dan schmidt

What’s Your Deer Processing Horror Story?

Bits of plastic in your ground burger? How about strands of switchgrass found mixed in your sausage? It could be the deer you dropped off but never got back. Or, possibly, it was the pack of tenderloins that weren’t included with your order. It seems like we all have a venison processing horror story....

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...

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....

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...