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As snow depths increase, deer become stressed to find enough food to keep them healthy.

10 Things You Should Know About Deer in Winter

Whitetails are built to survive. They can withstand extreme droughts and brutal winters. March is the telltale month, however, that dictates whether the young, old, weak and sick animals survive to see another year. Here are 10 facts about deer in winter that will help you better understand America’s greatest game animal. 1. During...

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Dan Schmidt: Best Broadheads for Deer Hunting

  by Dan Schmidt, D&DH Editor Any well-placed broadhead will quickly and efficiently kill a deer and secure prime venison. However, not all broadheads are created equal. Your job in finding the best head for your setup involves finding a broadhead that offers outstanding penetration and cutting ability, indestructible construction and incredible flight characteristics....

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The Season: BDD! Dan Secures More Venison

Big doe down! Gosh, is there a greater sight in autumn? You’ve released the arrow, saw the impact, waited the minimum of 30 minutes to track your deer. I told my wife that she had best follow me on the blood trail. Tracy is the best spotter for blood I’ve ever accompanied. Don’t know...

Predicting the King Buck’s Final Score

  by Daniel E. Schmidt The Johnny King Buck is set to be panel scored in Montana tomorrow by the Boone and Crockett Club. What will the panel decide? If you’ve followed this story as closely as we have here at Deer & Deer Hunting, the final score — and the integrity of the...

Buffalo County: Big-Buck Hunting Paradise, Part 1

by Daniel E. Schmidt If you’re looking to hunt trophy whitetails, it’s really tough to beat the outfitting and leasing options in Buffalo County, Wisconsin. And, if you give me the option, I will go with an outfitter every time. The price comparisons are negligible, and the the comfort of an outfitted hunt can’t...

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The Season: Deer Mount Stirs Excitement

Two days until bow season starts here in Wisconsin. I’m absolutely coming out of my skin. Can’t really sleep at night; can’t concentrate at work … especially when work is writing, talking and thinking about deer and deer hunting! Spent my lunch hour driving to Mike Laskowski’s Spring Creek Taxidermy shop in Amherst, Wis.,...