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.

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...

ReAnn Chatham with her 149 inch Mississippi buck.

She Took One More Moment and Then Dropped a Whopper

Fourteen was the key number for ReAnn Chatham last winter while deer hunting with her father in Mississippi. First, ReAnn is 14 years old. Second, the monster buck she shot has 14 points and was a deer they had been seeing occasionally. They knew it was in the area and ReAnn’s father, Greg, figured...

Custom knife makers will show their craftwork at the 2015 BLADE Show.

Have Breakfast at BLADE Show With ‘The People’s Sheriff’

Have breakfast with Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., “The People’s Sheriff,” at Knife Rights’ Sharper Future™ Awards Breakfast on June 6 during BLADE Show in Atlanta. A fearless and outspoken defender of the Constitution and the Second Amendment, Clarke will start your Saturday right with a talk that is sure to entertain and...

Gregg Ritz of Hunt Masters with a great Thompson/Center muzzleloader buck.

Avoid These Mistakes Flying with a Muzzleloader

If you’re planning a deer hunt this year with a muzzleloader and will be flying to your destination, take the advice of one well-seasoned traveler to avoid problems with the TSA folks at the airport. Veteran hunter Greg Ritz has flown around the world with muzzleloaders. He’s seen security checks go easy-peasy and others...