bow hunting

Ted celebrating his ginormous Hill Ranch wapiti monster!

You Can’t Grill It ’til You Kill It!

As I jettison ferociously into the soul cleansing, spirit intoxicating month of September with fresh Rocky Mountain elk blood on my Buck knife and hands, please excuse me while I attempt to control my over-active emotion glands! By Ted Nugent Lord have mercy! Son and best hunting buddy Toby and I just returned from...

DDH Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt with his free range 11-point Florida buck that scored 137 1/8.

Deer Drops Dead From a Shot Where?

If you bowhunt long enough, you’re bound to experience some really interesting reactions by deer. Such was the case with this Florida buck I shot last month. After watching this buck’s reaction, one would think it was hit in the spine or, better yet, the brachial plexus (high shoulder). As you can see from...

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Deer Talk Now: Extend Your Effective Bowhunting Range

Learn tips and tactics for extending your effective range for archery and bowhunting deer in this new episode of Deer Talk Now. Deer Talk Now host and veteran bowhunter Dan Schmidt provides additional insights on how to adjust your bow’s sight pins. It’s a critical step every archer and bowhunter should know how to...

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Special Deer Hunts Offered to Assist with Preserve Management

Increased deer populations can seriously affect native plant communities, and for this reason, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will coordinate special deer hunts at three state nature preserves to help preserve the rare and protected plants that grow on these properties. Goll Woods in Fulton County, Lawrence Woods in Hardin County and Lake...

Yowza! Bears, bows and backstraps to get things started on a high note!

Backstrap Strategy 101: Backstrap Like You Mean It!

At the danger of sounding silly stating the obvious to my experienced hunting buddies out there, please allow me to review what so many of us know to be essential strategies for consistently killing big game in order to help those less experienced or less successful who share our backstrap dreams. By Ted Nugent...

DDH Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt with his free range 11-point Florida buck that scored 137 1/8.

Deer Season Has Early Wake-Up Alarm in Southeast

While the rest of the nation’s deer hunters are thinking about mineral sites, game cameras, moving stands and maybe putting in winter food plots, hunters in Florida’s southernmost zone and South Carolina’s Lowcountry are in the stand looking for a buck. Opening day for bow season in Florida’s Zone A, which comprises the counties...

The Indiana State Championship attracted a good group of shooters who were introduced to the Scholastic Archery Association. (Photo: Amy Haley Photography)

Will 3D Archery Become the Next Big College Splash?

Back in April we had a story about the University of Montevallo expanding its outdoors offerings for students in a really cool program, and now comes news about another opportunity for young archers. Campbellsville University in Kentucky is adding archery as a co-ed sport and will be lining up 3D competitions against other participating...

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Daydreaming of Bowhunting Wyoming Whitetails

Although my whitetail adventures will begin later this month in southern Florida for their rut (yeah, go figure!), I’m already daydreaming about bowhunting northeast Wyoming once again with Ralph Dampman of Trophy Ridge Outfitters. I’ve hunted with Ralph on two other occasions and must say his part of the world is unrivaled when it...