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SHEDS  Leland Hinkle with a fine Oklahoma shed

Ban on Public Land Shed Hunting Fuels Mixed Responses

Social media gets crazy like a bunch of coyotes running through the woods at night but is interesting to get a gauge on public sentiment about topics, especially when it comes to hunting and fishing. Both are recreational activities that we, the hunters and anglers, take in varying degrees of seriousness. Some of us...

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See the Best Way to Skin and Bone Out a Deer

Everyone who hunts deer and processes their own meat has a way of doing it they believe is the best, and for them it usually is. But there’s nothing wrong with considering another way and, possibly, learning something to use at your camp or home. Scott Rea is a father and butcher from St....

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BREAKING: Eighteen Deer, 1 Elk Confirmed with CWD

Eighteen more deer and another elk have been confirmed to have chronic wasting disease in a shocking development for a state that until recently never had a positive test for the fatal disease. Veteran outdoor writer Bryan Hendricks, a DDH contributor and outdoor editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, broke the story late Wednesday night. It’s...

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If You Don’t Think This Works, Check Out the Results

If you’re skeptical about using lures for mock scrapes, drag lines or with scent bombs, check out these results from a diehard hunter. ARA Staffer Ross Crane took this buck on his club lease in Sandersville, Ga. He used a combination of  Smokey’s Deer Lures Doe in Heat Lure and Rut-N-Buck Lure. Smokey’s lures...

DEER  Giant Ohio Buck gives police the slip

Monster Buck Ignores Police, Goes on Leisurely Stroll

What would you do if you were driving merrily down the road, minding your own business and a giant 12-point buck blocked your path? That’s what happened in this 2012 video we ran across on YouTube from Wayne County, Ohio. Sheriff’s deputies got a call from a motorist who reported a big buck blocking...

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Turkey Bonus: What Are These and Why Do Turkeys Have Them?

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...

Shooting ranges are great places to practice and get familiar with firearms before deer season opens.

Practice, Get Zeroed for Deer Season at Renovated Shooting Range

Tenoroc Public Shooting Range, located in Polk County between Tampa and Orlando, is reopening its rifle and pistol ranges March 13 after undergoing improvements. The target shooting center features rifle and pistol ranges and shotgun opportunities with trap and sporting clays facilities. Improvements to the range include rebuilding berms, revamping the drainage system, repairing...