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.

Realtree 10mm deer

Pretty Cool Video: Deer Hunting With a 10mm Handgun

Handgun hunting for deer is fun, challenging and we hear about more hunters picking up a handgun each year. Hunting with revolvers has been a favorite for many years. Whether it’s a Smith & Wesson .44 Mag, a Freedom Arms Model 83 or a Thompson/Center single shot model with interchangeable barrels, deer hunters have...

GEAR  Evolved 2

It’s Trade Show Season, With All the Hot Deer Gear

This is one of the craziest times of the year for folks in the hunting industry and yet while we’re running around like our hair’s on fire, no one really complains too badly. That sounds like a silly statement but it’s true. Here’s what I mean, and I doubt you’d find much disagreement among...

This giant buck was hit by a truck in Alabama.

Monster Buck Hit, Killed But Will Make Your Eyes Pop!

Whoa! Check out this genuine monster buck killed when it was hit by a truck in Alabama, which is unfortunate of course but sometimes that happens when the peak rut kicks in. This big bruiser was struck and killed by Bryne Diehl, the punter on the University of Alabama’s 1992 national championship football team....

Buck on Smokeys branch

The Most Important Thing You Forget About Making Mock Scrapes

If you’re making mock scrapes for hunting or your game cameras, one of the most important things to remember is the overhead licking branch. I’ve created mock scrapes for the last few years after getting some great Stealth, Browning and PlotWatcher cameras for the property where I hunt. I have several areas where I...

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”...

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...

A mountain lion

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...