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.

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...

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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...

Still images are great if your camera's settings are fast enough but during the peak rut, bucks chasing does may be a flash unless you're in video mode.

How to Use the Video Advantage During the Rut

There are not many things better than to check a trail camera during the rut. The anticipation of what is on the camera and how many bucks are coming through during shooting hours is crazy. By Jeremy Flinn Some of the excitement can quickly turn to frustration with motion blurs and a deer’s rear ends....

Dan Schmidt reviews the Rage X-Treme

Deer Debate: The Best Broadhead for PumpStation Penetration?

One of the most common questions asked by young hunters and sometimes even veterans is which broadhead is best: Mechanical or fixed? Fixed heads, of course, have been around for untold ages if you consider knapped stone heads used by primitive man and indians around the world. Once metal could be forged, hammered and...

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UPDATED: This ‘Blaze Pink’ Movement is Really a Thing? Honestly?

Bow? Check. Arrows and broadheads? Check. Backpack with all your snacks, grunt call, toilet paper, extra knife, overnight fire-starting kit, flagging tape for tracking and an extra release? Check. Blaze pink safety cap and vest? Ch … what in th’ name of Fred Bear are you talking about? Pink? Pink? WKOW in Wisconsin reports...

DDH TV host Mark Kayser and videographer Lonnie Garland hunted hard for a week before this Kansas giant came within range! (Photo: Mark Kayser)

Kayser Arrows Bruiser Buck Despite Challenging Weather

Rain, sleet or snow, or even a heatwave, can’t stop the rut. D&DH producer Lonnie Garland and host Mark Kayser set out on a quest for a Kansas giant. For five days the duo put Kayser’s mentality and Mathews No Cam to the test with temperatures reaching nearly 80 degrees, but the rut couldn’t...

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How Do You Practice With Your Bow to Get Ready for Deer Season?

Check out these bowhunting practice tips from Brittney Leigh Glaze, host of Destination Whitetail on Sportsman Channel. She lives in Georgia and loves the outdoors. Like all hunters, Glaze has had her share of lumps and excitement. That’s how it goes, doesn’t it? Highs and lows? PICK UP SOME GAME CAMERAS AND KEEP TRACK...

DDH Online Editor Alan Clemons with his Oklahoma buck killed just a half hour before sunset with the new Thompson Center Strike muzzleloader.

Last Evening Magic With Oklahoma Buck, New Muzzleloader

With sunlight fading on the last evening sit of my Oklahoma hunt at Chain Ranch, I still held hope for a buck to come into the massive wheat field. Buck sightings had been few and far between all week for our crew as we were giving the new Thompson-Center Arms Strike muzzleloader a tryout...

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BUCK FIGHT: Locked Antlers, Angry Bucks and a Fight for Survival

Great day in the morning, check out these two big bucks locked together and fighting like wildcats with tails tied in room of rockin’ chairs! These bucks were spotted in a rural area near Dixon, Ill., and obviously couldn’t get apart. Illinois DNR was contacted and they dispatched DNR Conservation officer Steven Beltran to...