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DDH Hot Pick: the Celestron FireCel

Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt has seen a lot of hunting items over the years — and by a lot we mean thousands, just roughly estimating — but one palm-sized piece of hunting gear caught his eye like no other. The Celestron FireCel is a really cool combination of an adjustable light...

Sitka Core Next to Skin

Sitka Introduces New Core ‘Next to Skin’ Series

Sitka Gear, the leader in performance hunting gear, introduces an all-new industry changing “Next-to-Skin” line. The new CORE Series offers three weights of next-to-skin pieces which have been developed to allow hunters to fine-tune their system to their activity type or environmental conditions. The new CORE Series lineup is the first in the hunting...

Deer have incredible senses that alert them to danger, aid in reproduction and help them locate food sources. Learning more about whitetail behavior can help you score this season.

How to Get Into the Mind of a White-tailed Deer

During a spring turkey hunt I eased to the edge of a treeline near a small, secluded food plot and peered through with my binoculars for birds in the field. Instead of hens and a longbeard, I saw two big ears perked up and an anterless deer looking in my direction. It wasn’t stamping the...

Barnett Raptor Reverse crossbow is unique, cool and darned lethal on deer.

What’s Coming Next with the Best Deer Gear for Hunters

Some of the deer hunting (and fishing) gear I find stored away in my garage makes me shake my head at the advancements we’ve seen in the outdoors industry. I’m sure my pals who hike and camp regularly think the same. I ran across an issue of Backpacker magazine from 2002 recently and laughed...

Be sure to plan ahead so you can have time to hunt and kill big bucks.

Make Plans Now for Your Best Deer Rut Hunting Dates

Every year in late December I make a little run to the office supply store and pick up at least one, if not two, big desktop calendars for my office. I’ve used these for 25 years, going back to my first job where the sports editor had pretty good long-range planning abilities. Before each...

Getting ready for bow season yet? (DDH Photo: Alan Clemons)

The Best Tips to Become a Better Bowhunter

Bowhunting for white-tailed deer has witnessed an explosion of interest in the last 20 years. As deer populations have soared and bowhunting gear and tactics have gone mainstream, more deer hunters are picking up the stick and string to chase their favorite quarry. Shoot a bow long enough and you will desire to improve...

Will Kochevar and his giant Alabama buck.

Plot a Successful Course to the Best Deer Hunting This Year

If you’re dead-set on managing and planning for the best deer season possible then it’s not something you want to take lightly and hope good things fall into your lap. Making the most of deer season is a goal every hunter strives for, even if things might happen that make us veer off course....