Author Archives: D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt

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This Happens to 2,200 Deer Hunters Every Year!

    There are more than 11 million whitetail hunters in the U.S., and a good portion of those hunters head for their favorite tree stand when bow and gun seasons start in autumn. Did you know that several thousand of these hunters make a fatal mistake each and every year? Sadly, that’s true....

The bobcat showed no fear of the human onlooker.

Bobcat Kills Deer in Road While Driver Watches

It’s rare to see nature’s harsh predator-and-prey relationship play out in front of your own eyes, but that’s exactly what happened on a paved road in Nevada recently. Thanks to the quick photography actions of an onlooker, we get a glimpse at these stunning images. No, it’s not a whitetail, but we thought this...

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Wolves Photographed Before Killing Buck in Minnesota

How’s this for a surprise when checking on your trail camera? A northern Minnesota resident captured these haunting images of gray wolves after putting out his Bushnell Trophy Cam in a deer hunting area. After scouring the area, the landowner found the ravaged carcass of a 2-1/2-year-old buck. The final image shows three big...

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Second Week of Deer Camp Song

We all have fond memories of our early days of deer hunting. For thousands of Upper Midwest deer hunters, one of them would be this classic deer hunting song from the 1980s: “The Second Week of Deer Camp” by Da Yoopers. As kids in deer camp, we remember this song being played every morning...

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Best Shot Placement on Deer for Bowhunting

The best shot placement on deer for bowhunting can be learned by watching many of today’s hunting shows on TV. Most folks watch hunting shows only to be entertained. I get that. And who can blame them? But I say there is so much to be learned from today’s hunting programs, especially if you...

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Barnett Recruit Crossbow: Not Just for Kids

  Many crossbows are designed and marketed for the youth shooter, but few fill the gap between the youth and adult hunter. The Barnett Recruit not only fits the smaller-framed hunter, but it offers enough adjustment to grow with that hunter. The Barnett Recruit comes in Compound and Recurve Models. Ideal for youth and...

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Putting Wolves Back on Endangered List is Flat-Out Wrong

By now, you’ve probably heard about how U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell ruled that the removal of the wolf from the endangered list was “arbitrary and capricious” and violated the federal Endangered Species Act. And, with a stroke of a pen, returned the wolf to the endangered list and ended hunting and trapping seasons on them...