH’s all-star cast of professional land managers will show you how to get the maximum return from your habitat improvement projects. They’ll tell you which are the best food plot seed varieties for your property; teach you advanced methods for reaching your advanced food plot goals and much, much more. And what about those bucks that have been hanging around your food plots this spring? Can you identify those trophies that made it through this past season when they aren’t wearing their head gear? We’ve got some tips for doing just that in this issue of D&DH, too.
Summer is also the perfect time to clean out the freezer — to make room for all of that fresh venison you’re going to have come fall! Why not take some time to turn some of last year’s venison into delicious meat treats? Firing up the grill — while watching some baseball, of course — is one way. Creating delicious one-pot venison meals is another. D&DH’s very own foodie, Tom Carpenter, will get your creative juices flowing. And to make sure you have all of the right gear for the upcoming season — which, incidentally, is just around the corner — check out the New Gear section and advertisements from some of the industry’s best in this issue.
Get a jump on deer season this year, by using the 2018 Summer issue of Deer & Deer Hunting as the springboard for good things to come this fall — which will be here before you know it.
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Deer & Deer Hunting Summer 2018 Issue Highlights:
- Remember that giant World Record buck Saskatchewan hunter Milo Hanson killed in 1993? Hard to believe that fateful day occurred almost 25 years ago! In this issue we’ll go back and relive that fateful day. And we’ll also take a look back at a more infamous buck — the bizarre tale of the world record buck that wasn’t.
- To cull or to not cull — that is the question. But which is the correct answer? Auburn University’s Chad Newbolt and Dr. Steve Ditchkoff will shed some light on this controversial topic in this issue of D&DH. We’ll give you a hint — it’s not the sliver bullet a lot of people make it out to be.
- Mighty Mouse pistol cartridges can be a great choice for lever-gun hunting — perfect for tight terrain where shots are limited to 75 yards or so, and for shooters who are recoil sensitive. Find out if they’re a good choice for you.
- Like the glaciers before them, human expansion and settlement across this country during the past 200 years disrupted and disturbed habitat everywhere. Yet, despite it all, the density of whitetails has increased. Learn how they did it in this issue of Deer & Deer Hunting.
- Is kinetic energy really a good measurement for arrow lethality? D&DH Bow Shop columnist Patrick Meitin says that KE is fine for measuring killing potential for rifle bullets, but not so much when it comes to archery tackle. Learn why.
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