Southern Deer Hunting

Southern deer hunting has a long and storied history that exists to this day. Traditions have been passed down through generations at deer camps despite changes in wildlife management, populations, methods of hunting and societal influences. Still, deer hunting and enjoying that is the heart of it all. In this blog we’ll take a look at all those things and more, including trends, gear, hot topics and more.

The Indiana State Championship attracted a good group of shooters who were introduced to the Scholastic Archery Association. (Photo: Amy Haley Photography)

Will 3D Archery Become the Next Big College Splash?

Back in April we had a story about the University of Montevallo expanding its outdoors offerings for students in a really cool program, and now comes news about another opportunity for young archers. Campbellsville University in Kentucky is adding archery as a co-ed sport and will be lining up 3D competitions against other participating...

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”...

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The Coolest Slow-Motion Bullet Video You’ve Ever Seen

Whoa! If you’ve ever wondered what a bullet looks like coming out of the muzzle of a gun, now’s your chance to find out. This is what it looks like: But until you see the video, you don’t know how that photo comes about. The cool guys at Mythbusters on Discovery Channel used a...

White salt and a little Big Buck Mineral Formula was a great combo last year for game camera images, with does and bucks hitting the site pretty hard.

Is It All Worth the Time, Sweat, Blood, Briars, Snakes and Effort?

On our DDH Twitter account, @deerhuntingmag, I noticed a tweet from a fellow hunter who had been out in the woods doing some season prep work and fighting with Mother Nature. “Soaked in sweat and bleeding from briers. Come November that set will be worth it.” tweeted Kyle Sheesley (@kjsheesley) who, along with his pal...

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BowShop: Make Shooting a Bow Fun for Kids

I’m unsure what wild bug crawled into our son’s shirt this past autumn, but when he announced he’d like to shoot one of my bows and had an interest in deer hunting, I tried pretty hard to scratch that itch.
 He’s always been interested in mainstream sports, notably basketball and golf, and has never...

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Ethics and Long-Range Shooting: When is a Shot too Far?

This article is an excerpt from… Gun Digest Book of Long-Range Shooting, 2nd Edition Get the most recent advances in guns and gear to extend your range for hunting, informal target shooting, and formal competition. Discover new tools for long-range shooters both in the field and on the firing range, with coverage of new...

Drinking enough water is important for humans and for deer, especially in summer when temperatures are hot and we're more active. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

Healthy Hunter: Water’s Important for Deer and for Us

Water is such an incredibly essential part of our lives yet we often take it for granted, from turning on the tap to get water to boil noodles to slurping from a fountain in the park to ponds where we fish and animals visit to get a drink. When we hear about water shortages elsewhere,...

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GunShop: Battle of the 30-Caliber Deer Rifles

It’s one of the oldest rivalries in ballistics — the venerable .30-06 Sprg. versus the oh-so-popular .308 Win. Which is better for deer hunting? By Dave Henderson Quite honestly, it’s the same argument as Coke versus Pepsi, Ford versus Chevrolet or wood stocks versus synthetic. The difference in performance is negligible and although both...