Author Archives: D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt

That's 5 cups worth of fresh veggies sealed and ready for the freezer. The Oliso vac removed all of the air to provide a nice little package for the freezer. Can't wait to see what this does with venison steaks.

Keep Venison Fresher With an Oliso Pro Vacuum Sealer

Keeping your frozen venison tasting fresh is a key to great meals, whether you’re eating it a month from now or late next summer. Improper packaging and freezing may not yield the best results, though, leaving you irritated and frustrated. Want to learn how to freeze food with one of the best vacuum sealers...

Big Buck Working Mock Scrape

Fire Up Big Bucks with Mock Scrapes

Now is the time for all big-buck hunters to get serious about mock scrapes! Check out this awesome video by our Facebook friend Stephen Hachey. Stephen got the video on his hunting property last year, and is now obsessed with hunting this great deer. We hope you get him, Stephen! Want to create similar...

Meat SAVR Citric Acid Spray

Save Your Deer with Citric Acid Spray

by Daniel E. Schmidt I know I get this from my dad, but I am a real freak when it comes to cleanliness with my deer. I am also adamant that I get my deer cold as fast as possible after field dressing it. These warm autumns of the past few years have caused...

Illinois hunters may see changes in the coming seasons.

Dan Schmidt: 5 Best Bucks of the Week

BEST BUCKS OF 2013! By Daniel E. Schmidt A look at the photos that are making news this week in the whitetail world. Welcome to October, and welcome to some serious big-buck action! If you’ve paid attention at all this past week, you would have noticed how many big deer are hitting the ground....

The sight every bowhunter wants to see: A blood-soaked arrow that hit its mark. (photo courtesy of Cory Johnson/Smokey Valley Archery)

Dan Schmidt: 3 Ways to Become a Better Bowhunter

by Daniel E. Schmidt You don’t have to be a world-class archer to become a deer hunting machine. In fact, the most successful deer hunters are those who develop proficient shooting skills then use their woodsmanship and knowledge of deer anatomy to do the rest. Here are three things you can do this weekend...