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Attempting to force a cartridge to do something that it’s not suppose to can lead to inaccurate results and wasted money.  (Photo: Philip Massaro)

5 Things I’ve Learned While Reloading Ammunition

When it comes to getting down and dirty at the reloading bench don’t learn from your own mistakes. Instead, allow custom ammunition manufacturer Philip Massaro help you avoid them through his lifetime of experience. When I started out handloading, it was a simple matter of economics. The younger me couldn’t afford to buy the...

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How a Rifle Sling Can Help You Kill More Deer

A rifle sling can be so much more than just an accessory for shouldering your rifle. It’s an important tool that can enhance shooting accuracy if applied correctly. Gunsite Academy shooting instructor Il Ling New schools DDH Editor Gordy Krahn on how to properly deploy a gun sling to stabilize the rifle in the kneeling position....

The author killed this buck after it followed his scent trail in the wrong direction. After a short time the buck came back in the right direction.

One 8 Can Win This Hand When Deer Find the Trail

It is a widely accepted fact, with plenty of research to back it up, that high quality protein is essential during antler growth and fawn rearing season for your deer to express their genetic potential. However, one area that is often overlooked for year-round nutrition is during the late winter and early spring. Hunters...

Prescribed burning is one great way to eliminate understory growth and leaf litter, and rejuvenate the soil.

Learn to Burn to Get the Best Habitat for Deer Hunting

We’ve had stories on the site before about prescribed burns, their benefits, and announcements about classes or other informative sessions regarding habitat burning. In short, prescribed burning may be one of the best things you can do for your property. It has numerous benefits, from killing unwanted and weedy vegetation to revitalizing the soil...

Bryan Hendricks has had a love affair with rifles for many years, and not just one particular one.

4 Ways to Shoot Your Deer Rifle Better This Year

Now that deer season is over, what are you doing to ensure that you’ll be on top of your game next autumn when you return to the woods? Do you just store your bow, rifle, clothing and gear until late summer and then dust it off to head out again? Do you clean everything...

David Blanton with Realtree make a super shot with this CVA muzzleloader on this great Oklahoma buck. Congrats!

Check Muzzleloader Accuracy Before Late-Season Hunts

We all know that damp conditions and rain can affect muzzleloaders if our powder gets wet, but can seasonal differences in temperature have an effect on your accuracy? When you’re at the range in summer and it’s 83 or 90 degrees — maybe with some humidity, too — will your dialed-in smokepole be hitting...

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Don’t Be Afraid of Grunting for Your Bucks

Mature whitetail bucks can be frustratingly elusive because of their stealth and unpredictability during much of the hunting season. Fortunately during the rut, many bucks slip out of that mold and shift to a bold and boisterous attitude. They will even announce their presence with a variety of vocalizations. The growl is one of...

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Deer Talk Now: Tips for Bowhunting Early Season Whitetails

Deer & Deer Hunting’s Dan Schmidt interviews expert guide Chris Jorde on tips and tactics for bowhunting whitetails in the early season for the latest episode of Deer Talk Now, on the road in North Dakota. Jorde is the owner of Hart J Outfitters near Towner and offers hunters great opportunities for bucks throughout...