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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 our deer season is a goal every hunter strives for, even if things might happen that make us veer off...

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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...

Outdoor Edge Ax

A Must-Have Tool You Need for Your Deer Camp

Probably a gazillion deer hunters have a pocket knife or 10, maybe a good multi-tool or three and a tool box at home, the truck and deer camp. We love our tools and want them, need them and have to have them. Whether you’re sitting under a shade tree slicing an apple with your Case...

DDH Video Bushnell

How to Use a Smartphone to Gauge Deer Hunting Distances

Learn how a new technology that’s built into deer hunting rangefinders lets you sync your smartphone to the rangefinder to help better gauge distances, adjust for bullet drop, windage and more. This is especially helpful when hunting deer at long distances. Deer & Deer Hunting’s Dan Schmidt gets the scoop on the new Elite...

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BREAKING NEWS: Lighted Nocks Approved for Bowhunters

After years of steadfast resistance to lighted nocks as technology that wasn’t in the best interests for hunters or fair chase, one state wildlife commission has finally seen the light — yes, pun intended — about the simple, helpful bowhunting tool that aids in game recovery. Finally! What a great day for bowhunters and...

Hoppes from SHOT

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...

D&DH Managing Editor Alan Clemons with his 143-inch Saskatchewan buck, killed with the Mossberg Patriot chambered in .308. The buck was the first deer killed in North America with the Patriot, which is new for 2015.

SHOT Show 2015: Hot New Rifles, Handguns Land With a Bang

The introduction of new rifles, handguns and muzzleloaders each year is like a second Christmas morning for deer hunters as the wraps come off the top-secret details companies hold close for months or even years. There’s a nice selection of firearms this year for deer hunters to choose from and, word is, more are...