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.

Team DDH Successful on Unique Texas Whitetail

It’s been a whale of a season for Team DDH this year, with great hunts and bucks throughout the country. Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Gordy Krahn has been in west Texas the past week hunting for the unique Carmen Mountain white-tailed deer. While similar to the Coues deer, the Carmen...

Reclusive Bucks: Whitetails Easily Adapt to Man, Development

The almost full-grown button buck fawn clumsily picked its way through the thick brush directly behind its mom. Sometimes they would get separated, more common now that the fawn was rather independent, but a bleat from the fawn allowed the doe to relocate her offspring and they would continue on their...

8 Messages Deer Send Hunters With Their Tails

When you spot a deer, study its tail. What you observe will help you make smart hunting decisions. Of course, the deer’s body language is important to watch, too. It goes hand in hand in with what the tail is doing. But the tail’s actions are a very visible, clear and...

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...

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. Several D&DH team members 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...

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....

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...

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. However, there are certain aspects of crossbows that must be fully understood before heading afield.

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...