deer gear

6 Top New Deer Rifles for 2017

Hunters in the market for a new deer rifle have ample choices from this year's new releases. Here are six top rifles that caught our eye and are more than ready to head afield for whitetail from the 2017 releases.

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. For the last few seasons I’ve used Smokey’s Preorbital gland lure on the licking branches of mock scrapes I created on a tract I hunt...

How to Clean a Deer Rifle in 3 Steps

A good deer rifle is a tool that should work for you at the range and in the field, instilling confidence and doing a task when called upon no matter what the conditions. But you can’t ignore it, either. Your best deer rifle, whether it’s 38 years old or brand new off the shelf...

ATA 2016: Impale Scales Easier with Muzzy’s Bowfishing Kit

Bowfishing continues to grow in popularity and that’s not just a catchy phrase to be tossing around. More tournaments are being held each year, bowfishermen are spending more money for travel and gear, and the sport that dates more than half a century — Fred Bear was bowfishing back in the day, among others...

How to Be More Stealthy When You’re Deer Hunting

If you’re looking for a hand so you can enjoy your deer hunting lease more this season, watch this to find out about one of the coolest “parallel hybrid” utility vehicles on the market today: the Bad Boy Buggies Ambush iS. With the Ambush iS you’ll get a combination of 2WD in gas or...

VIDEO: Best Binoculars for the Money and What to Look For

Deer hunters want quality equipment at reasonable prices and that’s not a bad thing at all, whether it’s a rifle or apparel or optics. Optics, of course, span the gamut today to pretty much include anything with glass. Binoculars, monoculars, laser rangefinders, scopes, thermal imaging gear, spotting scopes … it’s a big field with myriad...

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...