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Ernie French with Thompson  Center shows how the rifle's action works. (DDH Photo: Darren Warner)

SHOT Show 2015 Muzzleloaders: The Best Bang for Your Buck

There’s a stiff breeze in my face, and the flighty 8-pointer is standing broadside 125 yards away. Did I select the right charge combination to get the job done? If you’re like me, you’ve ruminated over muzzleloader charges, tinkering time and time again to come up with the right configuration There’s no better place...

Whitetail Buck Deer (Photo by NPS)

Deer Talk Now: Proven Tips for Deer Hunting

With deer season still underway in some states, learn some of the best hunting tips to make your season more successful. Our loyal readers send in some of the best questions about game cameras, hunting high pressured areas, how to sight in scopes for bows or guns, scent control, treestand safety and others. They’re...

Cuddeback Black Flash E3

2015 Best New Game Cameras: Faster Triggers, Video

Live from the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the Deer & Deer Hunting team is scouring the floors of the massive Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors Trade event where some of the best deer hunting gear for 2015 is making its debut this week. When it comes to game cameras, deer hunters and land...

Bushnell Legend E Binoculars

2015 Best New Optics: See More Deer This Season

Live from the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the Deer & Deer Hunting team is scouring the floors of the massive Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors Trade event where some of the best deer hunting gear for 2015 is making its debut this week. Deer hunters always want quality optics for scouting and picking...

Stacy Harris has an array of items for cooking venison and other dishes, but among those are basics you can use and need in your kitchen.

12 Things You Must Have in Your Deer Camp Kitchen

There’s a good debate of sorts among hunters and chefs when it comes to preparing venison: salt and pepper, and nothing else, or a little marinade or herbs to give the roast some added flavor on the grill, smoker or in the slow cooker. I’ve had it both ways and, honestly, appreciate both when...

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Rubs: The Whitetail’s Communication Hub

Humans learn by seeing. Deer do, too. When a hunter comes upon a big rub, his heart skips a beat. When a whitetail buck encounters a rub of any size, it has different thoughts. Our excitement has to do with hunting possibilities. A buck’s has to do with identifying who made the rub, because...

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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...