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TED in his plaid jacket and whompin stick

The 2nd Amendment Has Nothing To Do With Hunting

As we jettison passionately into making this New Year 2016 the best year of our lives, we must constantly remind ourselves as deerhunters that freedom is not free. As hardcore deerhunters celebrating this cherished lifestyle in the pages of deeranddeerhunting.com, nobody knows better than us how this unique hands on conservation lifestyle represents the...

Buck on Smokeys branch

The Most Important Thing You Forget About Making Mock Scrapes

If you’re making mock scrapes for hunting or your game cameras, one of the most important things to remember is the overhead licking branch. I’ve created mock scrapes for the last few years after getting some great Stealth, Browning and PlotWatcher cameras for the property where I hunt. I have several areas where I...

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”...

Ted's big Ox Ranch 12-point has some awesome character!

Happy Nugeyear 2016 to All!

Well, well, well, wasn’t that fun! I hope everyone is celebrating the end of a neck-snapping 2015 whiplash like I am. I have a very creative, wild, vivid and adventurous imagination, but even, I, the author of Wango Tango and other such outrageous global lovesongs, could never have predicted a series of dazzling events...

Kim Rhode at the 2004 Olympics during her run of five straight with a medal. (Photo: USA Shooting)

Olympic Champion Kim Rhode Wins Gold, Hunts Deer, Carries U.S. Flag

Kim Rhode of El Monte, Calif., is one of the world’s greatest competitive shotgun athletes, a mother and has loved fishing, hunting and being outdoors ever since she was young. Rhode is the first United States Olympian competing in an individual sport to win five medals in five consecutive Olympic Games. She won Olympic gold...

Wound pic

Huge Deer Survived Nasty Fight

  Deer truly are built to survive. Take this 4-1/2-year-old Alabama buck that I shot in 2012 as an example. When the deer appeared in the food plot before me he appeared to be the picture of good health. He was thick, muscled, and strutted like the king of the woods. Little did I know...

TED with Gonzo

Merry Deerhunting Christmas to All!

If what doesn’t kill you truly makes one stronger, and pain is weakness leaving the body, then I truly believe I’m on my way to being SuperMan! There are numerous colloquialisms like those that apply here: Everyone has their cross to bear. Nobody gets out alive! Into every life some rain must fall. Life...

Clint Bailey works as the barrel house supervisor for Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Brand Tennessee sour mash whiskey and is a diehard deer hunter.

Clint Bailey Wrestles Whiskey Barrels and Big Bucks

Clint Bailey is 37 years old, works at one of the most iconic businesses in America and has a deep passion for hunting white-tailed deer whenever he gets the opportunity. Bailey lives in Lynchburg, Tenn., and works as the warehousing supervisor for Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Brand Tennessee sour mash whiskey. He’s in...

Ted and his father, Warren Henry Nugent.

In The Wind, He’s Still Alive

Today is Thursday, December 17, 2015, and is my dad’s birthday. I will climb a Texas treestand again today, like I do everyday throughout the fall and winter huntseason, but on my dad’s birthday, this hunting day is very, very special. By Ted Nugent Warren Henry Nugent was born in Detroit, Michigan, on December...

A Florida buck approaches a corn feeder.

Of Deer Bait, Minerals, Food Plots and Petty Ethics

I’ve touched on this topic previously at this blog, but today’s visuals help drive the point home a little more clear. I’ve long-held the contention that anyone who argues against baiting for deer — yet plants food plots or maintain mineral sites — are hypocrites. Plain and simple. What’s more, anyone who argues against...