Deer Hunting Tips

Have deer hunting problems? We have solutions. Our experts share dozens of handy deer hunting tips, tricks and deer hunting tactics to enhance and improve your deer hunting experience. This critical advice will take your whitetail pursuits to the next level.

Pat and his buck that is one of the top 20 typical whitetails ever taken with a bow.

7 Killer Bowhunting Tactics: Small Internal Food Plots

Every time my wife, Nicole, and I set up a stand in a tree or on the ground, we look for ways to make that location the best it can be. We try to enhance each stand location by making sure there are one or more calling cards available to deer. By Pat Reeve What...

Deer Rut Calendar Pays Off With Public Land Giant

Each year D&DH publishes a Whitetails Wall Calendar that includes predictions from deer researchers Charlie Alsheimer and Wayne Laroche for when the seeking, chasing and tending phases of the rut will occur in the North and South. Each year, hunter Steve Kress of Jonestown, Pa., uses the calendar to determine when peak rutting activity...

Hot Gear: Whitetail Hunter Series Gets Updates, Adds Women’s Model

For 55 years, hunters have turned to Barnett for the very best in durability, dependability and performance. Why? Because excellence has never been considered optional by the brand that pioneered the modern crossbow. For 2017, Barnett announces the release of its upgraded Whitetail Hunter Series of compound crossbows – three new high performance models...

3 Great Tips to Care for Your Crossbow

If you’re a car guy, some of the most important steps in maintaining the meditative hum of the engine and the glimmering shine of bright sports car is a good wash, wax, and oil change. In truth, it’s no different for crossbow owners. A quality wash, wax, and lubrication application will go a long...

Fencing Options for Better Deer Food Plots

As gamekeepers we constantly preach about the importance of spring and summer nutrition for whitetails. There are huge upsides for your deer herd when they are provided quality high protein groceries during the growing months. Anyone who has tried to grow a small food plot of soybeans, lablab or other highly attractive warm season annual...

5 Reasons We Miss Slam Dunks While Bowhunting

Any whitetail bowhunter who tells you he has never missed a shot is either lying or has not been bowhunting all that long. All of us have blown a slam dunk shot at some point in our lives. After wiping the egg off our faces, we then ask ourselves how it could have happened....

Try this Secret Tip for Hunting Giant Bucks

Lee and Tiffany Lakosky are known throughout the deer hunting world as masters at managing properties for huge bucks. According to Lee, his magic bullet is the same lucky charm of the Irish — clover. “People ask me all the time,” Lakosky told Deer & Deer Hunting. “If you could put in one all-around plant...

5 Steps to Make Your Bow More Deadly

Creating a deadly-quiet bowhunting outfit makes you a deadlier predator. It’s true the modern compound bow is quieter than ever right out of the box. It’s also true you’ll never hear a bowhunter complain about his whitetail setup being too quiet. Outside Africa, where animals live in constant fear of sudden death from big...

More Clues About How, Why Deer See Better Than Humans

White-tailed deer are a prey species. Their sight, hearing and sense of smell are especially adapted to evade predators, human hunters included. While the whitetail’s ability to hear and smell potential danger is probably most critical for survival purposes, I’ve been impressed by their ability to detect even the slightest bit of potentially dangerous...