Author Archives: Alan Clemons

Hunters typically go through different stages during their lives, from wanting to shoot just about anything to mellowing out and enjoying the experience.

Where Are You Among the Five Stages of a Hunter?

While doing a little poking around yesterday for an upcoming story, I needed to find the information below and after doing so realized it’s always a good idea for a refresher. By Alan Clemons, Southern Managing Editor This “Five Stages of a Hunter has been kicked around since about the mid 1980s following some...

November 2014 DDH

Free Digital Copy of Deer & Deer Hunting

  If you have an e-reader and want to get Deer & Deer Hunting anywhere and anytime, now’s the chance to try out a free issue! This is a free download of a digital copy of Deer & Deer Hunting. If you’re not a subscriber, here’s a chance to give the magazine a test-run...

Vermont bowhunters may get 10 more days but a reduced season bag limit.

Extended Season, Reduced Bag Limit Among Proposals

Bowhunters may get an extra 10 days to get in the woods this season thanks to a proposal requested by hunters, but a reduction in the bag limit by a deer also is on the table. Three of the proposed changes would take effect this year. The first part of Vermont’s archery deer season...

Kim Rhode at the 2004 Olympics during her run of five straight with a medal. (Photo: USA Shooting)

Olympic Champion Kim Rhode Busts Clays, Hunts Deer

Kim Rhode of El Monte, Calif., is one of the world’s greatest competitive shotgun athletes, a mother and has loved fishing, hunting and being outdoors ever since she was young. Rhode is the first United States Olympian competing in an individual sport to win five medals in five consecutive Olympic Games. She won Olympic gold...

Venison Crock Pot Chili

Great Tips to Help You Process, Cook Your Own Venison

Labeling one of the most popular books in the Deer & Deer Hunting library a cookbook is, quite honestly, a misnomer considering the vast information found within its pages. Gut It Cut It Cook It for years has been one of the favorites of deer hunters who are truly part of the DIY crowd. When...

Deer Crossing

Police Stop Traffic as Deer Dash Across Highway

How many times have we ever considered slowing down because of a road sign that says “Deer Crossing” and kept speeding on without a second thought? Probably more than we realize. We’re inundated daily with signs, billboards, lights, noise, commercials, advertisements (Hey, click here for a cool gizmo!) and so it all blurs together....

Velvet Bucks

Fight! Fight! Big Velvet Bucks Get Busy Slamming Antlers

It’s always fun to see big bucks fighting and getting after it, but when it happens in summer while their antlers are still in velvet it can be a bit confusing. This buck fight captured by Whitetail Properties shows how bucks spar in summer while still in velvet. This seems a bit more than...

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Heat Up, Juice Up and Don’t Be in the Dark This Season

Try as we might to get into the woods and disconnect, we’re usually not far from our smart phones. There can be, of course, a legitimate need for smartphones in the woods: calling for help, using the GPS or compass, even using the light in a pinch. I’ve used my iPhone flashlight feature more...

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Deer Talk Now: Tactics for Hunting Smaller Properties

Wide Open Wednesday is one of our most popular days on Deer Talk Now because that’s when you’re the star of the show. In this classic episode of Deer Talk Now, hosts Dan Schmidt and Brad Rucks answer viewer questions that cover a wide range of hunting topics. For example, one viewer wants to...

Corned venison is pretty easy to make may give you something new to try this season. (Photo: blog.westonproducts.com

No Lucky Shamrocks Needed for this Corned Venison

I’ve been sick for the last few days, like run over by a tank after 2-a-day football practice sick, so I haven’t been doing much eating and certainly nothing related to St. Patrick’s Day. The thought of green beer kinda makes me want to hurl — current illness aside — although when in college...