Author Archives: Jacob Edson, D&DH managing editor

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DNR Updates Hunters On Sweeping Changes

In July, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s office released an independent report by “Deer Czar” Dr. James Kroll. The report brought about plenty of criticism from within the state (See D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt’s thoughts HERE), but regardless it called for some major changes in deer management in the state. The following is the DNR’s...

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The Deer Huntress and the Day of Turkey

The day of turkey, blessings, and parades is upon us.  While many see the holiday as one of eating, of being surrounded by loved ones — for many a hunting folk, it means something different entirely- memories. My mom, a woman who has never hunted, still recalls the smell of gun oil that pervaded...

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Giant City Buck Photographed

For the past few years, a small, sleepy town in north-central Wisconsin has been haunted by a ghost — a giant buck that stalked the parking lots and roadways just inside the city limits. As rumors of the buck grew, locals began to whisper about sightings of the buck. Now, we have photo confirmation....

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Guide To Big Bucks: Rules Of The Rut

There’s nothing quite like the whitetail rut. The crisp weather. The invigorating woodland sounds and aromas. The sight of a thick-necked buck cruising through a timbered draw. By John Trout Jr. As a diehard bow-hunter, I’ve cherished every rut-time hunt I’ve experienced for the past five-plus decades. Last year was no different … with...

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DNR: Hard Frost Means EHD Outbreak Is Over

With the recent onset of hard frosts across southern Wisconsin, state Department of Natural Resources officials are declaring that the 2012 epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) outbreak is over. The disease has been confirmed in samples submitted from deer found dead in Waukesha, Columbia, Iowa, Rock, Sauk, Dane, Jefferson and Marquette counties. “Hunters, landowners, and...

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Hunter Education Certification Completely Online

Obtaining an Oklahoma hunter education card is now just a few clicks away for most of the state’s prospective hunters. In fact, about 3,600 hunters have already successfully completed the course online and have printed off their hunter education card. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is now offering the complete hunter education course...

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The Deer Huntress: Ode to a Squirrel

This freezing evening is perfect for a good, fruitful hunt. My broadheads are sharp, perfect points, my bow hangs in wait, my shaking limbs have ceased their tremors for I am ready for venison, for backstrap, for chili, for tacos — for the freest of wild game.   Hours tick by and as the...

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Cool Bow-Mounted iPhone Video

Deer & Deer Hunting reader Jeff Zuelsdorf sent in this awesome iPhone video of a buck he shot on Oct. 26. Here’s his note: I shot this Buck at 5:20 pm, Oct. 26 near Richland Center, Wis. Deer & Deer Hunting is a real inspiration to all of us… He was 15 yards out,...