deer and deer hunting

Hunting traditions in the Schmidt family include "airing out" the blaze orange before the gun season begins.

Three Cheers for Orange Therapy

Some of my fondest childhood memories — and best life lessons — came from Mom’s clothesline and the loving care she put into tending it. The lessons were many, and they all revolved around hard work. You see, I was one of seven kids, and we all had to pitch in around the house. No...

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., loves deer hunting and the outdoors.

U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan: Deer Hunter, and Speaker of the House

United States Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is one of the nation’s most well-known and visible politicians. In 2012 he was the Republican nominee for Vice President after being selected by presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Ryan was elected Speaker of the House in late 2015 following the resignation of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Boehner’s announcement just...

DEER  doe with fawns via Minnesota DNR

Are Doe Bleat Reactions a Learned Response?

Bleat reactons: a learned response? Deer behaviorists and those who raise deer mostly agree that white-tailed does are typically not that vocal during the rut. in their reports in d&dh over the past 30 years, many of the top behavorists and researchers have stated that does are most vocal during the fawning season. Leonard...

GEB  Buck

WATCH: New DDH Video Library Streamlined for Deer Hunters

If you love watching hunting videos with some of the best tips for land management, strategy, deer hunting gear, stand placement and safety then Deer & Deer Hunting’s new video library is the place to visit. After months of design, testing and cataloging, the new DDH video library offers the shows you’ve enjoyed: Deer...

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Let Deer & Deer Hunting Help Plan Your Vacation

It’s common knowledge that in nearly every locale north of the 35th latitude the majority of all whitetail breeding takes place during November. For Southern hunters peak activity is delayed about a month. But we also know peak rutting activity doesn’t occur the same time from year to year. This all depends on when...

Dan Schmidt  Buck with crawly mags

Why Deer Hunting is Good for the Environment

Warning! This video is not for the squeamish. It’s not for those who believe in a Bambi-like natural world, either. I’m posting it to show yet another example of how and why deer hunting — and hunting in general — is good for the environment. How is hunting good for the environment? Well, you...

DESTINATION Britney Leigh Glaze

Destination Whitetail: Lost or Found, Up or Down?

This week on Destination Whitetail, host Brittney Leigh Glaze returns to Illinois with a muzzleloader but has lost her tag. It’s not a big problem, right? That’s what she thinks, until she finds out getting a replacement is not possible. Get hooked on Destination Whitetail with host Brittney Leigh Glaze and watch some of...

CWD TX

BREAKING: CWD Confirmed in Texas Deer

Tests for Chronic Wasting Disease taken from a white-tailed deer in Texas have been confirmed positive, resulting in the first case in the species in one of the nation’s biggest deer hunting states. The tests were confirmed and announced by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials. The deer was in Medina County and tests...

Biologists are tracking movements by deer trapped and outfitted with GPS collars. The five-year study will help guide white-tailed deer management in Missouri. Photo courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

What Will Tracking Collars Reveal about these Deer?

A lot of deer hunters through the years have wondered where deer go after they see them a few times on game cameras in summer or during the season when they see one a few times. We joke around about them hiding until after the season ends or running to the next county because...

DDH Editor-in-Chief in Oregon

25 Reasons to Take an Out of State Deer Hunt

Dan Schmidt, Deer & Deer Hunting’s Editor in Chief, just returned from his first deer hunt in Oregon. Although he was targeting mule deer on this trip, he did manage to see one whitetail and loads of other game. The adventure was documented on video and will be used as an episode of D&DH...