Author Archives: D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt

A thick-bodied buck feeds in a field during an early season archery hunt in northeast Wyoming at Trophy Ridge Outfitters. (photo courtesy of Chad Drawbauch)

Video: Big Velvet Buck Shot During Bowhunt

  BY DANIEL E. SCHMIDT Bowhunters across North America have their favorite broadheads, bows and tree stands. And they also are quick to share the best places to bowhunt in the U.S. I’ve been blessed to have had the opportunity to travel across the country these past 19 years in search of whitetails and...

Bownhunt on Opening Day

Bowhunting Video: Opening Day Deer Hunt

BY DANIEL E. SCHMIDT What a long 8 months it has been! I kicked off my bowhunting season last week with a trip out to Ralph and Lenora Dampman’s Trophy Ridge Outfitters place in northeast Wyoming. Wyoming has long been a sleeper state for big whitetails and for fantastic bowhunting opportunities. This is the...

Adding Grow the Bone deer feed to your current feeding program can greatly increase the consumption rate of your feed. To inventory the deer using your sites, be sure to place a trail camera nearby.

Big Bucks are Flocking to Grow the Bone Sites

Deer & Deer Hunting contributors from across the country have been field-testing a new product this summer called “Grow the Bone,” a deer nutrition supplement that appeals to the whitetail’s sense of smell. Early reports indicate the product is not only effective in attracting deer, it seems to be helping with antler growth as...

The Pink Arrow Project is just one of the causes McClain helps support.

Nicole McClain: Deer Hunting Diva with a Cause

OK, guys, let’s get this out of the way right now … model and actress Nicole is a drop-dead knockout. Most guys couldn’t look her in the face without blushing and tripping over their feet. But this deer hunting “chic” is the real deal. She didn’t come looking for us when we wrote about...

Mature bucks are starting to show the growth of what their antlers will look like this fall.

Big Bucks Starting to Show Velvet Antlers

By Charles J. Alsheimer Antler growth on mature whitetail bucks begins around the end of March.  For the first month this growth represents little more than two inches.  However, by the end of April growth ramps up on most monster bucks in the 4- to 8-year-old range. The accompanying photo is of a buck...