Author Archives: D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt

3 Reasons to Hunt in the Rain

  Should you go deer hunting in the rain? Wet, drizzly and otherwise dreary weather that comes with October and November can be some of the best times to be out in the deer woods. Here are the 3 biggest reasons why. 1. Reason to Hunt Deer in the Rain: Sight...

A Delicious Deer Camp Distraction

    You might have heard me say this 100 times already, so consider this #101: Northeast Wyoming is bowhunting nirvana if such a place exists. The whitetail hunting in this region of the Cowboy State is phenomenal, but so is just about everything else. You name it, you can bowhunt...

Tips for Hunting the Smartest Deer in the Woods

The smartest deer in the woods aren’t necessarily the ones with big head hear. That’s right, although big whitetail bucks are certainly crafty, they don’t have anything on wise, old does. In fact, I’ll stick my neck out and say mature does are the smartest deer in the woods. Think about...

Rouladen

Mouth-Watering Venison Rouladen

Here is one of the best venison recipes we have seen in quite a while: Venison rouladen! Rouladen (or Rinderrouladen) is an Old World German dish. Is consists of bacon, onions, mustard and pickles, wrapped in a thin slice of meat. Modern folks often use beef, but the dish is originally...

5 Blood Trailing Tips for Deer Hunters

Much has been written about tracking and trailing white-tailed deer over the years, but a few points are often overlooked. Successful blood trailing doesn’t require complicated strategies, but it does require that hunters pay close attention to simple details.   Incorporate the following five rules into your game plan, and you’ll...

Best Shot on Deer Aided by Energy & Angle

The best shot on a deer can be made even better if you have the right angle and plenty of kinetic energy. I found that out once again yesterday after collecting my third buck of the 2018 hunting season. This hunt occurred here at home in Wisconsin. As you might recall...

Factors that Determine When Bucks Peel Velvet

What causes bucks to shed / peel their velvet? Do older bucks normally peel before younger bucks? What factors cause bucks to shed their velvet early or later than normal? The whitetail velvet shedding process is one that has fascinated deer hunters for centuries and it seems that more and more...