Author Archives: D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt

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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...

Yeti Hopper

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...

Wild venison is the missing link for many of today's locavores. There's nothing more satisfying than preparing a dinner that you completely grew and/or harvested yourself. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

3 Ways Shot Placement Affects Venison Quality

The quality of your venison is a direct result of the care you take (or don’t) after the animal is down and while you are processing the animal at home. However, did you know that the it’s equally important to take care before the shot and during the trailing process? Here’s a few tips...

Barbecue done right! It doesn't hurt to have some great sides, either.  (photo by Dan Schmidt)

How to Make the Best BBQ in a Smoker

This Fourth of July weekend featured perfect weather, which gave me the opportunity to try smoking for the first time — smoking meat for barbecue, of course! Seeing that we blew through all of our prime venison roasts this past winter and spring, I decided to break down and buy a Boston pork butt...

Aspire Film by Mathews Bowhunting

Must Watch: Cool Bowhunting Film Unveiled

Want to get into the mood for this bowhunting season? Check out this cool, new short film. It captures everything about the outdoors lifestyle that any diehard bowhunter will appreciate. After viewing, be sure to go to the Mathews website and sign up for a chance to win a new bow! http://goo.gl/15ZniV    ...

Lighted Nocks for bowhunting

Breaking News: P&Y to Allow Lighted Nocks

As a result of changes to the Pope and Young Club’s By-laws that passed a vote of the Board of Directors and passed ratification by the voting membership, standard lighted nocks and bow-mounted cameras will be exempted from the “no electronics attached to the bow or arrow” rule. Since the late 1980s, Pope and...

Leroy Ogin, 73, said he has been walking this trail to get to his deer hunting grounds for the past 61 deer seasons.

Painted Deer Hunter to Have Trespassing Ticket Dismissed, Landowner Also Charged

UPDATE 5/22, 8:59 AM: In Web replies to posts on this topic, landowner Michael Condoluci is apparently offering more insights into the incident from last December. Yesterday, in reply to DDH.com poster Craigo, emails from Condoluci’s email address  offered these comments: “He [Ogin] never had [expletive] permission, doesn’t own the land doesn’t pay the...