Author Archives: Alan Clemons

Federal Premium 209 Muzzleloading Primer

Hot Gear: Federal Premium Adds New 209 Primer

Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to introduce the new 209 Muzzleloading Primer to complement its line of B.O.R. Lock MZ bullets, which ensure a deadly combination of accuracy and downrange devastation. Shipments of the new primers are currently being delivered to dealers. The primer formulation provides superior resistance to moisture and hot, reliable ignition...

Stephen Burchett of West Virginia loves bowhunting and making venison chili.

Sunday Hunting Closer as Bill Easily Sails Through Senate

Sunday hunting in West Virginia has been prohibited for years but could be closer to a reality after a bill easily sailed through the state Senate and is now in the hands of the House of Delegates. Eleven states still prohibit Sunday hunting in some form, even on private land, based on archaic laws dating...

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See the Best Way to Skin and Bone Out a Deer

Everyone who hunts deer and processes their own meat has a way of doing it they believe is the best, and for them it usually is. But there’s nothing wrong with considering another way and, possibly, learning something to use at your camp or home. Scott Rea is a father and butcher from St....

Good setups, the right calls and having property with predators — whether you can hunt at night or day — makes a big difference in success or failure.

Proper Setup, Calling Critical to Better Predator Hunting

The few times I’ve been able to get out and about for predators with guides have been non-stop learning lessons about setups, calls and the wariness of coyotes and bobcats. Experience is the best teacher, of course, and fumbling around making mistakes on your own definitely helps you learn what to do or not...

DDH 40th Cover

America’s First Whitetail Source Celebrates 40th Anniversary

IOLA, Wis. — Happy Birthday, Deer & Deer Hunting magazine! You’re not getting older, you’re getting better! Who would have known that when publisher Jack Bauer and editor Al Hofacker founded Deer & Deer Hunting magazine in 1977 it would grow to be the most prominent and respected white-tailed deer magazine? — its humble beginnings the...

Ticks

Do You Know How Ticks Become Infected and Harm You?

Alabama’s deer season ended on Feb. 10 and the next day I met three buddies and their dogs to go squirrel hunting from sunrise to sunset. After seeing more than 15 squirrels while I was vainly looking for a deer just 24 hours earlier, I figured it would be a slam dunk to put...

The Mathews Creed has a split limb design among other well-tested features.

Are These Among Your Favorite Hunting Brands?

If you ever want to drum up a discussion in hunting camp or around the cafe liar’s table, just ask about the best deer hunting caliber, whether hunting is better now or in “the good ol’ days,” or what is the best rifle, boots, bow and other gear. Hunters love their gear, no doubt....

Steve Bartylla experience has given him plenty of successes and failures to learn from.

Big Buck Secrets is Packed with Great Deer Hunting Insight

While there is a wealth of available knowledge on hunting trophy bucks, very little of this information actually comes from someone who hunts in the same places, or even the same conditions, as their audience. Because of this disparity, it often becomes unrealistic to follow this type of how-to information, as little of it...

Smokeys Lure video

Does Smokey’s Preorbital Lure Work? You Decide!

If you’ve ever wondered how to make the best mock scrapes even better so curious bucks get fired up about them, then take a look at this cool video. Jeremy James hunts in southeast Pennsylvania and sent this video to our good pal Smokey McNicholas, a professional trapper and veteran deer hunter in West...

NEWS Fox Haas and son Toxey Haas of Mossy Oak

Fox Haas Inducted into Hall of Fame

Fox Haas, a linchpin in the birth of multi-faceted outdoors industry icon Mossy Oak, was inducted into the West Point, Miss., Hall of Fame on Feb. 9, 2017. West Point is the home of Mossy Oak and Fox Haas’ residence for more than 60 years. The Hall of Fame award is presented by the...