Daniel Schmidt’s Whitetail Wisdom

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D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt’s columns and blogs have become a must-read for deer hunters and anyone who loves whitetails. This blog is the melting pot for all the whitetail wisdom that he has gleaned over the years while working with North America’s top deer biologists, behaviorists, hunters and land managers. You can also follow him on Twitter — @DanSchmidtDeer — and Facebook.

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Putting Wolves Back on Endangered List is Flat-Out Wrong

By now, you’ve probably heard about how U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell ruled that the removal of the wolf from the endangered list was “arbitrary and capricious” and violated the federal Endangered Species Act. And, with a stroke of a pen, returned the wolf to the endangered list and ended hunting and trapping seasons on them...

Spook a buck one time, and he will most likely adopt nocturnal behavior for at least a little while.

Dan Schmidt: How Deer React to Human Pressure

Human pressure – be it from hunters, hikers or horse riders – is the No. 1 suppressor of daytime deer activity. Deer & Deer Hunting contributors Charlie Alsheimer and Vermont biologist Wayne Laroche have documented the extent of this suppressor during their ongoing study of how the moon affects deer behavior. Using trail timers...

Extreme blood loss and easy to follow blood trails are what every bowhunter should strive to achieve. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

New Crossbow Broadhead is Something to Behold

It’s almost hard to believe that mechanical broadheads have been entrenched in the bowhunting world for over 20 years now. Wow, time flies almost as fast as these modern arrows! Mechanicals became the rage in the archery industry in the mid-1990s when two things – 3-D archery and high-speed bows – became more popular....

An average wolf will kill as many as 20 white-tailed deer per year.

GRAPHIC: Wolf Video Shows Big Buck’s Cruel Death

Be warned before you click on this wolf video. It shows a big, mature white-tailed buck being killed slowly. It might be graphic, but I think it’s something every hunter, anti-hunter, wolf lover and/or conservationist should watch. Don’t read this wrong, and don’t view the wolf video with blinders on your eyes. Wolves have their place...

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Wisconsin Headed for Deer Season Hangover

With another gun-deer season in the books in Wisconsin, it appears the once-hyped Deer Czar cure-all was indeed much ado about nothing. It’s been nearly three years since politicians hired out-of-state, private-sector deer managers to implement a program aimed at waylaying the complaints of deer hunters who believed the state was heading in the...

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Deer Camp Memories: Star Country Singer Shows Up at Camp

By far one of the coolest experiences I’ve had at deer camp happened in Oklahoma few years ago when I hunted Oklahoma for the first time. I was hunting in a camp filled with great hunters and industry friends from companies like Hunters Specialties, Bushnell Optics and Thompson/Center firearms. One of the first people I met...

St. Hubert of Acquitaine. (photo by Jim Stevens)

Celebrate St. Hubert: The Patron Saint of Hunters!

In 1744, the Catholic Church canonized and venerated St. Hubert as the Patron Saint of Hunters and Butchers. Today, the day celebrated every Nov. 3. Here are some quick facts about the man who was a deer hunting fanatic long before anyone thought of using a tree stand or compound bow. by Daniel E....