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Best Apparel for 2015: Heater Body Suit Rocks in Freezing Temps

Back in November I went deer hunting in Saskatchewan and just before our arrival in Regina, a massive cold front settled into the region and sent temperatures plunging. Like, plunging into the teens and single digits. Wind chills well below zero. Steady wind making things more miserable. I can handle cold temperatures. I don’t...

DDH Bark River natural canvas micarta knife

3 Ways a Custom Knife is a Great Deer Hunting Tool

If you’re a fan of the Bob Loveless drop hunter knife, you’ll love this hand-crafted version made exclusively for Deer & Deer Hunting by Bark River Knives. This strong, custom knife is a slimmer, more compact version of a modern classic pattern, and has all the features of the vintage Loveless with it’s increased cutting angle...

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

Make Plans for Your Rut Hunting Dates Now

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...

Adam Hupf of Beaver Dam, Wis., with his state-record whitetail.

Rut Secrets Revealed in Info-Packed, Must-Have Guide

Because normally secretive and wary bucks have the tendency to become careless and more visible during the rut, this time can be one of the most exciting of the hunting season to kill a trophy whitetail. This peak period can be a chaotic and unpredictable time in the field with hunting pressure, weather conditions,...

target ammo

BREAKING NEWS: Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit by Anti-Hunters

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the dismissal of the latest lawsuit brought by anti-hunting groups petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue regulations banning traditional ammunition with lead components. The court’s decision was announced Dec. 23. The refusal by the EPA to consider the petition was challenged...

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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...