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Bushnell Legend E Binoculars

2015 Best New Optics: See More Deer This Season

Live from the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the Deer & Deer Hunting team is scouring the floors of the massive Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors Trade event where some of the best deer hunting gear for 2015 is making its debut this week. Deer hunters always want quality optics for scouting and picking...

This 132-year-old Winchester lever action rifle was found propped against a tree and was blended in well. (Photo: NPS)

How Many Deer Did the National Park Mystery Winchester Kill?

  Lever action rifles helped win the west and are among the most popular for hunters, then and today, but a mystery is unraveling in Great Basin National Park thanks to a stunning discovery. A Winchester lever action rifle believed to be 132 years old was discovered in the park. The rifle was leaning...

Stacy Harris has an array of items for cooking venison and other dishes, but among those are basics you can use and need in your kitchen.

12 Things You Must Have in Your Deer Camp Kitchen

There’s a good debate of sorts among hunters and chefs when it comes to preparing venison: salt and pepper, and nothing else, or a little marinade or herbs to give the roast some added flavor on the grill, smoker or in the slow cooker. I’ve had it both ways and, honestly, appreciate both when...

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Rubs: The Whitetail’s Communication Hub

Humans learn by seeing. Deer do, too. When a hunter comes upon a big rub, his heart skips a beat. When a whitetail buck encounters a rub of any size, it has different thoughts. Our excitement has to do with hunting possibilities. A buck’s has to do with identifying who made the rub, because...

Crossbows for deer hunting

For Big Buck Success Always Track the Wind

  Properly adjusting your strategy for wind direction is crucial when hunting mature bucks. We know this, but sometimes, it’s easier said than done. Advancements in hunting technology have made that easier than ever. By Mark Kenyon Smartphone applications such as the Weather.com and AccuWeather apps provide hourly wind direction forecasts and indicate wind...

Kid Rock, who's name is William Ritchie, killed this nice buck while on a hunt in Alabama.

Kid Rock Trades Stage Fury for Deer Hunting, Big Bucks

There’s absolutely no argument that can be logically made that Kid Rock doesn’t put on an intense, no-holds-barred jamfest concert when he’s touring the world pumping out his music and lyrics. For about two decades the down ‘n dirty musician from Detroit has packed arenas and stoked audiences with massive light shows and music....

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Big Buck Hunters Know When to Shift for Hot Rut Strategies

Becoming more knowledgeable about the various phases of the white-tailed deer rut is one of the most enjoyable and challenging things deer hunters can do. While many hunters believe “the rut” is the exciting chasing and breeding period, the actual rut is a months-long process. Learning more about these fascinating, unique phases and how to...

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3 Easy, Fantastic Venison Chili Recipes to Make Now

Winter’s here, no doubt, and with the possibility of some nastier weather hitting the northeast and west this week it’s not a bad idea to whip up some venison chili. A hearty bowl of chili, some crusty garlic bread or cornbread, and whatever spicy hot sauce you may want to add … mmmm, mmmm....

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Deer Talk Now: Great Game Camera Tips for Deer Hunters

Deer season has ended in some parts of the country and still is going on in others, but it’s not too early to start thinking about off-season camera surveys. Planning ahead now is the best way to get a jump on next season. When you’re trying to get the best information about your deer...