midwest

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...

BOWHUNTING  Dan Schmidt aiming at a broadside target

Take40More Hot Pick: DDH Guide to Bowhunting

As a voracious reader for more than 40 years, I can’t specifically pinpoint how many serious adult books I’ve read cover-to-cover over the years in a “can’t put it down” session. I’m a fan of just about anything: magazines, books, newspapers, old history, political history, wildlife management and more. A magazine doesn’t last long...

deerfood

Food Facts: Secrets of a Whitetail’s Stomach

Hunters often wonder about deer finding quality nutrition before natural foods and agricultural crops become abundant in spring, and then later in the year when thoughts turn to natural browse and supplemental food plots. Here, courtesy of John J. Ozoga’s insights in Deer & Deer Hunting, is some insight into how the whitetail’s amazing digestive...

Fresh guacamole is a fantastic addition to your venison burger or as a side dish with chips.

This Super Guacamole Kicks Up Your Tasty Venison Burgers

This is perhaps my favorite time of the year, other than during hunting season, because everything here in the Southeast is pretty much at full-bore throttle going wide open. School is out so the kids are playing, swimming, biking, fishing, getting muddy in creeks, staying up late and sleeping in, having fun and being...

When you get in your blind, arrange your seat for the best shot possibility. Consider all the angles and shot possibilities so you don't get caught off guard.

How to Maximize Your Deer Hunting Ground Blind Setup

Want to get closer to more deer while hunting from a ground blind? Creating a ground blind is one of the best and easiest ways to maximize your deer hunting opportunities. You can select specific stand locations based on travel routes, bedding areas, feeding areas, the wind, water or other factors, and then make...

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Alan Clemons’ Pick of the Day: The Extinguisher Deer Call

Want to take trophy deer? Don’t just wait for them – bring them in! Reproduce the full range of whitetail deer vocalizations with the Extinguisher Deer Call. It’s the only deer call that sounds like a buck, doe and fawn in an instant, thanks to its patented Modislide System. The Modislide, found exclusively on...