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Heat Up, Juice Up and Don’t Be in the Dark This Season

Try as we might to get into the woods and disconnect, we’re usually not far from our smart phones. There can be, of course, a legitimate need for smartphones in the woods: calling for help, using the GPS or compass, even using the light in a pinch. I’ve used my iPhone flashlight feature more...

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ShopDeer Savings Much Better Than 12 Days of Christmas Expenses

If you’re in the Christmas gift idea mood today, be glad you’re not doling out dollars for the items on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song because you’d be awash in Lords a’leaping and golden rings but no money. The 31st PNC Wealth Management Christmas price index for the popular Christmas song is up slightly...

Gordy Krahn knows that a realistic call can make a difference with a wary buck.

A Deer Came In Grunting, and It Sounded Like This

While hunting in Saskatchewan recently I had a giant doe and her two shaggy donkey yearlings about 30 or 40 yards away when they suddenly looked behind my ground blind. I already had a lynx come padding through so I figured maybe this was going to be a wolf or sasquatch or something from...

mockscrape

Maximize Your Success During the Rut to Kill Big Bucks

Finding out if bucks are hitting your mock scrapes is akin to opening presents on Christmas morning, because while you’re confident something you want is under the tree there’s no guarantee. Last season I used some Smokey’s Preorbital gland lure on the licking branches of mock scrapes I created on a tract I hunt...

David Blanton with Realtree make a super shot with this CVA muzzleloader on this great Oklahoma buck. Congrats!

Find Out Best Times to Hunt the Rut, Start to Finish

Take full advantage of the short window for white-tailed deer hunting during the rut with expert advice from the staff of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine. Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Hunting the Rut is a comprehensive strategy manual for every aspect of the upcoming rut, delivering more than 40 years of experience...

LaCrosse Boots

5 Things to Extend the Life of Your Hunting Boots

When you invest your hard-earned money into your best hunting gear, including boots, it means you don’t want them to tucker out within a year or two of good use in the woods. I’m always on the search for better boots. I have some that I like, from Wolverine and Wood ‘n Stream and...

EZ Kut Pruner tree limb

Don’t Let Limbs, Brush Ruin Your Best Deer Hunt Ever

Even late in the season if you’re in the Midwest or as gun seasons open or progress in the Southeast, it’s silly to go into the woods without thoughts of making the best shot possible from your tree stand, ground blind or shooting house. Whether you’re snipping smaller branches around you in the ladder...

Best Deer Calls

The Three Deer Calls You Must Know How to Use

How many times have you heard a story about a guy who walked into the outdoors store, picked out a grunt call from the rack, went hunting and grunted up a buck that walked within shooting range? It may not happen often but it happens. And if absolutely nothing else, it proves that deer...

Opening a deer easily and quickly helps you get it cleaned and cooled down. Click the photo to learn more ...

3 Great Ways to Quickly Clean Your Deer This Season

With deer season finally here for everyone in the country — Alabama was one of the last to open, right? I think? — that means there literally are tons of deer meat being cleaned and processed. The gamut of how this gets done spans a wide range. Some guys are DIY specialists who don’t...