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Uncle Ted’s Special Wango for His Deer Backstrap Tango

When he’s not pounding the stage with gut-sizzling electrifying rock ‘n roll like he’s done for 40 years, it’s a safe bet you’d probably find the Motor City Madman in a deer stand with his Mathews bow in hand. Ted Nugent’s been hunting for just about as long as he’s played music. Maybe longer....

Oklahoma has some bruiser bucks, but state wildlife officials say the number of deer killed during the 2013-14 season declined by more than 18 percent.

Why Did This State’s Deer Numbers Decline So Much?

Slight declines in wildlife and waterfowl numbers or harvest totals aren’t unusual. Biologists and savvy hunters notice these things each season, or maybe a trend after two or three seasons that can be chalked up to an easy explanation. A decline of more than 18 percent usually raises an eyebrow or two, however, and...

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Fence ‘Em In: How to Guide Deer into Bow Range

By Bob Robb For a long time, I looked at fences on hunting land as a real pain. All they seemed to do was hold up gates I had to keep opening and closing, or rip my pants and shirts when I tried to go over them. Then I began talking with landowners about...

Steve Bartylla has several great tips for land and whitetail management he'll share on Deer & Deer Hunting TV.

Why You’re Not Deer Hunting as Successfully as Possible

Land managers aim to attract deer into traveling and exposing themselves during daylight hunting hours. Expected to anticipate when and where deer are moving, land managers are often asked to predict the future. On this week’s new Destination Whitetail – airing on the Sportsman Channel July 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – we follow two...

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Will Radio Collar Tracking Help Save This State’s Deer?

Severe temperatures, disease, hunter and natural predation … it’s all a recipe for one of the toughest areas of survival for big game species including deer, yet they manage to make it each winter to spring. South Dakota wildlife officials want to find out more about the state’s population and have undertaken a radio...

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Coyotes Got One Deer, Hunters Got the Other (Graphic)

Mother Nature’s not always pretty but that’s just part of the deal, and when coyotes find an easy meal of white-tailed deer they’re not going to pass up the opportunity to capitalize on the situation. A group of hunters was able to help one of two bucks whose antlers became locked while fighting. Coyotes...

If you don't have any grilled venison right now, since it's summer, practice with a nice beef roast and get your groove down before deer season opens and you bring home some venison!

Maintain the Right Temperature for the Best Venison

When you’re grilling or otherwise preparing a venison roast, how do you know when the internal temperature is correct or if it hits the target you’re trying to achieve? DDH contributing writer and outdoors foodie David Draper mentioned the Thermapen recently in his food blog for Field & Stream. (Yes, I read a lot of...

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Still Time for a License in Epic Deer Hunting Country

If you’re looking for adventure in one of the most wide open, scenic and rugged states in the country, there’s still time for nonresidents to purchase a license to hunt deer and elk in Montana this autumn. A number of first-come first served surplus licenses, good for antlered deer and elk in most hunting...

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Thin, Strong and It Can Save Your Life

Weighing just a few ounces but with the strength to support hundreds of pounds, one of the best hunting tools you can own is so light you’ll forget about it. But you’ll love it when you need it while you’re deer hunting or hanging stands. Hunter Safety Systems UltraLite fall restraint harness is engineered...

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Dialing Up Big Whitetails: Rattling Response Varies

In experiments, buck response to rattling was greatest during the rut and lowest during pre-rut. However, seasonal response rates varied according to buck age. By the Deer & Deer Hunting staff Young bucks (1½ to 2½ years) were more responsive to rattling during the pre-rut period, whereas middle-aged bucks (3½ and 4½ years) more...