deer hunting

Ted Nugent

A New Dawn For American Sporters

Today will be my 68th January 19. And what a glorious one I predict! I carpe diem like I mean it every day, celebrating and milking to the max every breath I take, every move I make, every step I take, every arrow I fling, but when the winter deerseason is still on, my...

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ATA2017: Horton’s Compact and Economical Vortex RDX

Horton Crossbows always creates a buzz with a new release, and its latest model is no different. Unveiled at the Archery Trade Association show in January, the Vortex RDX, is a compact, high-tech and hard-hitting bow that comes in at a fraction of the price of a premium model. Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief...

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My Mystical Flight Life as a Bloodbrother

My whole life flashed before me in a heartbeat. Amazing how such an outrageous 68 year adventure can be encapsulated in the instantaneous flash of the mystical flight of an arrow, but somehow, it happens. And it happens all the time. Literally, all the time. And that’s because I shoot my bow all the...

Bucks hang out together at some times of the year but research shows that big bucks tend to be loners and want their own space.

DDH Classic: Grandpa’s Food Plot Proverbs and Secrets

Believe it or not, many old truisms, proverbs and old-time sayings teach valuable lessons when farming for wildlife. I had the pleasure and opportunity to know my grandparents when I was young. My grandparents were born in the early 1900s and lived long lives. This provided me with many years of wonderful relationships …...

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How High Should I Hang My Tree Stands?

  How high should I hang my stands? This is one of the most common questions in bowhunting. Elevated hunting’s No. 1 selling point is literally rising above the astute noses of the game we pursue. In bowhunting, there’s another majorly important consideration: Undetected shot execution during the conspicuous draw cycle. Tugging a bowstring to...

Hunters typically go through different stages during their lives, from wanting to shoot just about anything to mellowing out and enjoying the experience.

Where Are You Among the Five Stages of a Hunter?

While doing a little poking around yesterday for an upcoming story, I needed to find the information below and after doing so realized it’s always a good idea for a refresher. By Alan Clemons, Southern Managing Editor This “Five Stages of a Hunter has been kicked around since about the mid 1980s following some...

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Deer Pictures: Real Slobberknockers

There was a day not so long ago when deer hunters across North America were absolutely fascinated with big bucks. No, not big racks — big bucks. Huge, giant, monstrous creatures. Or, as the old-timers called them, “real slobberknockers.” Antlers were adored, but they were almost secondary when it came to describing a buck’s...

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Donald Trump Jr.: Hunting Kept Me Out of Trouble!

Donald Trump Jr. is Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions of the Trump Organization and a longtime hunter with a passion for bowhunting white-tailed deer. He was a boardroom advisor on the wildly successful television show, The Celebrity Apprentice. Among the most high-profile openings Trump supervised was the grand Trump International Golf Links...

A good dry rub can help tough cuts of venison or beef.

Try This Super Dry Rub Recipe For Your Venison

Dry rubs are easy to make, can be as simple or involved as you wish, and can help transform a tough cut or shoulder roast into a succulent delight. Take a venison shoulder roast, for example. It has several muscles and a bunch of connective tissue. Some folks just discard it. Boo, hiss! Coat...

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What’s the Best Weather for Deer Hunting?

Most states offer early archery seasons and in recent years these seasons have featured unseasonably warm weather. Temperatures in the 40s and highs in the 60s might make for comfortable tree-stand vigils, such temperatures literally shutdown daytime deer activity. In fact, the weather’s influence on deer activity has been scientifically documented as a major...