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Josh Peterson killed this stunner buck in western Wisconsin.

Antlerless Quota, Permit Recommendations to be Finalized

Wisconsin deer hunters have had a few tumultuous years with extreme winters, problems with wolves and CWD, state politics from the governor and other normal issues related to hunting. Now they’re on the verge of seeing antlerless deer quota and permit recommendations from the County Deer Advisory Councils, an annual rite that kicks things...

Muzzleloaders are great fun to use for deer hunting, whether it's a traditional flintlock rifle or a modern inline.  (Photo Missouri Department of Conservation)

Break Out the Smokepoles, Have a Blast for Deer

If you’re a muzzleloading enthusiast and want to burn some powder or are interested in smokepoles for deer hunting, hanging around other folks who love them is a great way to get some instruction. The Lake City Rendezvous will offer black powder shooting, frontier lore and a chance for interesting photos 10 a.m. to...

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Deer Talk Now: The REAL Top 10 List of Best Deer Hunting States

When it comes to discussing the best and worst states for deer hunting, don’t rely on anecdotes and coffee shop chatter when you can get the facts on deer and deer hunting in the United States! From North to South, Dan Schmidt reveals the Top 10-plus deer hunting states and explains why they’re that strong...

CanCooker Garden Pasta with Venison Sausage

One of the Best Must-Have Tools for Your Deer Camp

Looking for a fast and easy way to cook a venison meal? Of course, because eating well at home is one thing but eating like the hunting kings we are at deer camp absolutely is a different ball of wax. Right? Right! Check out the following video from Must Have Outdoors. Simple, wholesome ingredients —venison, veggies...

DDH contributor Steve Sorensen with his POMA Pinnacle Award and a print of the buck he wrote about, the first one known to be ever recorded for a record score.

DDH Contributor Steve Sorensen Wins Top Writing Award

Deer & Deer Hunting contributor Steve Sorensen received the 2015 Pinnacle Award from the Professional Outdoor Media Association, a national organization promoting the traditional outdoor sports. With sponsoring partner Mossy Oak, POMA offers the Pinnacle as is its highest honor for exceptional journalistic achievement and creative work in the outdoor press. POMA gives only...

Success with the Rio in Texas!

Turkey Tuesday: Grand Slam Quest Begins in Texas

Editor’s Note: This is the first of four parts of one turkey hunter’s quest for the Grand Slam, a journey that takes him throughout the country as he seeks to fulfill his dream of hunting and killing the four U.S. turkey subspecies: Rio, Merriam’s, Eastern and Osceola. Slammed! Part One I was a relative latecomer...

Attempting to force a cartridge to do something that it’s not suppose to can lead to inaccurate results and wasted money.  (Photo: Philip Massaro)

5 Things I’ve Learned While Reloading Ammunition

When it comes to getting down and dirty at the reloading bench don’t learn from your own mistakes. Instead, allow custom ammunition manufacturer Philip Massaro help you avoid them through his lifetime of experience. When I started out handloading, it was a simple matter of economics. The younger me couldn’t afford to buy the...

Deer have incredible senses that alert them to danger, aid in reproduction and help them locate food sources. Learning more about whitetail behavior can help you score this season.

How to Get Into the Mind of a White-tailed Deer

During a spring turkey hunt I eased to the edge of a treeline near a small, secluded food plot and peered through with my binoculars for birds in the field. Instead of hens and a longbeard, I saw two big ears perked up and an anterless deer looking in my direction. It wasn’t stamping the...