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GEAR TC Compass Dream Truck Giveaway rifle

Iowa Deer Hunter Gets Surprise of a Lifetime

What if your old pickup truck was beaten, battered and puttering along when you spied a chance to enter a contest to win a new one? That’s exactly what happened with the Thompson/Center Arms “Follow Your Compass” Dream Truck giveaway. Thompson/Center’s cool contest included a custom T/C Compass 2016 Dodge RAM 2500 pickup and a...

Donald Trump Jr. is in the DDH Whitetail Madness bracket contest looking to move to Round 2! Will he make the cut? Only voters can decide who moves on!

Who Will Move on in the DDH Whitetail Madness Bracket?

Former president and adventuring hunter Teddy Roosevelt or Aldo Leopold, considered by many as the father of conservation? Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan or Donald Trump Jr., son of the current President of the United States? Eva Shockey or Mia Anstine or Tiffany or Nicole? Ted Nugent or Kid Rock? Who will...

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Turkey Bonus: Why Do Turkeys Have These Weird Things?

The wild turkey is hailed by many as our nation’s favorite game bird — although waterfowl and upland hunters might have an argument or two about that. Barrels of ink and terabytes of data have been written about the five wild turkey subspecies found from Maine to Mexico, Florida to Washington state. If you’re...

Don't be turned off by the smaller diameter as a hunting arrow. These "skinny" arrows fly great and hit hard.

Skinny is Beautiful: Go Thin with Your Bowhunting Arrows

Skinny supermodels might be under attack by the mainstream media, but skinny arrows are definitely en vogue, the hottest thing going since carbon first hit the bowhunting scene. Savvy bowhunters everywhere are adopting them in droves, quickly recognizing the inherent advantages of packing a heavyweight punch into more streamlined packages. The newest slim-line arrows are...

Federal Premium 209 Muzzleloading Primer

Hot Gear: Federal Premium Adds New 209 Primer

Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to introduce the new 209 Muzzleloading Primer to complement its line of B.O.R. Lock MZ bullets, which ensure a deadly combination of accuracy and downrange devastation. Shipments of the new primers are currently being delivered to dealers. The primer formulation provides superior resistance to moisture and hot, reliable ignition...

Stephen Burchett of West Virginia loves bowhunting and making venison chili.

Sunday Hunting Closer as Bill Easily Sails Through Senate

Sunday hunting in West Virginia has been prohibited for years but could be closer to a reality after a bill easily sailed through the state Senate and is now in the hands of the House of Delegates. Eleven states still prohibit Sunday hunting in some form, even on private land, based on archaic laws dating...

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Styrka Helping the Long Shot Come In

There is special rush making the long shot come in. Banging a steel target or placing the perfect shot on a whitetail right at the cusp of the comfort zone — its really what marksmen’s dreams are made of. But there are certain elements that must come into play to guarantee such attempts are...

Osceola turkeys offer hunters a great challenge in tough conditions. (Photo: NWTF)

Florida’s Spring Turkey Season Provides Special Opportunity

Turkey season has arrived and it’s time to get in the woods! March 4 marks the opening of Florida’s spring turkey season on private lands south of State Road 70, one of the first opportunities in the country for hunters to pursue this impressive game bird. Florida turkey hunting is unique for another reason....

Cody Gardner with his buck from the Vermont bowhunting season.

Deer Hunter Experiences Lifechanging Moment, Again, from Wheelchair

In August 2016, Cody Gardner of Vermont sustained traumatic injuries in a vehicle accident. He survived but lost a leg and now is in a wheelchair. That has not stopped his drive and determination to continue pursing life to the fullest, including hunting. This is Gardner’s story submitted to DDH: Two months after my near...

Elite Option Series bows have top of the line components and offer the pinnacle in archery for bowhunters.

Hot Gear: Elite Option Bow Series at the Top of Its Game

For 2017, Elite Archery has built upon the belief that your bow should feel as great as it looks—without sacrificing any performance. The result is the Option Series™, built around the basic principle that your bow must always perform as well as you do, especially under less than ideal conditions. From the axles to the...