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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...

Dan Schmidt Sr. shot this 10-pointer in northern Wisconsin in 1969. (Photo by Chrisanthia Schmidt)

The Key to Deer Hunting Happiness Is …

There were times when I saw worry and pain in my father’s eyes. That comes with any life well lived. However, I’ve never seen a hint of consternation in his face when the subject turned to deer or deer hunting. That’s because deer season is always the time for us to get back to...

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., loves deer hunting and the outdoors.

U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan: Deer Hunter, and Speaker of the House

United States Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is one of the nation’s most well-known and visible politicians. In 2012 he was the Republican nominee for Vice President after being selected by presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Ryan was elected Speaker of the House in late 2015 following the resignation of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Boehner’s announcement just...

Getting the right boots that fit, are warm and keep you comfortable are important no matter where you hunt.

How to Buy the Right Hunting Boots

It’s pretty simple: if your feet are wet, cold or hurting then you’re going to be a disappointed puppy trying to hunt a deer, no matter how tough you are or think you are. That’s why buying the right hunting boots is pretty darn important. Deer seasons are open and it’s about to turn...

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...

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Still Celebrating the Predator Purity After All These Years

Okay all my deeranddeerhunting.com backstrap BloodBrothers, altogether now with spirit; Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear WhackMaster StrapAssassin1 Uncle Ted, happy birthday to me! By Ted Nugent Oh my but that sounded so sweet, almost romantic now didn’t it. Yes, it did. Thank you very much. And so it...

A mountain lion

Finally, a Verified Mountain Lion Caught on a Game Camera

Having lived in the Southeast all my life, I’ve heard tales for decades about mountain lions and the elusive “black panther” sighted here and there. Some of those stories or sightings are from reliable folks who I believe. I have no doubt that we in the Southeast have some mountain lions that have escaped...

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Deer Hunters: Stop the CWD Hysteria — Please

Can someone tell me why this “recent” hysteria over chronic wasting disease has been circling over us like a perpetual storm cloud? Enough already. These fears are ridiculous. Read one of the many repurposed news briefs out there and you’d think that we’re all going to fall over and die if we get our...

Bowhunting for squirrels definitely can put some confidence in your shooting and accuracy!

The Waiting Game Throttles On

I sit. I wait. I sit. I wait. I fidget and sit and wait and wait. Then I sit and wait some more. Are we deerhunting yet? Happy December 2015 my sitting and waiting BloodBrothers. How goes your sitting and waiting deerhunting dreams? Or is that nightmares? By Ted Nugent And so it goes,...