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.

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How to Hang a Deer Hunting Ladder Stand Safely

Do you know how to safely hang a ladder stand for deer hunting? Sounds like a simple question, right? Deer hunters hang thousands of ladder stands every year. Some are homemade stands, usually constructed of 2×4 lumber and platforms. Others are manufactured stands from the various companies, which have myriad options from lightweight, simple...

Is culling a myth or reality when it comes to whitetail deer management? Can you selectively kill and manage wild bucks to achieve mature bucks with big antlers if that is your goal?

Culling Bucks: Does It Really Work?

Man has always strived to be the best at what he does, and this same attitude applies to deer hunting, and more importantly, deer management. As a consequence of sportsmen’s insatiable desire to pursue larger-racked bucks and managers’ willingness to satisfy their requests, a variety of techniques have been tested to augment the size...

DDH Group Publisher Jamie Wilkinson killed this 9-point buck while hunting at Wicked Outfitters in southeast Kansas.

Team DDH Scores in Southeast Kansas

Congrats to D&DH Group Publisher Jamie Wilkinson on taking this hog-bodied 9-pointer while hunting Oct. 27 in southeast Kansas. Wilkinson was hunting at Wicked Outfitters near LaCygne, which is in the southeast corner of the state. Wicked has scads of gorgeous, open range property they manage strictly for mature bucks. Along with the ample...

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Bowhunter’s Monster Buck Shatters State Record

After watching a buck for two seasons, Earl Stubblefield of Mississippi figured he’d see it grow into a much better deer this year after another summer of food and maturity. Man, was he right! Stubblefield arrowed a giant 12-point buck on Oct. 8 when it came under his stand and walked to 27 yards....

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Team DDH Tags Out in Texas to Kick Off Season

The weekend turned out well for Team DDH in Texas at the Patterson Ranch near Aspermont, out in the western part of the state north of Abilene. Jamie Wilkinson and Dan Schmidt were successful on awesome bucks with management tags. Both were hunting with Mossberg Patriot rifles, Hornady ammo, Nikon optics and Ani-Logics Outdoors. Patterson Ranch is...

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What Happens Now With Bass Pro Shops Buying Cabela’s?

News broke early Oct. 3 about Bass Pro Shops purchasing Cabela’s for what the BPS press release called “an aggregate transaction value of $5.5 billions,” ending rampant speculation and reports dating more than a year about the possible deal. The announcement calls it “a definitive agreement” instead of a purchase or merger. It is, of...

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Hybridization: A Tail of Whitetails and Mule Deer

Throughout history, crossbreeds have fascinated us. Many of our monsters are a mixture of man and beast (werewolves, Dracula, Moth- man). Likewise, consider our heroes: Spiderman, Batman and Cat Woman. This trend is not a recent Hollywood construction; the “Minotaur” of Greek mythology was a creature that was half man and half bull. Even...

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The Latest Wireless Game Camera Technology

The first time you pulled an SD card and reviewed the photos your game camera captured, you basked in the glory of your wise decision of purchasing a camera. You chortled at all the deer intel now available at your fingertips, and you dreamed of how you could use all that valuable information to...

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10 Things You Need to Know About Crossbows

Crossbows, by design, are not that complicated. In the simplest terms, a crossbow is nothing more than a smaller vertical bow attached to a stock. On a technical level, crossbows are different from vertical bows in several ways. By Al Raychard The arrows used are shorter, and crossbows have a much shorter power stroke....

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The Best New Ammunition for Great Predator Hunting

Predator hunting is an intensive pursuit that requires patience, determination and much skill to be successful. Coyotes, mountain lions and other predator species can be notoriously wary, and once called in, don’t always afford hunters a second chance after a misplaced shot. Paradoxically, they can also be reckless at times, rushing in to the...