Author Archives: D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt

The Deer & Deer Hunting crew is ready for action. Will the deer cooperate? (photo by Dan Schmidt)

Getting Ready to Bowhunt Big Bucks in North Dakota

Hunting a super early archery season like North Dakota’s requires lots of patience, not only in the field but when you’re in camp. You see, most outfitters like Chris Jorde (www.heartjoutfitters.com) realize that you only get a very small window in which to get the drop on a big, mature buck. For that reason...

Is Easton Archery about to unveil a new hunting arrow? Not sure. Stayed tuned for more info on this here at Deer & Deer Hunting.

New Easton Arrow in the Making?

Is Easton Archery about to unveil a brand-new arrow for bowhunters? From the looks of it, it sure seems like we will be seeing a new Easton arrow very soon. Check out the text we just received: “I am sending you a couple of images that were captured by a friend at a pro...

Visions of this giant 9-pointer made the Deer & Deer Hunting TV team forget all about the clouds of mosquitoes that greeted them during their stay at Heart J Outfitters in northern North Dakota. (photo courtesy of Christopher Jorde)

Early Bowhunting Opener Brings Hopes of Big Bucks

If that intro photo doesn’t get your pulse racing, you might need some help. What an incredible buck, huh? Well, imagine my anticipation when that popped into my email inbox last month, then learning how that buck was frequenting a spot I’d be bowhunting on the first evening in North Dakota at Heart J...

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Is Blaze Orange Really Necessary?

Dan, As a deer hunter who (by my guesstimate) has hunted many states for whitetails, would you consider the mandatory wearing of blaze orange for big game rifle hunters a hindrance towards hunters? My state of Louisiana does have such, but there are 9 states which do not. I do hunt one of those...

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New Yeti Might Be Best ‘Soft’ Cooler Ever

  They don’t want anyone to call this a “soft” cooler, but that’s really the best way to describe the new Hopper from Yeti. A soft cooler on steroids, that is. This portable cooler is beyond high tech, allowing hunters, anglers, trappers and outdoorsmen and women to keep their drinks and foods cold in...