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Deer & Deer Hunting Editor in Chief Dan Schmidt poses with the first whitetail he has taken while hunting with a crossbow. For a wide selection of crossbow hunting products, visit our online store.

Crossbow Hunting for Deer is a Success

The word might be overused, but “epic” would definitely described my day yesterday; at least when it comes to the best deer hunts I’ve ever experienced. You see, Wisconsin legalized crossbows for all deer hunters this years, and I couldn’t help but wait in line a few weeks ago to buy the add-on license...

Uncle Ted's just about ready to put the full draw whack'em on some whitetails!

Seek the Most Exciting, Challenging, Insanely Fun Hunting Season of Your Life!

Sound the killer alarm y’all, for it is Thursday, OCTOBER 2, 2014! Are you kidding me! Can it be? Has IT finally arrived? October? THE month all reasoning predators so anxiously await for with baited breath and baited treestands? Our sacred, effervescent, stunning, colorful, glorious, soul stimulating, nerve slamming, psyche pummeling, triggerfinger twitching, backstrap...

I hope my aim is this good on Saturday!

Locavore Blog: Bow Season in Vermont Starts SATURDAY!

Saturday morning, I’ll be in my tree stand. I wonder how well I’ll sleep on Friday night, knowing that not only is it the first day of Vermont’s deer hunting archery season, but my very first season ever as a bowhunter (or any type of hunter). I’m as prepared as physically and mentally as...

Deer Buck Growl Vocalization

WATCH: Deer Ducking an Arrow

Can a deer duck, dodge or otherwise avoid being hit by an arrow? This is a common topic among bowhunters, especially when bowhunting season starts. Here’s a little insight from a trail camera sequence capture by our editor-in-chief. By Daniel E. Schmidt Seasoned bowhunters often use the “deer ducked my arrow” excuse as a...

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How Not to Become a Treestand Hunting Statistic This Season

Talk with any bow hunter older than 40 or 50 and ask about safety harnesses, climbing trees in the “olden days” and whether they ever had an accident or close call that made their liver quiver. Chances are good you’ll get an affirmative. Hunters a smidge older than 50ish kind of shake their heads...

Celebrate hunting!

Celebrate Hunting Like You Mean It!

Happy 42nd annual National Hunting and Fishing Day America! Celebrate it like you mean it! Raise hell, raise awareness, raise knowledge, raise cane, but whatever you do, speak up and raise the national dialog on this very important day that does not get anywhere near the attention and honor it deserves. By Ted Nugent...

Twins First Deer

Twins’ First Buck Memorable in More Ways Than One

For years, my twin boys have hunted with me. First they went to watch, then later they went to join in the hunt. Most of their deer hunts have been tests of patience, as Tennessee deer hunting can at times be more bird watching and squirrel barking than hunting and shooting. While they had...

Holly Sherman is all smiles after recovering her first bow-buck earlier this week in central Wisconsin. (photo courtesy of Lon Sherman)

The Best Blood-Trailing Advice of All

The best blood trailing advice I could ever offer anyone was reaffirmed by my friend Lon yesterday when he was helping track a deer shot by his daughter-in-law. That advice is simple: Never, ever give up on a deer that you know you shot. By Daniel E. Schmidt Sounds simple enough, but I’ve seen...