Author Archives: Alan Clemons

According to cementum annuli aging, this Pennsylvania buck was 8½ years old when Wildlife Biologist Kip Adams (pictured with his daughter) shot him.
High hunter densities in the area typically prevent bucks from reaching half of that age, which makes it a truly special trophy.

Learn Food Sources for Better Whitetail Deer Hunting Success

  Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from that book. Certified Wildlife Biologist Kip Adams is extremely familiar with the Northern Woodland region. “This subgroup is one of my favorites thanks in part to my time spent as the Deer & Bear Biologist with the New Hampshire...

Buck with arrow

Hunter Misses Giant Buck But It’s Still Amazing

Missed me! Missed me! Hey, who hasn’t missed? It’s one of those things that happens and we just have to suck it up and keep going. Right? Adrenaline’s pumping, heart’s pounding, maybe the Hunting Gods decide to throw a little windy curveball gust at the last minute. Misses happen. But what about this “miss”...

Joe Rood Waitin on a Droptine

Weekend Tunes: Waitin’ on a Droptine

Ready to get fired up for the weekend with a little deer hunting tune? Check out Joe Rood of Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys singing “Waitin’ on a Droptine.” It was filmed and produced by Venture Creations and Michigan Whitetail Pursuit. Have a good one! +++ First with the facts. Subscribe to Deer & Deer...

Hornady Handbook

Hornady Goes Digital With Its Reloading Handbook

Reloading ammo is a discipline as old as firearms and shooting themselves. But one of the top bullet and reloading supply manufacturers has moved the timeworn pastime decidedly into the future. By Elwood Shelton Hornady announced recently that the Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading, 9th Edition is now available for download on a number of digital platforms....

Deer Nontypical Twin Droptines

Amazing Buck Has Giant Droptine Antlers!

Some hunters love perfectly symmetrical racks on their deer and others love a little trash on a nontypical rack. You’ll take a second look at this giant nontypical with double-droptine antlers, though, because it’s a stunner. Almost any deerhunter would love to have a shot at putting an arrow or bullet through this one’s...

AR 15 Shooters Guide

Learn More About the Popular AR-15 Rifle

Gun Digest Shooter’s Guide to the AR-15, authored by firearms expert and noted author Richard A. Mann, cuts through the clutter and offers readers a user-friendly look at today’s most popular modern sporting rifle. This latest entry in Gun Digest Books’ Shooter’s Guide series helps AR-15 owners understand and appreciate the complexity of this versatile firearm....

High Tail ready to help with cleaning a deer. (Photo: Viking Solutions)

Unique Deer Hunting Field Dressing Tool Portable, Effective

Viking Solutions has a pretty nifty deer hunting gear item that is worth a look, because it could help you save some time in the field when you’re cleaning a deer before dragging it out. Viking’s High TAIL is a portable, convenient field dressing assistant that makes field dressing quick and easy. If you...


Hot, New Deer Hunting Attractants and Minerals

Learn what’s new with some of the hottest deer hunting attractants and minerals with Jason Campbell from Evolved Harvest. With spring arriving, more hunters are thinking about mineral sites, food plots and planning for the upcoming season. Find out what’s happening on Deer Talk Now so you can be prepared.

New Jersey youth deer hunter

I Could Have Faked my Deer Survey Answers, But Didn’t

Whack! Another deer hit by a vehicle. Deer munching flowers and gardens. Deer getting squirrelly during the breeding season and running through neighborhoods, playgrounds and around town. Deer, basically, being deer, but with a lot of humans around. It’s not a new problem. But some officials in New Jersey are trying to get some...

Stan Potts studies aerial photos religiously and puts boots on the ground to target big bucks.

Potts Pours Over Aerial Photos, Then Kills Giant Bucks

The core premise of the Whitetail SLAM is to travel in search of whitetail hunting opportunities, and to prove that you’ve got the chops to successfully harvest whitetail bucks in vastly different areas. Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from the book, which has information from...