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Mark Davis of South Carolina was hunting on his lease in Texas when this wide old buck came within range. Congrats!

Buck Pole Honor Roll 2016-17: Your Best Whitetails

Deer season is here and so is the annual Buck Pole Honor Roll with your smiling faces and whitetails, blacktails and more from across the country! Each year we highlight deer and the hunters who killed them with photos that will be updated all season long. These are from submissions on social media and via email....

Tony Wagner with the buck he killed with his late friend's crossbow. After a long night he resumed the blood trailing and found the buck the next morning.

Buckshots: One for Chuck

Opening day of gun deer season 2011 I first saw my neighbor Chuck. I was sitting in my favorite stand facing his property when he appeared in his back yard in a blaze orange jacket, with a leaf blower so powerful that it must have scared all the deer away for more than a mile....

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The Amish Lucky Buck

When Jonathan Schmucker of Peebles, Ohio, slipped away to go hunting the afternoon of Sept. 30, 2006, he had no idea he was about to make whitetail history. During that memorable day, the 2006 Ohio archery opener, Jonathan crossed paths with a huge nontypical buck he knew well. He’d seen the big deer often...

Gary Barenz of Wisconsin with his stunning gagger whitetail, which measured more than 214 inches and had a double droptine. Wow!

Stunning Double-Droptine Giant Scores 214 Inches

Gary Barenz, a longtime and close friend of the D&DH team, had an encounter with the buck of a lifetime on Oct. 25 and, without a doubt, made the most of it. Barenz was hunting in Waukesha County, Wis., with his crossbow when this stupendous buck stepped within range. Just watching it would certainly...

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D+DH Innovation Zone: Delta McKenzie Mo’ Foam Archery Target

The best archery targets take a ripping and keep on ticking! That’s the case with the new Mo’ Foam Shot Blocker target from Delta McKenzie. Gary Cornum explains the differences in this cool all-everything target that takes everything (even broadheads!) and its competitors. D+DH Innovation Zone, Season 1, Episode 33. Original air date: July 15,...

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Blind Ambition Fuels Crossbow Success

Weather is one of those uncontrollable variables that can really influence the outcome of your hunt. When peak rut hits, deer hunters want to be in the woods all day. However, steady rain and temperatures in the high 30s make that already daunting task seem nearly unbearable. The best you can do is use...

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D+DH Innovation Zone: Horton Storm RDX

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Deer & Deer Hunting’s Dan Schmidt takes a closer look at the 2016 Storm RDX from Horton Crossbow Technologies. This reverse limb crossbow has several outstanding features that help greatly with speed, efficiency and accuracy. From the producers of Deer & Deer Hunting TV...

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Ghost 415 Revenant Packed with Awesome Features

Barnett has several new crossbows hitting store shelves this year but the Ghost 415 Revenant leads the pack. Its Carbonlite stock has a pass-through fore grip, finger reminders for safety, and Barnett’s patented carbon riser technology. It is available in black and Mossy Oak Treestand camo. Arrows ride on a CNC aluminum flight track...

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The Crossbow Accessory Guide: Hot Deer Gear for Next Season

From biodegradable arrows to bow cases, here’s a look at all the accessories you need for next fall. Archery hunting is becoming a gear-driven sport, which makes some traditionalists cringe. For gadget guys like me, though, there’s never been a better time to be a bow hunter. I love cruising the aisles at the...

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Hot Gear: Tough Crossbow Cases Protect Your Investment

Returning last autumn from a hunt at Wicked Outfitters in southeast Kansas, I put my suitcase on the scale at the airport and then my crossbow case. It’s the Plano Manta case, which is big and solid and protects my bow incredibly well. Like other Plano hardshell cases, it has a PillarLock system for...