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DDH Hot Pick: Celestron Upclose G2 10×25 Monocular

This 2016 Deer Hunting Hot Pick is a good choice for on-the-go bowhunters and deer hunters who want a quick, easy tool for scouting and hunting. Celestron’s Upclose G2 Roof Monocular is built field-tough with a shock-resistant, rubber-armored aluminum body. The unit is sealed from the elements, keeping moisture at bay and the dreaded...

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...

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...

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...

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...