Author Archives: Alan Clemons

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Deer Attacks Driver of Car that Hit Him!

Hitting a deer with a vehicle usually has a wide range of possible outcomes, almost all of which are bad for the vehicle and far worse for the deer. For the car, you’ll get everything from smashed lights and crumpled quarter panels to full-blown destruction of hoods, bumpers, windshields and more. About 10 or so...

ALPS OutdoorZ Big Bear X pack is versatile and helpful in the woods for hunting, scouting or camera survey work.

Hot Gear: Versatile Alps OutdoorZ Big Bear X

Unless you’re truly a minimalist with virtually zero gear to take into the woods with you, a backpack is one of the most helpful things to have on a hunting trip. Whether you hunt with a bow or gun most folks have at least a few items to take. Over the years, I’ve had...

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D+DH Innovation Zone: Scott Archery Freedom XT Release

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. A good bowhunting release is critical to not only result in accurate shots but to also instill confidence in the shooter. You don’t want any doubts at the moment of truth. Daniel Schmidt from Deer & Deer Hunting‘s exclusive Innovation Zone checks out the...

Gumbo is fantastic and versatile, too, so if you want to add some deer meat or sausage then it won't hurt a bit! (Photo: MonsoursPhotography.net)

Break Out the Gumbo Pot and Spicy Venison Sausage, Too

After the recent post here about gumbo and such, I started poking around for a few more Cajun recipes that could incorporate deer meat into them for a different flavor. Louisiana folks love their deer hunting and, in my opinion, it’s one of the most underrated states in the Southeast for big bucks. The...

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Hot Gear: New Target, 3D Bows are Sleek and Fast

Most deer hunters don’t hang up their bow when the season ends because they love shooting, whether it’s in 3D competition, Olympic-style competitions, bowfishing or just in the yard with a favorite target. Some will use their hunting bow for the competition events, which keeps them in tune with that specific bow and gear....

The author with his 9-point buck felled by a NAP Spitfire broadhead and Wicked Ridge crossbow in a Banks Blind stand that produced two more fine bucks within 24 hours.

Pressure or Rest: Do You Play a Deer Stand’s Hot Hand?

Jeff Neal thought about my idea momentarily and then nodded his head in agreement. “That’s pretty good, considering how much we’ve been in and out of here the last few days,” he said. “I like it.” After three days of hunting out of the same Banks Blind close to the camp house and barn, just a...

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Curious Deer Can’t Resist This Powerful Scent

A month ago in the heat of summer, DDH Editor in Chief Dan Schmidt captured this video on his Wildgame Innovations game camera of a buck checking scent on a sapling. It wasn’t just any scent, though. Schmidt had doctored the sapling with Smokey’s preorbital gland lure, one of the hottest and most effective...

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D+DH Innovation Zone: Elite Archery Impulse 31 and 34

An inside look at the new Impulse 34 and Impulse 31 bows from Elite Archery with archery shop pro Dan Bloch from Archery Country. Both bows are built for whitetail deer hunters. Learn more about the specs in this week’s Innovation Zone video. D+DH Innovation Zone, Season 1, Episode 35. Original air date: July...

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Hot Gear: TenPoint’s Lightweight, Compact Turbo GT

Industry leader TenPoint Crossbow Technologies introduced its new Turbo GT model in January, one of four new crossbows for 2016, and the Turbo GT pairs a new stock and barrel design with the company’s time-tested technology to add improved performance and maneuverability to the newest version in a long line of successful TenPoint Turbo models. “The Turbo model...

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Auction for Custom Remingtons to Celebrate Anniversary

James D Julia auctioneers will host a live auction Oct. 6 for a chance to own the rare collection of Remington Custom Bicentennial firearms. This auction is an opportunity 200 years in the making. The live auction will be the only chance left to own these rare firearms. There never will be another opportunity to purchase...