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Knock, Knock. Who’s There? A Deer in the Hotel?

Imagine being the guy at the front desk when this deer decides to check in for the night … or maybe not. A clattering of noisy feet and banging around in a college town hotel usually means specials like nickel beer or jello shooters at McSlobber’s Pub. But this buck wild experience at the...

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Don’t Be Afraid of Grunting for Your Bucks

Mature whitetail bucks can be frustratingly elusive because of their stealth and unpredictability during much of the hunting season. Fortunately during the rut, many bucks slip out of that mold and shift to a bold and boisterous attitude. They will even announce their presence with a variety of vocalizations. The growl is one of...

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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 for pre-order at www.shopdeerhunting.com. Calling...

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The Coolest Tool You Need for Cleaning Your Deer

Whether you have a new camp that still needs some setup, are roughing it in a truck camp in the woods for a weekend or need a hand around the house, it’s not a stretch to say that cleaning a deer can be a chore sometimes. Some hunters are good with gutting and cutting...

Ground blinds can be something you build from natural vegetation or one more obvious like this Redneck Blinds Haybale.

Six Ways to Improve Your Ground Blind Hunting Experience

Ground blind hunting is one of the coolest things to do for a couple of reasons, one of them being that you’re pretty much on eye level with the deer and other wildlife. Hunting in treestands is common in much of the Southeast and Midwest, of course. Nothing wrong with that at all. Getting...

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DDH Condolences to True Outdoors Family

The Deer & Deer Hunting family expresses its condolences to longtime writer and contributor Toby Bridges, whose partner,┬áChristy Cay Steigers-Bridges, lost her battle Oct. 25 due to lengthy complications following surgery for a brain aneurysm. She and Bridges were married for seven years, which he says “have been the best seven years of my...

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Lunar Rut Predictions + 5 Things that Shut Down the Rut

Rut Predictions: When Bucks Will Go Wild! Deer & Deer Hunting’s annual rut prediction and analysis from Charlie Alsheimer and Wayne Laroche. In its 15th year, this research project is aimed at accurately predicting the whitetails annual rut activity with the moon phase. Just what do you believe about the moon and how it...

Researchers found multiple sightings of the Kashmir musk deer during a 2008-09 search in Afghanistan, the first sighting in 60 years. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Fanged ‘Vampire Deer’ Found in Remote Forest

Ghosts, haints, swamp beasts, hobgoblins and the creepy dismembered ol’ farmer with the rusty pitchfork … they’re all part of deer camp lore. Just like black panthers, which don’t exist either, the good ol’ ghost stories are fun to tell around the fire or lay on the newbie. Send him to the Creature Stand,...

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Sportsman Choice Awards

Voting for Destination Whitetail starts on Monday November10th and runs through Sunday November 30th. It’s time to get the word out vote! Everyone only gets one vote this year so make your vote count. Vote Destination Whitetail as the best Big Game Hunting Show and don’t forget to support our very own Lauren Rich...

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The Best Time to Use A Grunt Call For Deer

When is the best time to use a grunt call to try to bring in a big buck? Is it pre-rut when bucks are splitting up and establishing their territory? During the rut when they’re moving around and seeking willing does? Post-rut when they’re recovering but may still be interested in a doe if...