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DDH Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt tagged out in Kansas on this fine buck, which had a club foot.

Buck With a Club Foot: What Would You Do?

DDH Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt was in Kansas with Xtreme Hunts when he spied a fine buck limping along before it came into range. Schmidt has seen thousands of deer during his time in the woods, so he knew something wasn’t right about this old bruiser. Here’s Schmidt’s report: Great hunt at Xtreme Hunts in Kansas tonight....

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Bring Deer Closer with Your Best Mock Scrapes

It’s October … a magical time for hunting big white-tailed bucks! In this episode of Deer Talk Now, Dan Schmidt and Brad Rucks explain how to create the best mock scrapes to bring deer closer to your stand setups. Learn proven tactics for success and then learn about a new mock scrape scent that...

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Why Your Deer Hunting Stand Setups Don’t Work

While your neighbors and other hunters are trashing their land by tromping all over it, you can create and hunt low impact stands that will make your season far more successful. These low impact stand sites don’t take a lot of work but should take some careful consideration based on your knowledge of the...

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3 Great Ways to Quickly Clean Your Deer This Season

With deer season finally here for everyone in the country — Alabama was one of the last to open, right? I think? — that means there literally are tons of deer meat being cleaned and processed. The gamut of how this gets done spans a wide range. Some guys are DIY specialists who don’t...

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Top-Rated D&DH TV Returns for its 11th Season

Deer & Deer Hunting TV, last year’s No. 1 rated deer hunting show on NBC Sports, returns for its 11th season with new episodes beginning Monday, July 27. Hosted by Steve Bartylla, Mark Kayser, Gordy Krahn and Dan Schmidt, D&DH TV has one goal: To help you better understand deer behavior and hunting tactics so...

Part of a good management plan includes shooting does when the population numbers dictate doing so.

Grow ’em Big: How Many Whitetail Does Should You Shoot?

Questions about doe management run rampant through the deer hunting community and often are focused on these three themes: How do you know when, where and how many does to shoot off a given property? They’re legitimate questions, of course. If you have a lot of deer or don’t have too many, figuring out...

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...

Soybeans are a great source of nutrition for white-tailed deer.

Part II: Soybeans for Food Plots

See: Read Part One of this feature, published earlier this week …  By Don Higgins Soybean Seed When I started planting soybean food plots, I would simply get some seed from my farming neighbors. It was hit or miss. Some years, it worked great, and I would enjoy some excellent hunting action throughout the season....

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Soybeans for Deer Food Plots

Nothing beats soybeans for deer food plots when it comes to nutrition, tonnage and attraction. by Don Higgins I smiled when I saw the small group of deer headed for the plot of standing corn. I had been debating my friend Todd Hewing about what was the best late-season food-plot crop for whitetails. Todd...