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DDH Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt with his free range 11-point Florida buck that scored 137 1/8.

Deer Season Has Early Wake-Up Alarm in Southeast

While the rest of the nation’s deer hunters are thinking about mineral sites, game cameras, moving stands and maybe putting in winter food plots, hunters in Florida’s southernmost zone and South Carolina’s Lowcountry are in the stand looking for a buck. Opening day for bow season in Florida’s Zone A, which comprises the counties...

Whether you're hunting, hanging stands or moving them around, always remember to wear a safety harness, stay hooked up, and let someone know where you'll be. Safety first! (Photo: Summit Stands)

Treestand Tips: Time Things Right for Your Best Deer Hunts

Hopefully, you utilized a good portion of the springtime to do your scouting and to pinpoint the best places to take deer on your property.  But don’t prop up your feet and wait until hunting season just yet; your homework isn’t over. If you want an even better opportunity to take that monster buck,...

Ted doesn't back down from a good debate or fight about guns, freedom, liberty, the NRA, family, hunting or taking care of those in need.

Uncle Ted Riffs on American Values, Welfare Nation and Apathy

He’s loved and hated, embraced and reviled, but one thing Ted Nugent will not do is be silenced when it comes to his views on America and the current state of society. Take a look at this #AmericanVoices segment from TheBlaze.com and see if you don’t think it’s straightforward, common sense thinking. Be sure to...

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Ethics and Long-Range Shooting: When is a Shot too Far?

This article is an excerpt from… Gun Digest Book of Long-Range Shooting, 2nd Edition Get the most recent advances in guns and gear to extend your range for hunting, informal target shooting, and formal competition. Discover new tools for long-range shooters both in the field and on the firing range, with coverage of new...

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Two Busted For Alleged Deer Poaching in Closed Season

Vermont state game wardens charged two Northeast Kingdom men recently for allegedly poaching several deer during March and April in the Stannard area. On June 22, game wardens, assisted by officers from the Hardwick Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Shawn Bell, 37, of Greensboro and based on evidence gathered...

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GunShop: Battle of the 30-Caliber Deer Rifles

It’s one of the oldest rivalries in ballistics — the venerable .30-06 Sprg. versus the oh-so-popular .308 Win. Which is better for deer hunting? By Dave Henderson Quite honestly, it’s the same argument as Coke versus Pepsi, Ford versus Chevrolet or wood stocks versus synthetic. The difference in performance is negligible and although both...

Part of a good management plan includes shooting does when the population numbers dictate doing so.

Grow ’em Big: How Many Whitetail Does Should You Shoot?

Questions about doe management run rampant through the deer hunting community and often are focused on these three themes: How do you know when, where and how many does to shoot off a given property? They’re legitimate questions, of course. If you have a lot of deer or don’t have too many, figuring out...

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Lee Lakosky’s Pick of the Day: Clover, and Hunting Mature Whitetails

Lee and Tiffany Lakosky are known throughout the deer hunting world as masters at managing properties for huge bucks. According to Lee, his magic bullet is the same lucky charm of the Irish — clover. “People ask me all the time,” Lakosky told Deer & Deer Hunting. “If you could put in one all-around plant...

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How to Clean a Deer Rifle in 3 Steps

A good deer rifle is a tool that should work for you at the range and in the field, instilling confidence and doing a task when called upon no matter what the conditions. But you can’t ignore it, either. Your best deer rifle, whether it’s 38 years old or brand new off the shelf...

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How You Can Help Minimize Fawn Mortality

As with most mammals, white-tailed deer tend to produce more young than can be expected to survive. Although the reasons vary regionally, a high proportion of fawns born each year fail to survive to weaning age. In some cases, formerly overabundant deer populations have stabilized, if not declined, principally because of recent increases in...