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Whether you're in the stand during hunting season or at the range in summer having fun zeroing a scope, always remember the rules of firearm safety and be aware of your surroundings.

With Your Deer Rifle or Favorite Plinker, Always Be Safe

Once deer season ends folks usually take a bit of a breather and decompress from what may have been an enjoyable or uneventful few months in the woods. Putting away the gear, reflecting on the season and thinking about next year — even if it’s seven or eight months away — is a good...

Brooke Merrill with her buck that almost caused her to miss her bridal shower!

She Almost Missed Her Bridal Shower for This Great Buck!

The bridal-shower crisis actually began six years earlier when Brooke started dating her now husband, Daniel Merrell. Daniel, an avid hunter, asked Brooke to accompany him on a hunt as an observer, and that first year he tagged a buck. By the third year, she wanted her own chance at a buck. “I was...

Ted salutes all the Backstrap BloodBrothers out in the field and wishes great blessings upon you every day!

All Hail The American Hunter’s Generosity

It has happened 100s and 100s of times over the years. To help raise awareness for a given charity event, I get on regional radio shows across the country to promote and celebrate these glowing nonstop examples of the amazing generosity of Americans whenever our fellow man or the environment needs a helping hand....

The most consistently successful deer hunters are the ones who hone their woodsmanship skills first and foremost. (D&DH)

Deer Hunting Success Favors Students

What’s the key to deer hunting success? The answer is two-fold: Knowledge makes you powerful, but wisdom provides for consistent success. Highly populated whitetail herds certainly provide opportunities for some hunters to blunder into success here and there, but true whitetail wisdom is what will separate you from the guy who fills his buck...

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5 Ways to Analyze Your Deer Hunting Season

Every year as a hunter, it is vital that you evaluate your past season and modify or change your tactics to increase your chance of success in the future. Even if you caught up with that big ol’ doe to fill your freezer, or executed a perfect shot with your crossbow on a trophy...

George Splawn of South Carolina with his fine buck, only his second ever after rekindling his love of the outdoors following a long break in adulthood. (PHOTO: George Splawn)

Love of the Woods, Deer Hunting Relaunched with Success

Sometimes things happen that may put our hunting on a hiatus and then we get back to it later in life. While some of you may be reading this and thinking, “Heh, there’s no way in Hades that EVER would happen to me and MY hunting or fishing,” well, think again. It happens often...

From slickhead does to giant swampdonkeys to fish and fowl, Ted and the Nugent family enjoy every blessing nature gives them.

Venison: The Ultimate PR Tool for Hunters

Communication is everything. Our quality of life pivots on the simple two letters; P and R. What PR stands for is “public relations” and is best reduced to the ultra-simplicity of relating to the public. Beyond God, family and country, relating to the public pretty much covers everything important in life. As hunters we...

Tyler Knott with Junkyard, the largest buck ever taken in Iowa by a bowhunter less than 15 years old.  (Photo: Doug Knott)

Big Bucks: The Treasure of Junkyard

Sometimes you get but one chance at the buck of a lifetime. Other times, the deer comes back … and back … and back. When Doug Knott and his son Tyler of Blakesburg, Iowa, first saw the whitetail they nicknamed Junkyard in a game-camera photo taken on Oct. 5, 2015, neither had any idea...

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HEAL THY BROTHER

Six-year-old Makon Lynn struggled to walk to the archery range. After a year of chemotherapy and tortuous radiation to treat his agonizing cancer, the little guy had to give all his fragile body could give just to get around. But the closer to the range he got, his energy and bounce picked up to...