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Ted Nugent: Lethal Deer Hunters Must Improvise, Adapt and Overcome

Ok, I admit it. I’m drunk. Stoned. Wasted. Tipsy. Inebriated. Schnookered. Zombied. Ozzylike. Hopelessly out of control and staggering aimlessly like a lost soul with no direction known. I am well into October and my ponytail has been erect since the early 60s. That’s the 1960s, not my 60s! (It’s all perfectly legal so...

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Save Your Deer with Citric Acid Spray

by Daniel E. Schmidt I know I get this from my dad, but I am a real freak when it comes to cleanliness with my deer. I am also adamant that I get my deer cold as fast as possible after field dressing it. These warm autumns of the past few years have caused...

If you're doing field dressing and aren't concerned about trim work or skinning, a good folding, locking knife with a sharp blade can help get the job done quickly. (Photo: Alan Clemons)

A Great Way to Sharpen Your Deer Hunting Knives on a Stone

If you’re an old school guy who likes to sharpen your best hunting knives by freehand, learn to do it well and quickly on a bench stone with these techniques. By Dexter Ewing Freehand sharpening is a skill that must be developed with practice, along with trial and error — at first, mostly error....

The sight every bowhunter wants to see: A blood-soaked arrow that hit its mark. (photo courtesy of Cory Johnson/Smokey Valley Archery)

Dan Schmidt: 3 Ways to Become a Better Bowhunter

by Daniel E. Schmidt You don’t have to be a world-class archer to become a deer hunting machine. In fact, the most successful deer hunters are those who develop proficient shooting skills then use their woodsmanship and knowledge of deer anatomy to do the rest. Here are three things you can do this weekend...

Jerry Peterson has pursued deer, predators and turkeys for decades yet always learns something when he goes in the woods.

The Deer Call That Will Fill Your Freezer This Fall

When it comes to the best deer hunting strategies, sometimes we think it’s so easy a kid could do it and other times we’re left scratching our heads in confusion. We did all the right things, had the best setup, the best hunting equipment and still got busted or zeroed. One thing most hunters...

A thick-bodied buck feeds in a field during an early season archery hunt in northeast Wyoming at Trophy Ridge Outfitters. (photo courtesy of Chad Drawbauch)

Video: Big Velvet Buck Shot During Bowhunt

  BY DANIEL E. SCHMIDT Bowhunters across North America have their favorite broadheads, bows and tree stands. And they also are quick to share the best places to bowhunt in the U.S. I’ve been blessed to have had the opportunity to travel across the country these past 19 years in search of whitetails and...