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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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Destination Whitetail Visits the Land of Giants

This week on Destination Whitetail, the team heads to the land of giants where big buck dreams are realized and sometimes shattered. Will the legendary hype meet the expectations for this bowhunter on her first trip to Illinois? Get hooked on Destination Whitetail with host Brittney Leigh Glaze and watch some of the best...

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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Morgan Captures Grand Slam with IBO World Title

Levi Morgan took home his sweetest IBO victory to date at the 2015 IBO World Championship, the last event of the 2015 season, held at the picturesque Holiday Valley Resort, in Ellicottville, N.Y. With the win, Morgan fulfilled an IBO record with the Grand Slam, which can only be claimed by winning all three legs of...

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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...

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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...