Author Archives: D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt

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Hunter Dies from Tree Stand Fall

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the Pennsylvania man who died this week after falling from his tree stand. This tragedy should reinforce the following steps every deer hunter should make before hunting and while hunting: 1. Always leave a map of where you will be hunting, including the precise...

Hermaphrodite

Whitetail Freaks Part 2: Hermaphrodites

Here is another bizarre instance of a buck’s genetic wiring gone awry. This lucky hunter shot a truly once-in-a-lifetime deer, but what is it? That’s a good question; one that we can only speculate on when trying to answer it. The photo has been all over the Web, and was recently posted on Facebook...

DDH Editor-in-Chief in Oregon

Hunters Beware: Sitting Still Can Kill You

Quick: Name the most dangerous part of deer hunting. The list of hazards adds up pretty quickly, doesn’t it? Most of you probably will mention things like hunting from tree stands; razor sharp broadheads or, heaven forbid, accidental firearm discharges. By Daniel E. Schmidt All can be deadly, no doubt, but not as deadly...

DDH Editor-in-Chief in Oregon

25 Reasons to Take an Out of State Deer Hunt

Dan Schmidt, Deer & Deer Hunting’s Editor in Chief, just returned from his first deer hunt in Oregon. Although he was targeting mule deer on this trip, he did manage to see one whitetail and loads of other game. The adventure was documented on video and will be used as an episode of D&DH...

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

I recently had 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 from the store (yes, I know, “blasphemy!”) for the...