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The Deer & Deer Hunting crew is ready for action. Will the deer cooperate? (photo by Dan Schmidt)

Getting Ready to Bowhunt Big Bucks in North Dakota

Hunting a super early archery season like North Dakota’s requires lots of patience, not only in the field but when you’re in camp. You see, most outfitters like Chris Jorde (www.heartjoutfitters.com) realize that you only get a very small window in which to get the drop on a big, mature buck. For that reason...

The combination of bow, arrow, broadhead, nock, sight and practice help put this fat doe on the ground to get the season started right! (Photo: Dan Schmidt/DDH)

New Rage Broadhead, Nock Live Up to Their Billing

Opening weekend of archery season is in the books here in Wisconsin, and let me be the first to report it was another stellar kickoff for bowhunters here in the central part of the state. I punched my first doe tag last night on a plump nanny that ventured within 25 yards of my...

Brady Ellison Archery Deer Hunter

Olympic Archer, Deer Hunter Captures Third World Cup

Brady Ellison is pretty darn good with a bow and arrow. No denying that at all. Ellison is an Olympic medalist, has won the Pan American Championship and other events multiple times, and just won his third straight World Cup Final title. In 2011 he won 35 of the 37 world ranking events he...

Bucks use licking branches as signposts with their scrapes, and preorbital gland scent is a big part of it.

Advanced Licking Branch Secrets for Big Bucks

We love hearing good deer hunting success stories and even moreso when hunters have capitalized on some of the best tips or suggestions to help them be successful. Larry J. McKenzie of South Carolina wrote in to one of our good friends, John “Smokey” McNicholas, to let him know about his good hunts last...

The Nuge shot two more monsters recently in Texas. Here was the second. See more on his Facebook Page.

Celebrate 9-11 for All the Right Reasons

A very happy, glorious and stimulating September 11, 2014 to all the deerhunting families of the world from the Nugent family! By Ted Nugent Thank you everyone for the exciting hunting reports from around the world that I receive on a daily basis. A huge Nuge CongratSalute to all you successful hunters out there...

Arkansas has some outstanding deer hunting thanks to hunters' decisions and wildlife agency managament. This fine buck was killed in 2010 with a crossbow.

State Data Indicates Quality Deer Management Has Big Impact

Does quality deer management work? Depends on what your goals and objectives are within the QDM strategy you employ, whether it’s on a smaller tract or something larger. Quality deer management doesn’t automatically mean trophy deer management. The latter could be part of the former, but it’s not necessarily the end-all final must-do-this goal...

Crossbows for deer hunting

Crossbows Approved But Not in the Entire Season

In the Bible, King Solomon suggested cutting an infant in half after two women presented the child as their own so they each would have something. One agreed. (Seriously? I mean, who would agree to this?) The other woman said to not do that, and for the other woman to take the baby. King Solomon...