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Poppy and Caden at the range enjoying the outdoors!

C’mon and Fight Like We the People

I remember when I decided I wanted to carry a gun for an assortment of commonsense, practical purposes way back in the roaring 1960s. Having graduated from the American so called “education system” it was no surprise that I was hopelessly clueless regarding laws, American history, social conditions, and the basic American self-evident truth...

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Crossbow Hunting on the Rise

As support for crossbow hunting continues to grow across the United States, so too has the competition amongst crossbow manufacturers. TenPoint Crossbow Technologies has been busy creating models hunters are clamoring for like the new Carbon Nitro RDX and Turbo GT crossbows. Hunters in Missouri will get their first crack at full crossbow inclusion...

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Big Rubs: Are They the Superhighway to Big Bucks?

The whitetail’s most visible rut-time signs also have spawned deep-rooted myths. Count, if you can, how many times you’ve heard someone say, “Small rubs always equal small deer. You have to find big rubs to find big deer.” What’s the count? Probably dozens, right? Unfortunately, that blanket statement is yet another whitetail myth. Although...

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I Just Wanna Go Huntin’!

Hunt music! What a killer concept! As we all know, music represents a universal communication for mankind, and everybody has a life soundtrack of some sort or another. There is a song that brings forth powerful memories for all of us. That 1st kiss, 1st dance, graduation, a lifetime of summertime fun and adventure,...

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What’s the Best Weather for Deer Hunting?

Most states offer early archery seasons and in recent years these seasons have featured unseasonably warm weather. Temperatures in the 40s and highs in the 60s might make for comfortable tree-stand vigils, such temperatures literally shutdown daytime deer activity. In fact, the weather’s influence on deer activity has been scientifically documented as a major...

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Save Our Deer Herds

I bet many of you believe as I do that the condition of our deer herds is in many ways directly connected to the condition of our quality of life. I know some casual deerhunters, two to be exact, but pretty much every deerhunter I know, and I know a bunch of em, agree...

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Become a Turkey Hunting Road Warrior

Spring took on a new meaning for me roughly 25 years ago. Until then, my time in the field was confined to those few months that made up the heart of the fall hunting seasons – and, for the large part, to hunting my home state of Minnesota and a few ventures to neighboring states....

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Charles Alsheimer: Why I Do It

Thirty-seven years ago I set out on a journey that even I could not comprehend. My story truly is a blessing scripted from above. In the spring of 1979 my wife and I had to make a decision. Was I going to remain in the corporate sales and marketing profession, or would I move...

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VIDEO: Threading the Needle on a Big Texas Buck

Being confident in your skills and crossbow, bow, muzzleloader or whatever you’re using is one of the biggest assets for any hunter. Without having great confidence in being able to make the shot, along with analyzing the entire situation, we’re not doing our duty. Similarly, having the knowledge to trust your instinct when the...

DDH Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt tagged out in Kansas on this fine buck, which had a club foot.

Whitetail Wisdom Gleaned Over the Years

Single-cam bows. Mechanical broadheads. In-line muzzleloaders. Go back 20 years, and you can realize all of the amazing improvements we’ve seen infiltrate our deer hunting world. I’ve been beyond blessed to have seen this community grow and mature during the past two decades during more than 20 years working at the same media company. I’ve...