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Dobie A rare snowstorm on the last day of the hunt at Greystone Castle during the peak of the rut made it easier to spot mature bucks chasing does. (Photo: Duncan Dobie)

High Fence vs. Free Range: A Deer Hunter’s View from Both Sides

As I picked yet another cactus needle from my knee I smiled thinking about the fond memories of a Texas whitetail hunt in early December 2011. You always hope every hunt is memorable, and this one certainly had been that. I had hunted on a beautiful ranch with a great outfitter, I had shared...

November 2014 DDH

Free Digital Copy of Deer & Deer Hunting

  If you have an e-reader and want to get Deer & Deer Hunting anywhere and anytime, now’s the chance to try out a free issue! This is a free download of a digital copy of Deer & Deer Hunting. If you’re not a subscriber, here’s a chance to give the magazine a test-run...

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New Deer Management Show: Grow ‘em Big With Steve Bartylla

EPISODE 1. Whether you hunt 20 acres or 2,000, you can better manage that land for trophy whitetails through the tips, tactics and cutting-edge insights included in the new online show Grow ’em Big with Steve Bartylla. If you like deer, and are looking for the best deer management tips, this deer management show is for...

Vermont bowhunters may get 10 more days but a reduced season bag limit.

Extended Season, Reduced Bag Limit Among Proposals

Bowhunters may get an extra 10 days to get in the woods this season thanks to a proposal requested by hunters, but a reduction in the bag limit by a deer also is on the table. Three of the proposed changes would take effect this year. The first part of Vermont’s archery deer season...

Venison Crock Pot Chili

Great Tips to Help You Process, Cook Your Own Venison

Labeling one of the most popular books in the Deer & Deer Hunting library a cookbook is, quite honestly, a misnomer considering the vast information found within its pages. Gut It Cut It Cook It for years has been one of the favorites of deer hunters who are truly part of the DIY crowd. When...

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How a Rifle Sling Can Help You Kill More Deer

A rifle sling can be so much more than just an accessory for shouldering your rifle. It’s an important tool that can enhance shooting accuracy if applied correctly. Gunsite Academy shooting instructor Il Ling New schools DDH Editor Gordy Krahn on how to properly deploy a gun sling to stabilize the rifle in the kneeling position....

Deer Crossing

Police Stop Traffic as Deer Dash Across Highway

How many times have we ever considered slowing down because of a road sign that says “Deer Crossing” and kept speeding on without a second thought? Probably more than we realize. We’re inundated daily with signs, billboards, lights, noise, commercials, advertisements (Hey, click here for a cool gizmo!) and so it all blurs together....

Mule Deer Nebraska

What is Causing Mule Deer Numbers to Keep Declining?

Although a five-year cycle figure may reveal more information, concern continues to mount over the decline in mule deer numbers and biologists can’t seem to put a finger on the cause. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has completed the second year of an annual mule deer survey in portions of the Pine Ridge...

Velvet Bucks

Fight! Fight! Big Velvet Bucks Get Busy Slamming Antlers

It’s always fun to see big bucks fighting and getting after it, but when it happens in summer while their antlers are still in velvet it can be a bit confusing. This buck fight captured by Whitetail Properties shows how bucks spar in summer while still in velvet. This seems a bit more than...

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Heat Up, Juice Up and Don’t Be in the Dark This Season

Try as we might to get into the woods and disconnect, we’re usually not far from our smart phones. There can be, of course, a legitimate need for smartphones in the woods: calling for help, using the GPS or compass, even using the light in a pinch. I’ve used my iPhone flashlight feature more...