Author Archives: Alan Clemons

White salt and a little Big Buck Mineral Formula was a great combo last year for game camera images, with does and bucks hitting the site pretty hard.

Is It All Worth the Time, Sweat, Blood, Briars, Snakes and Effort?

On our DDH Twitter account, @deerhuntingmag, I noticed a tweet from a fellow hunter who had been out in the woods doing some season prep work and fighting with Mother Nature. “Soaked in sweat and bleeding from briers. Come November that set will be worth it.” tweeted Kyle Sheesley (@kjsheesley) who, along with his pal...

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Alan Clemons’ Pick of the Day: Super Hot Ma-Mah Call

When you need a versatile deer call to use throughout the season, you’ll want one that is proven in real-world hunting experiences and will work for bucks and does. Deer & Deer Hunting Managing Editor Alan Clemons reaches for the Super Hot Ma-Mah call to make realistic sounds that get the attention of deer in...

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No Safety Harness? ‘It’s Not Worth the Risk.’

If you’ve ever talked with someone who fell from a treestand and survived, chances are good you’ll hear some familiar comments like these: “It happened so fast I didn’t even have time to react.” “I was in the stand and the next thing I knew, I was on the ground.” “I’ve never had anything...

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Treestand Safety Boiled Down to One Simple Message

  Pretty much boils it down to just a few words with strong meaning, eh? Get a good safety harness and use it this season. Stay hooked up in a ladder stand, climber or lock-on. Tell someone where you’re going to be hunting. Remember, it’s uncool to be unsafe. +++++ A Must-Have Hunting Accessory...

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Dan Schmidt’s Pick of the Day: Viking L-E-Vator

There’s nothing wrong at all getting a helping hand for your gear or deer, so the ultracool Viking L-E-Vator should be on your mind for deer season. “Whether you’re loading gear to take to camp for a work weekend, heading out during the season to hunt or putting a big buck or doe on it,...

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Hunters Lose 17,725 Acres of Public Land Weeks Before Season Opens

Weeks before the small game seasons open and just months before the opening of deer season, hunters in one Southeast state find themselves scrambling for land after 17,725 acres was lost to public hunting. Big game and small game hunters in Alabama learned Aug. 13 that the Boykin Wildlife Management Area north of Mobile,...

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Arrests Made Following Multi-State Poaching Investigation

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Office of Law Enforcement has announced court action in three separate wildlife cases in Calhoun County, Illinois. Two cases were a result of joint efforts with the Illinois Conservation Police and wildlife officers in multiple states. After a six-month investigation in multiple Illinois counties and eight other...