Author Archives: dan.schmidt

Huge Deer are in the Eye of the Beholder

Six-point whitetail.

The Facebook post was a definite cause for celebration. One of my friends had just posted a photo of a whitetail buck he had shot this weekend. He had been bowhunting, and shot a beautiful 6-point buck. I was one of...

Earn-a-Buck Out in Wisconsin

 A hunter drags out a mature doe. Photo by Dan SchmidtOne of North America's most effective deer management techniques was kicked to the curb yesterday when Wisconsin lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to prohibit state deer...

Blood-Trailing Gut-Shot Deer

 Blood sign. Photo by Chris Hermans

A bullet or arrow through a deer's abdomen is usually referred to as a gut shot. What some hunters don't realize is that not all gut shots are the same. The rumen (stomach)...