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Controversial Wolf Ruling a Huge Concern for Deer Hunters

Controversy still reigns in the December 2014 decision by a judge to return wolves to the federal Endangered Species List, sending state wildlife agencies and hunters into shock at what had been a successful management program for the predators. After years of being on the Endangered Species list the wolves in Minnesota, Michigan and...

Steve Bartylla has some of the best deer hunting tips for land and whitetail management, stand placement and more in his new book, Big Buck Secrets.

Best Deer Hunting Tips Revealed in Big Buck Secrets

Seasoned whitetail hunter Steve Bartylla serves as a personal trainer with his new book, Big Buck Secrets, divulging insider tips on scouting and sharing hunting tactics that will help the average hunter take his or her craft to the next level. Big Buck Secrets, from Krause Publications, is available at www.shopdeerhunting.com. Calling on more...

Be sure to give your meat a light dusting of flour before browning, unlike what I did with this stew meat.

3 Secrets to Great Venison Stew, and With a Hint of New Orleans

Creating great venison stew, or beef stew for that matter, is a task that comes with trial-and-error before you really get everything nailed down well. Following exact recipes can help you get started with a good recipe. Recipes are like blueprints for a house, with the ingredients being the walls, roof and interior spaces....

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Deer Talk Now: Hit the Bull’s Eye With Your Bowhunting Practice

Becoming the best bowhunter you can be requires hours of patience, knowledge of your equipment and confidence that you can make the shot at an ethical range. Repetition and good technique are two of the best things you can do to achieve success. Of course, after you’re comfortable with your bow’s setup and how...

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5 Game Camera Tips to Scout for Big Bucks Now

Have you started scouting yet to get a leg up on the buck you didn’t kill last season? If not, you’re wasting time and burning daylight during a critical portion of the year that can reveal clues about late-season and post-rut activity of bucks and does. Post-season camera surveys immediately after the end of...

Hunter safety courses help thousands each year throughout the nation.

Register Now for Free Hunter Safety Courses and Free Ammo

Getting all set up for hunting seasons with a free safety course is fantastic, but what if you free ammo and range time were part of the deal? That would be super. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering free hunter safety courses in 12 counties in central Florida. “Don’t wait. Take...

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8 Messages Deer Send Hunters With Their Tails

When you spot a deer, study its tail. What you observe will help you make smart hunting decisions. Of course, the deer’s body language is important to watch, too. It goes hand in hand in with what the tail is doing. By Tom Carpenter But the tail’s actions are a very visible, clear and...

Getting ready for bow season yet? (DDH Photo: Alan Clemons)

The Best Tips to Become a Better Bowhunter

Bowhunting for white-tailed deer has witnessed an explosion of interest in the last 20 years. As deer populations have soared and bowhunting gear and tactics have gone mainstream, more deer hunters are picking up the stick and string to chase their favorite quarry. Shoot a bow long enough and you will desire to improve...

Deer hunters have great success in Arkansas each season, like Drew Weir and his his monstrous 23-point buck he killed in Benton County,  Arkansas.

Dig Deeper! License Fees Increase for Non-Resident Hunters

Non-resident hunters will be taking a hit in the wallet starting with the 2015-16 seasons after its wildlife board approved a sizeable increase in the cost of hunting licenses. And it’s not just a little increase. Fifty bucks for an annual (all-season) license may make some hunters think twice. The Arkansas Game and Fish...

Will Kochevar and his giant Alabama buck.

Plot a Successful Course to the Best Deer Hunting This Year

If you’re dead-set on managing and planning for the best deer season possible then it’s not something you want to take lightly and hope good things fall into your lap. Making the most of our deer season is a goal every hunter strives for, even if things might happen that make us veer off...