Readers Stories

Reader stories of whitetail deer hunts from Deer & Deer Hunting.

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Blind South Dakota Youth Kills First Deer

by Ben Sobieck, D&DH online editor Deer & Deer Hunting reader Nancy Jorgenson sent in this clipping from a newspaper in Flandreau, South Dakota. Her 12-year-old nephew, Marcus VanDam, killed his first deer this past November. That’s an accomplishment in itself, but it’s even more significant when you know Marcus lost his sight five...

Deer Camp is More Fun When You Have a Plan

By Dick Harris, Deer & Deer Hunting subscriber Ever since we purchased our deer hunting property and our family started hunting deer there during our state’s approximately week-long deer season, my wife, Karen, has made a menu and prepared all the meals for us. Some years that means making enough to feed 12, all...

What Defines a Trophy Buck?

by Bryan Hendricks To me, the definition of trophy entails other things besides antler size. Above my desk, for example, is the rack of a 9-point whitetail I killed at Turley Ranch in Roger Mills County, Okla. The rack was beautiful, maybe 120 B&C, but the circumstances made it special. Turley Ranch covers about...

Is Hunting Killing Your Heart?

by Brandon Smith, D&DH reader Not until last season, when I strapped on a monitor, have I ever considered how hard my heart beats while hunting. Although opinion varies, many doctors caution against exercising at a level greater than 85 percent of a person’s maximum heart rate. This increases the risk of heart attack....

Teen Hunter’s First Buck

by Robert Foan, D&DH reader On Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, my son Brody (14) killed his very first whitetail buck in Wisconsin. He shot it with his Hoyt Kobalt set at 50 pounds using an Easton Axis ST arrow and a 100-grain G5 Montec Brodhead. The shot was taken at 23 yards on buck...

Reader: “I’m Going to Die” After Fall

by John Smith, D&DH reader My first day hunting the 2010 Wisconsin bow season nearly became my last. On Nov. 8, I went to hunt a 40-acre wooded lot in the central part of the state. I have hunted the land more than 20 years. Although it is small, it features a nice oak...

Mississippi Deer Hunt

Some of you have recently reported suspicious phone calls or offers in the mail to renew your subscription to Deer & Deer Hunting.

Your uneasiness may be justified. While still rare, fraudulent mailings and phone calls are increasing. We have confirmed that unauthorized parties are attempting to represent themselves...

Passing Up Bucks Pays Off

Some of you have recently reported suspicious phone calls or offers in the mail to renew your subscription to Deer & Deer Hunting.

Your uneasiness may be justified. While still rare, fraudulent mailings and phone calls are increasing. We have confirmed that unauthorized parties are attempting to represent themselves...

Young Bow-Hunter Scores

Some of you have recently reported suspicious phone calls or offers in the mail to renew your subscription to Deer & Deer Hunting.

Your uneasiness may be justified. While still rare, fraudulent mailings and phone calls are increasing. We have confirmed that unauthorized parties are attempting to represent themselves...