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Backstrap Strategy 101: Backstrap Like You Mean It!

At the danger of sounding silly stating the obvious to my experienced hunting buddies out there, please allow me to review what so many of us know to be essential strategies for consistently killing big game in order to help those less experienced or less successful who share our backstrap dreams. By Ted Nugent...

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Intro to Archery: Where the Urban Deer Roam

My inlaws live in the middle of suburbia surrounded by a large metro park. Their backyard is proof that urban deer exist, and exist in higher numbers than some may think. Don’t believe me? Then check out this out: No need to rub your eyes or pinch yourself. That really is four bucks milling around...

The Indiana State Championship attracted a good group of shooters who were introduced to the Scholastic Archery Association. (Photo: Amy Haley Photography)

Will 3D Archery Become the Next Big College Splash?

Back in April we had a story about the University of Montevallo expanding its outdoors offerings for students in a really cool program, and now comes news about another opportunity for young archers. Campbellsville University in Kentucky is adding archery as a co-ed sport and will be lining up 3D competitions against other participating...

Some hunters wouldn't think twice about shooting this deer while others wouldn't even consider it. Who is right? Both of them, because hunters have to make their own choices and shouldn't worry about what someone else's decision because everyone's different.  (Photo copyright Daniel E. Schmidt)

Step Back Before Spewing Egotistical Hate, Jealousy about Deer Hunting

One of the worst things about hunting and fishing is the egotistical, stupid, ignorant and jealous crap that spews from people’s mouths and fingers online about someone else’s success. Kill a few wood ducks or a small buck? Well, you’re not a “real” duck hunter because those aren’t greenhead mallards! You’re not a “real”...

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The Coolest Slow-Motion Bullet Video You’ve Ever Seen

Whoa! If you’ve ever wondered what a bullet looks like coming out of the muzzle of a gun, now’s your chance to find out. This is what it looks like: But until you see the video, you don’t know how that photo comes about. The cool guys at Mythbusters on Discovery Channel used a...

When a doe needs to hit the ground, it's more backstraps and meat for the grill!

Killer Trailcam Strategy for Deerhunters

Okay, I admit it, quite proudly I might add, that I am a Neanderthal, old school, primal, ancient throwback, old fashioned, hopelessly traditional nuts and bolts kind of guy. I like my rock-n-roll raw, loud, grinding, grunting, pounding, pure animal high energy bass, drums and ferocious guitar. By Ted Nugent I like my hunting...

White salt and a little Big Buck Mineral Formula was a great combo last year for game camera images, with does and bucks hitting the site pretty hard.

Is It All Worth the Time, Sweat, Blood, Briars, Snakes and Effort?

On our DDH Twitter account, @deerhuntingmag, I noticed a tweet from a fellow hunter who had been out in the woods doing some season prep work and fighting with Mother Nature. “Soaked in sweat and bleeding from briers. Come November that set will be worth it.” tweeted Kyle Sheesley (@kjsheesley) who, along with his pal...

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Cool Video: Four Fawns Attack Mother Doe!

What a cool video! Check out the scene as a white-tailed doe nearly gets mugged by four hungry fawns! We get the question a lot here at Deer & Deer Hunting: Will a white-tailed doe nurse fawns that aren’t hers? The typical answer is “no,” at least not for prolonged periods. But that’s not...

When a doe needs to hit the ground, it's more backstraps and meat for the grill!

Safe Hunts are the Only Memorable Hunts

As I joyously load up our bowhunting gear with my son Toby for yet another phenomenal Ontario summer bear hunt with Rick Dickson on this August day 2015, words cannot adequately describe the happy hunting memories we embark upon and continue to create and enjoy. Sure, every hunt is instinctually driven by our reasoning...

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Why Deer Hunting is Good for the Environment

Warning! This video is not for the squeamish. It’s not for those who believe in a Bambi-like natural world, either. I’m posting it to show yet another example of how and why deer hunting — and hunting in general — is good for the environment. How is hunting good for the environment? Well, you...