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

The Worst Thing About Being a Deer

  What is the worst thing about being a white-tailed deer? Well, to me, it would have to include the infestation of external parasites, including ticks, screw-worms, mosquitoes and black flies. But there’s one scourge that has got to really bother the whitetail: botfly larvae. You have likely seen deer reacting to nasal bots...

Did You See Anything?

It’s super easy to get distracted by our desire for instant gratification. We not only want to fill our tags, we want to do it NOW. Perhaps that’s why we gloss over the wondrous when we check in at the end of a day’s hunt. Read the above headline one more time. How many...

Turkey Recipe Bonus: A Hawaiian Delight

There’s a good reason why the founders of Deer & Deer Hunting expanded the brand in 1991 and started up Turkey & Turkey Hunting: There’s just too much great-tasting wild game out there to eat nothing but venison year-round (although most of us try!). I had a hunt for the ages yesterday. In the morning,...

Rock ‘n Roll! Hunting Girl Scores on First Deer

“Is this normal? I’m not cold, but I’m just shaking!” With that innocent admission, a little hunting girl, Savannah, was welcomed to the deer hunting fraternity and became an Internet sensation. Dad Jason captured his daughter’s priceless reaction — and adrenaline rush — immediately after she pulled the trigger for the first time and...

Deer Hunting Success Favors Students

What’s the key to deer hunting success? The answer is two-fold: Knowledge makes you powerful, but wisdom provides for consistent success. Highly populated whitetail herds certainly provide opportunities for some hunters to blunder into success here and there, but true whitetail wisdom is what will separate you from the guy who fills his buck...