Author Archives: Daniel E. Schmidt Editor-in-Chief

Photo of Dan Schmidt's big Texas buck

5 Things Every Venison Lover Should Do

If you’re a diehard deer hunter then you probably love to eat venison, too, and likely are handy in the kitchen or manning the grill. If so, you could ramp up your skills with just a few changes. Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt offers five of his best deer tips to give you a...

Deer Buck Growl Vocalization

WATCH: Deer Ducking an Arrow

Can a deer duck, dodge or otherwise avoid being hit by an arrow? This is a common topic among bowhunters, especially when bowhunting season starts. Here’s a little insight from a trail camera sequence capture by our editor-in-chief. By Daniel E. Schmidt Seasoned bowhunters often use the “deer ducked my arrow” excuse as a...

Dan Schmidt Deer from Wyoming Bowhunt

Ten Tried and True Bowhunting Products

Our editor-in-chief goes through his bowhunting gear, piece by piece, and explains why he thinks these 10 items are among the best new bowhunting products for whitetail hunters. By Daniel E. Schmidt Not unlike white-tailed deer, we bowhunters are creatures of habit. We find the best new bowhunting products, and we stick with them...

Holly Sherman is all smiles after recovering her first bow-buck earlier this week in central Wisconsin. (photo courtesy of Lon Sherman)

The Best Blood-Trailing Advice of All

The best blood trailing advice I could ever offer anyone was reaffirmed by my friend Lon yesterday when he was helping track a deer shot by his daughter-in-law. That advice is simple: Never, ever give up on a deer that you know you shot. By Daniel E. Schmidt Sounds simple enough, but I’ve seen...

Addicted to the Hunt

It’s the instant you realize that sapling in the brush-choked creek bottom is actually a deer’s leg; that branch is really an antler; that flitting bird is actually a twitching ear. Everything changes when the ambient becomes the very thing you’re seeking. The therapeutic becomes the stressor. And the warm and fuzzy feelings are...