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Why Crossbows Are Your Best Turkey Hunting Tool

Thanks to the tremendous conservation efforts of wonder organizations such as the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), thousands of hunters across this great land prepare their arsenal for spring turkey hunting season. Growing in popularity, now more than ever, is taking to the green springtime woods to chase gobblers with the stick and string....

The Best Way to Find More Shed Antlers

If you want to find more shed antlers you have to search where whitetails congregate and you need to put boots on the ground. In addition to these two simple elements you can up your antler game and gain by incorporating a common piece of hunting equipment. No, it’s not an ATV to ride...

The Chase Ends for Big City

In autumn 2016, Illinois had been experiencing above-average high temperatures for the last few months. The most recent information I obtained from trail cameras, showed a lot of morning movement when the temperatures were cooler. On Nov. 6, I knew it was that time; I just had that feeling as temperatures were projected to...

DDH’s Cool ‘Deer on a Bike’ Video is an Award Finalist

One of the coolest and most-watched videos Deer & Deer Hunting ever has produced is a finalist for an international film award. A video that DDH Online Video Producer Abbi Hehner created and posted last autumn of her father retrieving a deer from the Minnesota woods while riding a bike is a finalist for the Golden Helmet award at...

Know Thy Habitat: Greenery Desirability Changes with Seasons

Food sources change in desirability during their various stages of maturation. When hunting over them, you should time your hunts for the phase when they’re most desirable. While it’s impossible to cover the most desirable stage of all preferred deer foods in one article, the following generally applies to greenery: • Seedlings – extremely...

Hot Gear: Bushnell Introduces New Engage Optics Line

Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance optical solutions for more than 65 years, announces a new line of high-quality, performance-driven optics for modern hunters and shooters. The new Engage riflescopes and binoculars represent the latest evolution in Bushnell optics. “The Engage line is built to outperform all other comparable scopes and binoculars and completely...

National Rifle Association Membership Says it All

Millions and millions of American families are celebrating the amazing springtime spirit of renewal like they mean it! Fresh fish filets and wild turkey breasts are cooking all across the land, along with those incredibly scrumptious morel mushrooms, wild scallions, leeks, fiddle-head ferns and some early wild berries. Wild asparagus will sprout soon and...

Improve Your Deer Hunting with Pears, Persimmons

In late summer when the fruit is ripe, it’s pretty doggone hard to beat the wonderful flavor of sweet persimmons or a crisp pear straight off the tree. One of the houses on my jogging route has four or five persimmon trees near the road. I know the owner and usually take a break...