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Welsh Rarebit Venison Burgers offer some great flavors. (Photo: FoodforHunters.blogspot.com)

5 Ways to Make Your Best Venison Burgers Even Better

As much as I enjoy tasty and well-prepared deer meat, one of the saddest things is to see is an overcooked burger with a sad piece of non-melted processed “cheese” on a cold bun. Where’s that sad trombone? Wamp wamp waaaaahhhhh … Venison is delicious and needs little in the way of flavor other...

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Destination Whitetail Returns for Action Packed Season

Destination Whitetail returns to Sportsman Channel for another action packed season of whitetail deer hunting, cool locations and stories, hunting insights and more. Destination Whitetail is a TV show that investigates the people, places and ways to hunt whitetail deer throughout North America. In the 43 states with deer populations, their habitat varies, as do...

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Grow ‘em Big with the Best Clover Food Plot Tactics

Whitetail deer love clover and it’s not difficult to create a fantastic food plot full of delicious clover they will enjoy and benefit from for years. What is the best food plot for deer? It very well could be clover, because clover is easily digestible and has a high protein content. The best thing...

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Thanks to Our Great DDH Fans for Your Support!

Social media is about as fluid as a rolling river and we’re sure glad you’re along for the ride on our Deer & Deer Hunting Facebook page. We greatly appreciate our great fans and supporters who have been with us over the years. From the first days of The Original Stump Sitters to today’s...

What's the best way to attract deer during the early season? Provide them with a constant supply of water.

Waterholes: The Best Way to Attract Deer?

I’ll never forget the first time I bowhunted whitetails over a manmade water source. It was in the mid-1990s, and I was hunting the famed bluffs of Buffalo County, Wisconsin. This was my first trip to this land of Boone and Crockett-class bucks, and I was hunting with legendary outfitter Tom Indrebo. As, daylight...

Chronic Wasting Disease is fatal to deer and now is in more than two dozen states and Canadian provinces.

Whoa! A Density of 8,907 Deer Per Square Mile?

The latest news out of western Wisconsin: another case of chronic wasting disease found in a penned-deer operation operating at an insane deer density. The deer, a 7-year-old doe, tested positive. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the test results. As a result, tens of thousands of Wisconsin deer hunters will...

James Card's pick of the day is the versatile Super Hot Ma-Mah deer call.

James Card’s Pick of the Day: Super Hot Ma-Mah Call

When you need a versatile deer call to use throughout the season, you’ll want one that is proven in real-world hunting experiences and will work for bucks and does. James Card, editor of Trapper & Predator Caller, reaches for the Super Hot Ma-Mah call to make realistic sounds that get the attention of deer in...

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DDH Hot Pick: the Celestron FireCel

Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt has seen a lot of hunting items over the years — and by a lot we mean thousands, just roughly estimating — but one palm-sized piece of hunting gear caught his eye like no other. The Celestron FireCel is a really cool combination of an adjustable light...

With ladder stands it's best to have a buddy to help you get them put up, especially with some of the 2-man stands that are heavier or taller. Be safe!

Deer Talk Now: How to Set Up a Ladder Stand Safely for Deer Hunting

Hunting deer and other big game animals from elevated stands is nothing new, with Native Americans and pioneers utilizing bluffs, trees and other perches to see animals approaching. But today we have the incredible luxury of sturdy metals, weather-resistant seats that are comfortable, and the ability to put these ladder stands pretty much wherever...