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Joel Maxfield Montana buck

Take Advantage of the Best Times to Hunt the Rut

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...

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...

Louisiana, Mississippi Whopper Whitetails

Wild, Crazy, Varied Rut Boiled Down to These Best Dates

If you grow up hunting deer and hearing about “the rut” then you know, or should know, that it’s not always an absolute, exact, specific period of dates when the exciting peak phase occurs. By peak I mean that chasing and breeding phase when we’re in the woods or fields seeing bucks nose-down on...

The High Tail folds into one compact bundle, making it highly portable.

Hunting Solo? Take the Hassle Out of Field Dressing

  Although nothing beats the camaraderie of hunting with family and friends, I honestly don’t mind hunting alone. In fact, I kind of like it. It provides me with ample time to de-stress, and there’s nothing quite like the quiet time. However, when the real work begins — like field-dressing a deer — it...

Duel Game Calls grunt call

If You’re Going to Grunt, Make Sure It Sounds Real

Getting a buck’s attention can be done by rattling antlers together, using a good grunt call and realistic sounds, or bumbling through the woods like a clod and scaring off everything around you. Don’t opt for the last possiblity. Rattling may not work as well in your neck of the woods, depending on the...

Deer Early season archery

5 Reasons You Stink in the Woods While Deer Hunting

If you’ve ever seen Top Gun, you may recall the scene when Maverick and Slider are in the meeting with Charlie, played by Kelly McGillis, who appears to turn down Maverick’s request for a date. Slider, the smarmy wingman for Iceman, chuckles and says, “Crashed and burned, huh, Mav?” Maverick, the flyboy cowboy lead...

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FLASH: Save Bucks for Your Bucks and Stay Cool

Engel DeepBlue roto-molded coolers are designed to provide long-lasting insulation to keep your food, beverages and deer meat colder when you’re heading to camp or back home after a successful hunt. These super coolers are engineered with seamless polyethylene and have a full two inches of dense polyurethane foam injected into the top, bottom and sizes....