Author Archives: D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt

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Will Winter Weather Kill Off Deer Ticks?

We are all grasping for any positive spin we can put on this brutal winter. One that I’ve heard repeated over the past few weeks is, “well, at least we won’t have to worry about bugs this summer.” The thinking is that this deep freeze — with frost depths lower than we’ve seen in...

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Five Great Ways to Hunt Pressured Deer

Editor’s Note: Southeastern deer hunting seasons are in high gear right now and hunters are looking for many things, including big bucks, the buck of a lifetime, maybe a buck they’ve been watching for a year or more on game cameras. Some are on private land, some are on public land … the latter,...

Dan Schmidt: Our Prey Deserves Our Respect

by Daniel E. Schmidt Maybe it’s just me, but it appears we as hunters have stepped off our path. It wasn’t a sharply defined turned, but rather a gentle meandering that occurred over the course of several generations. As a whole, we don’t truly appreciate the animals we kill. Maybe we’re spoiled by today’s...

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...