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Shooting ranges are great places to practice and get familiar with firearms before deer season opens.

Practice, Get Zeroed for Deer Season at Renovated Shooting Range

Tenoroc Public Shooting Range, located in Polk County between Tampa and Orlando, is reopening its rifle and pistol ranges March 13 after undergoing improvements. The target shooting center features rifle and pistol ranges and shotgun opportunities with trap and sporting clays facilities. Improvements to the range include rebuilding berms, revamping the drainage system, repairing...

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Hunting Land: It’s Only as Good as You Make It

A slow walk down the dew-covered trail at dawn renews your spirit. It’s deer season, but you have no intentions of shooting anything. Maybe you’ll check some trail cameras or just lean up against a tree and watch deer funnel back through to their bedding areas. There are no worries of disturbing other hunters. You...

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Hunters Donate More than 228K Pounds of Venison

More than 4,500 deer hunters donated nearly a quarter-million pounds of venison (228,306 pounds) from last season’s deer harvest to Missouri’s Share the Harvest program. The donated deer meat will help feed hungry Missourians. Share the Harvest is coordinated by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM). It...

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Hot Gear: New Turkey Vest is a Grand Slam

This time of year is when serious turkey hunters inventory their gear and take a hard look at what works and what doesn’t. If you think that one of the things that doesn’t work perfectly for you is your turkey vest, or if your vest is “okay” but getting old, right now is a...

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D+DH Innovation Zone: Mystery Ranch Backpacks

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Andrew Jakovak from Mystery Ranch shows off the Cabinet Backpack. This roomy, lightweight hunting backpack was built for versatility. It has numerous pockets, ample room, and adjustable back support system that can be removed and much more. From the producers of Deer & Deer...

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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...

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Become a Turkey Hunting Road Warrior

Spring took on a new meaning for me roughly 25 years ago. Until then, my time in the field was confined to those few months that made up the heart of the fall hunting seasons – and, for the large part, to hunting my home state of Minnesota and a few ventures to neighboring states....

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D+DH Innovation Zone: LaCrosse Aerohead Sport

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. In this episode of D+DH Innovation Zone, Chris Currah with LaCrosse Footwear provides some insight on the new Aerohead Sport hunting boot. With years in creation and testing in all kinds of conditions, the Aerohead Sport is one deer hunters definitely should consider. From...

Zero your rifle scope and practice off a bench, with shooting sticks and also in freehand positions so you'll be prepared. (Photo: Wayne Van Zwoll)

VIDEO: Fundamentals of Ballistics in Simple Terms

What is ballistics? Well, like love it’s, complicated. But if you have around 20 minutes, this video of a vintage U.S. Army training film does a pretty good job of demystifying the multifaceted subject. The film, circa 1949, touches on all three forms of ballistics – internal, external and terminal. And it gets into...

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More than Seventy Violations? Yes, That’s What This Poacher Had!

Delaware’s DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers concluded an investigation into illegal deer hunting March 1 with the arrest of a New Castle County man for illegal weapons possession charges along with numerous charges related to the illegal take of at least 14 deer during the state’s 2015/16 deer season. James...