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The Columbian Blacktail is benefitting from years of protection and conservation efforts. (Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Protected Deer Gets Good News After Years of Conservation Efforts

In a move signaling the success of ongoing conservation efforts in the Pacific Northwest and the benefits the Endangered Species Act (ESA) affords our most at risk wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to downlist the Columbian white-tailed deer from endangered to threatened. The Service is opening a 60-day public comment...

CELEBRITY Dan Schmidt

Dan Schmidt’s Pick of the Day: Smokey’s Pre-Orbital Gland Lure

Research proves that the licking branch is the No. 1 key to success when hunting a mock scrape, one of the best ways to fire up a big buck and get him interested in seeing what buck has invaded his territory. The key to that licking branch is preorbital scent. Bucks secrete this scent as a...

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...

Celestron FireCel

DDH Hot Pick: the Celestron FireCel

Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt has seen a lot of hunting items over the years — and by a lot we mean thousands, just roughly estimating — but one palm-sized piece of hunting gear caught his eye like no other. The Celestron FireCel is a really cool combination of an adjustable light...

2016 Whitetails Daily Desktop Calendar

Dan Schmidt’s Pick of the Day: Whitetails 2016 Desktop Calendar

Discover intriguing facts about and enjoy high-quality photos of white-tailed deer with the Whitetails 2016 Daily Calendar from Deer & Deer Hunting and available now in shopdeerhunting.com. “These desktop calendars are pretty cool because you can learn something new each day about deer traits, behavior and even new whitetail trivia,” said Dan Schmidt, content director and editor-in-chief...

Ruger American Rifle Magnum

Magnum Calibers added to Ruger American Rifle Series

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. has added two magnum calibers to its popular Ruger American rifle series, the 7mm Remington Magnum and .300 Winchester Magnum. The Ruger American Rifle Magnum has all of the popular features of the Ruger American rifle, but features a stainless steel receiver mated to a stainless steel, cold hammer-forged, 24″...

Brittney Leigh Glaze4

Put Destination Whitetail on Top in the Outdoor Sportsman Awards!

Voting is hot and heavy for the Outdoor Sportsman Awards and our own Brittney Leigh Glaze is in the running for Favorite Show Host! Glaze is host of Destination Whitetail, which highlights deer hunters and unique locations throughout the country. From the sultry summer opening of Florida’s season to the big bucks of Kansas...

Nick Pinizzotto

National Deer Alliance Taps Pinizzotto

Deer & Deer Hunting has learned that Nick Pinizzotto will be the National Deer Alliance’s first CEO. The group is set to announce the hiring later this week. The NDA is combined “super group” consisting of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), Whitetails Unlimited and the Mule Deer Foundation. In addition to the three...

Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent on Fred Bear and Public Relations

It’s tough to put a label on Ted Nugent: music icon, diehard hunter, passionate defender of the Second Amendment, outspoken … probably a few more descriptions, too. Uncle Ted’s been going hardcore gonzo backstrap-lovin’ deer hunting for decades. How many? Let’s just say decades. He’s 67 — can you believe that? — and still...

Ruger Gunsite Scout Composite Rifle

Products in Action: Ruger Gunsite Composite Scout Rifle for Deer Hunting

Ruger’s Gunsite Scout Rifle was designed to be an all-around gun that anyone could use for self-defense, hunting or target shooting, and chambered in .308 it’s more than enough to take down deer and big game. This year Ruger is offering the lightweight composite version, which shaves weight while retaining the durability and accuracy...