Author Archives: D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt

Turkey hunting: Deer Talk Now

Turkey Hunting: Tips for Hung-Up Gobblers

We interrupt this episode of Deer Talk Now to bring you ... what else ... Turkey Talk Now! Tis the season for taking a break from the whitetails and chasing big gobblers. Gordy Krahn provides some expert turkey hunting tips. In our Product of the Day, Dan Schmidt takes a look...

Deer Molting: When and Why Deer Lose Their Hair

Deer molting is a sure sign of spring. The reasons why deer lose their hair are fascinating, and yet another sign that Mother Nature knows how to take care of her critters. Deer Molting is a Natural Process If you have trail cameras out, you’ve probably noticed some really ratty-looking deer...

How Much Do Deer Antlers Shrink?

Do deer antlers shrink after they’ve been left to dry for weeks, months or years? We get this question a lot here at Deer & Deer Hunting. Before answering the question, we always have to ask a few questions of our own, because the final answer isn’t always cut and dried,...

Are Food Plots the Same as Baiting?

“Food plots are not the same as baiting!” “Any idiot can dump a bag of corn on the ground and kill a deer!” “Food plots are the thinking man’s way of saving the whitetail planet!” For the love of gravy, people, let’s stop kidding ourselves. We don’t need to conduct a...

Fruit Tree Care and Maintenance

Now that you have your trees in the ground, be sure to give them proper care so you protect your investment and get the most of the trees when harvest time comes. Remember, deer love soft mast, and you can easily provide it by planting your own "fruit-plot" orchards.