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Hot Gear: Disappear from Deer in Plain Sight This Season

While some manufacturers settle on a design and declare good enough, the dedicated engineers at Ameristep have a habit of not leaving well enough alone. When designing and manufacturing the world’s best ground blinds is your core business, you raise the bar with each passing year – taking the best features from past designs...

Double Droptine 214-Incher is His Buck of a Lifetime

Gary Barenz isn’t a trophy buck hunter, despite living in one of the best areas of the country to see and kill giant whitetails. Barenz has seen them in his 40-odd years of hunting, but he’s never really dialed into the trophy mentality. He just enjoys hunting near his home in central Wisconsin, which...

First Deer Friday: At Close Range, She Scores!

Macie Reese got her first crossbow kill at15 yards with a SA Sports Empire Aggressor and then followed up later with this buck. It’s her first, a 5-point, and her father handling the camera duties is happy as can be. The Muzzy broadhead did the job. Way to go, Macie!

In this Incredible Age, What Defines the Modern Hunter?

What best defines the modern hunter? I’d argue it’s not really a question of who he or she is, but rather when he or she lived. Every generation has had its rendering of the modern-day hunter, dating back to prehistoric times, when early man embarked on the hunt with primitive weapons in search of food for...

ATA2017: Horton’s Compact and Economical Vortex RDX

Horton Crossbows always creates a buzz with a new release, and its latest model is no different. Unveiled at the Archery Trade Association show in January, the Vortex RDX, is a compact, high-tech and hard-hitting bow that comes in at a fraction of the price of a premium model. Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief...