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 and Facebook.


Shed Hunting Season Starts with a Bang

Yes, I think a buck like this would get under your skin big time … especially if you went all the way through hunting season not thinking he was alive, then BAM, you know he made it. That’s exactly what happened to a friend who had been dreaming about this deer almost all last...


What’s the Best Caliber for Deer Hunting?

From today’s mail comes a question from Dave Roettger, a Deer & Deer Hunting subscriber who enjoys gun-hunting. Dave writes: “My wife and I purchased land in the Upper Peninsula. My son-in-law’s family lives and hunts across the road. My residence is in Sheboygan County, Wis., which does not allow rifle hunting. I would...

A mass exodus of biologists have the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources scrambling to find replacements.

Wisconsin to Replace Deer Managers with Lapdogs?

  OPINION BLOG Prerequisite for reading today’s blog post: a strong dose of sarcasm. Have you ever dreamed about combining your love for deer hunting with an occupation? Perhaps you’ve thought about developing management programs that will balance the herd with the habitat. Rewarding work, no doubt. Your dream could become a reality in...


Big Bucks: Has Deer Hunting Lost its Way?

  by Daniel E. Schmidt That headline is not a rhetorical question. I want everyone who reads this to respond to this blog and provide their thoughts. One sentence. That’s all that’s needed. Deer hunting used to be about deer camp and good food and great friends. It used to be about “I’d like...

Nugent Will Whack & Stack with Muzzy Broadheads in 2013

Muzzy Outdoors, the makers of the number-one selling fixed head broadhead, has announced it will be the official broadhead of Ted Nugent’s popular Outdoor Channel series “Spirit of the Wild TV.” Nugent, a life-long sportsman and a zealous Second Amendment rights activist, has been a driving force in bringing hunting and his insightful messages...