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I hope that my meditations on natural resources will offer an escape for hunters pushing back against some modern trends in deer hunting.

— Jacob Edson, D&DH managing editor

Burmese Python, Skip Snow, Mark Parry, Deer

Pythons a Threat to Deer Hunting? Updated

Updated: Think pythons can’t kill an adult whitetail? Check out THIS exclusive gallery provided by Everglades biologist Skip Snow. Also, I contacted noted herpetoligst (snake and amphibian scientist) Gary Casper, to get his take on the possibility of Burmese pythons having an actual detrimental effect on large mammal populations. Casper said that if python...

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Women Hunters Make the Best Ambassadors

It’s no secret that women hunters are one of the fastest growing demographics in our sport. It also seems to be true that hunting is beginning to shed some of its redneck stereotypes thanks in large part to mainstreaming in popular culture, but also partly thanks to this female influence. As hunters, we already...

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Wolves and Deer Hunters: A New Year

Following last month’s announcement that gray wolves will return to state management in the northern Great Lakes on Jan. 27, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced today that a limited gray wolf hunting and trapping season is being planned for late 2012. This is a hot-button topic for deer hunters, wildlife enthusiasts and wildlife managers alike. However, it...

Huge Deer Deserve Huge Respect

Each year, I come in contact with many great deer hunters. For the most part, they’re hard-working, fun loving people who truly respect the land and the animals they hunt. However, over the years, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend. I can’t really put my finger on it, but it seems to me that many...

A Rare Sauce for Venison Recipes

by Jacob Edson, D&DH managing editor I do not argue the fact that some venison needs a little help. For those of you who find yourselves in this situation with your venison recipes, first remove every bit of non-muscle fiber from your cuts. Then try Chatellier’s Rare Game Sauce: I was recently turned on...

Hunt for the Hungry Needs More Deer

Hunt for the HungryIn this down economy, with millions out of work, more and more families are relying on donated venison from food pantries and kitchens.

Thousands of hunters across the nation participate in these programs. However, some food pantries are finding...

The Many Ways We Hunt

deer campYou asked for it: We're doing it!

For years, D&DH readers have been pushing back against the trophy trend on today's hunting shows and have asked us to show "real life" hunting scenarios on TV. While big antlers are beautiful and day-dreamy,...

Hunters Give: Feel Good Story of the Day

deer campYou asked for it: We're doing it!

For years, D&DH readers have been pushing back against the trophy trend on today's hunting shows and have asked us to show "real life" hunting scenarios on TV. While big antlers are beautiful and day-dreamy,...

Hunter’s Best Friend Banned?

The first tenant of ethical hunting is to do everything in your power to make a quick, lethal shot. At Deer & Deer Hunting, we pride ourselves in being the No. 1 leading resource for hunters to learn about shot placement and whitetail anatomy. (See our ground-breaking Shot Simulator app.)

Harvest Management North and South

alabama buckGenerally speaking, deer managers in the North have it rough compared to their Southern counterparts simply because of the major differences in season structure. States such as Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania have rather short gun seasons -- the "big stick" of deer...