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CELEBRITY Dan Schmidt

Dan Schmidt’s Pick of the Day: Smokey’s Pre-Orbital Gland Lure

Research proves that the licking branch is the No. 1 key to success when hunting a mock scrape, one of the best ways to fire up a big buck and get him interested in seeing what buck has invaded his territory. The key to that licking branch is preorbital scent. Bucks secrete this scent as a...

2016 Whitetails Daily Desktop Calendar

Dan Schmidt’s Pick of the Day: Whitetails 2016 Desktop Calendar

Discover intriguing facts about and enjoy high-quality photos of white-tailed deer with the Whitetails 2016 Daily Calendar from Deer & Deer Hunting and available now in shopdeerhunting.com. “These desktop calendars are pretty cool because you can learn something new each day about deer traits, behavior and even new whitetail trivia,” said Dan Schmidt, content director and editor-in-chief...

Thermacell Lantern

Give West Nile a Haymaker When You’re Deer Hunting

The first real good view of how a ThermaCell works came while I was turkey hunting in south Alabama about 10 or so years ago with a friend. He was about 10-15 yards from me sitting against a tree watching one direction. I was backed up to a tree watching the opposite direction. My...

Celestron FireCel

Heat Up, Juice Up and Don’t Be in the Dark This Season

Try as we might to get into the woods and disconnect, we’re usually not far from our smart phones. There can be, of course, a legitimate need for smartphones in the woods: calling for help, using the GPS or compass, even using the light in a pinch. I’ve used my iPhone flashlight feature more...

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ShopDeer Savings Much Better Than 12 Days of Christmas Expenses

If you’re in the Christmas gift idea mood today, be glad you’re not doling out dollars for the items on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song because you’d be awash in Lords a’leaping and golden rings but no money. The 31st PNC Wealth Management Christmas price index for the popular Christmas song is up slightly...

Grilled venison with fresh veggies and maybe a light dash of your favorite marinade is an easy, delicious way to enjoy your hunting success.

Dear Santa, My Deer Camp Kitchen Needs These 3 Things …

Black Friday deals, Christmas lists, Thanksgiving hangovers, turkey comas, football, your best Christmas tree ornaments, ugly sweater parties, scads of family, religious faith and church services … it’s that time of the year again to get stirred up about all these wonderful things. Deer season, of course, is part of the mix. We’re jumbled...

Louisiana, Mississippi Whopper Whitetails

Wild, Crazy, Varied Rut Boiled Down to These Best Dates

If you grow up hunting deer and hearing about “the rut” then you know, or should know, that it’s not always an absolute, exact, specific period of dates when the exciting peak phase occurs. By peak I mean that chasing and breeding phase when we’re in the woods or fields seeing bucks nose-down on...