Daniel Schmidt’s Whitetail Wisdom

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D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt’s columns and blogs have become a must-read for deer hunters and anyone who loves whitetails. This blog is the melting pot for all the whitetail wisdom that he has gleaned over the years while working with North America’s top deer biologists, behaviorists, hunters and land managers. You can also follow him on Twitter — @DanSchmidtDeer — and Facebook.

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A Simple Key to Scent-Free Deer Hunting Success

Scent-free soaps, shampoo, sprays and other products are key to staying one step ahead of the whitetail’s keen nose. Deer are intelligent animals, but their intelligence is based purely on the instinctual reflexes of a prey species. In other words, they react – most often quickly and decisively – to out-of-place stimuli. It might...

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This Happens to 2,200 Deer Hunters Every Year!

    There are more than 11 million whitetail hunters in the U.S., and a good portion of those hunters head for their favorite tree stand when bow and gun seasons start in autumn. Did you know that several thousand of these hunters make a fatal mistake each and every year? Sadly, that’s true....

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Bobcat Kills Deer in Road While Driver Watches

It’s rare to see nature’s harsh predator-and-prey relationship play out in front of your own eyes, but that’s exactly what happened on a paved road in Nevada recently. Thanks to the quick photography actions of an onlooker, we get a glimpse at these stunning images. No, it’s not a whitetail, but we thought this...

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Wolves Photographed Before Killing Buck in Minnesota

How’s this for a surprise when checking on your trail camera? A northern Minnesota resident captured these haunting images of gray wolves after putting out his Bushnell Trophy Cam in a deer hunting area. After scouring the area, the landowner found the ravaged carcass of a 2-1/2-year-old buck. The final image shows three big...