Author Archives: D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt

Eat This, Not That When Deer Hunting

Deer season is not the time to go on a crash diet, but it’s also not the time to gorge on the junk food. If you want to stay alert and increase your stamina on stand, make these simple adjustments to the snacks you along for those all-day hunts. Deer &...

Was the Rompola Buck Real?

  The Rompola Buck. If you’ve been around the deer world as long as I’ve been, a few names need no introduction. That one is perhaps the most infamous. Was it real or just an elaborate fake? And, if it were real, how could it just seemingly disappear almost as fast...

Girl’s First Deer is a Lifetime Memory

They say hope is what we cling to when reality has left us with nothing else, but I have to disagree. As the minutes ticked down on the second-to-last day of my daughter’s first deer season, we weren’t clinging. We were hanging on by our fingernails. Thankfully, Emily had a champion’s...

New Product: Advantage Dual Threat Blind

Today’s modern deer hunting blinds allow hunters to better use firearms, compound bows and crossbows. Vertical and horizontal windows are common on many of today’s models of hard-sided blinds. The Advantage Hunting Dual Threat Blind is designed this way. It offers 360-degree views and a combination of window designs for any...

Video: Deer with Chronic Wasting Disease

Today’s blog post is a disturbing video clip of a deer allegedly infected with chronic wasting disease. A friend of mine sent to me this morning. The video was posted earlier this fall by a South Dakota landowner who found a near-death mule deer. The man states that he contacted state...