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

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It’s Time to Get Moving on Mineral Sites for Deer

If you want your local deer herd to benefit from a mineral site, now is the time to get one established. According to D&DH contributing editor Matt Harper, in whitetail’s spring and summer, the whitetail’s mineral and vitamin needs spike dramatically. “This is due to the physical condition of the deer,” Matt says. “For example, the...

Chronic Wasting Disease is fatal to deer and now is in more than two dozen states and Canadian provinces.

Whoa! A Density of 8,907 Deer Per Square Mile?

The latest news out of western Wisconsin: another case of chronic wasting disease found in a penned-deer operation operating at an insane deer density. The deer, a 7-year-old doe, tested positive. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the test results. As a result, tens of thousands of Wisconsin deer hunters will...

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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...

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...

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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...

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With Neighbors Like This, Who Needs Enemies?

You think deer hunting is competitive where you hunt? Check out this incredible video clip of what one Pennsylvania hunter encountered a few years ago. We’ve all been there: It’s opening day of gun-hunting season, and we’re excited to be out in the deer woods. Ah, but if you’re hunting a highly populated state...