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According to cementum annuli aging, this Pennsylvania buck was 8½ years old when Wildlife Biologist Kip Adams (pictured with his daughter) shot him.
High hunter densities in the area typically prevent bucks from reaching half of that age, which makes it a truly special trophy.

Learn Food Sources for Better Whitetail Deer Hunting Success

  Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from that book. Certified Wildlife Biologist Kip Adams is extremely familiar with the Northern Woodland region. “This subgroup is one of my favorites thanks in part to my time spent as the Deer & Bear Biologist with the New Hampshire...

Joe Rood Waitin on a Droptine

Weekend Tunes: Waitin’ on a Droptine

Ready to get fired up for the weekend with a little deer hunting tune? Check out Joe Rood of Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys singing “Waitin’ on a Droptine.” It was filmed and produced by Venture Creations and Michigan Whitetail Pursuit. Have a good one! +++ First with the facts. Subscribe to Deer & Deer...

Home-grown chicken is good, but wild venison sure seems a whole lot more appealing. (Reid/DDH photo)

Locavore Blog: Why I Want to Hunt Deer

While there is a ton to learn about archery and bowhunting, I don’t want to lose sight of the real reason behind my desire to learn to hunt my own food – and hunt deer – and the connection between local food and wild game. I recently wrapped up a graduate class that covered...

Stan Potts studies aerial photos religiously and puts boots on the ground to target big bucks.

Potts Pours Over Aerial Photos, Then Kills Giant Bucks

The core premise of the Whitetail SLAM is to travel in search of whitetail hunting opportunities, and to prove that you’ve got the chops to successfully harvest whitetail bucks in vastly different areas. Tom Miranda of the Whitetail SLAM has authored a new book, The Rut Hunters. This Tom Miranda blog features excerpts from the book, which has information from...

Deer telemetry collar

Who’s Tracking These Deer and Why Are They Doing It?

Tracking devices and radio telemetry? Just what or who is keeping up with deer by using all this high-tech gadgetry and why would they be doing that? Students in an Outdoor Adventures course at Blaine High School in Minnesota are tracking animals with radio telemetry devices. They’ve been following squirrels and raccoons so far,...

drone

Drones Deemed Unethical, Unsporting for Hunting

Trophies scouted or taken with the assistance of drones/unmanned aerial vehicles are not eligible for entry in Boone and Crockett records. The organization made the announcement March 26. “These highly sophisticated, remote-controlled aircraft have no place in fair-chase hunting,” said Richard Hale, chairman of the Club’s Big Game Records Committee. “The Boone and Crockett...

Bill Winke

When are the Best Times to Run Cameras for Big Bucks?

Deer hunters know that game cameras are among the most valuable tools for gathering data about bucks and does, but do you know one of the best times to use cameras to increase you chances of success during the hunting season? Tom Miranda’s new book, The Rut Hunters, offers outstanding information from some of...

Venison and Broccoli stirfry

So Easy to Make This Outstanding Chinese Venison Broccoli

Ever wonder why Chinese take-out tastes so good? Perhaps it’s the fresh ingredients … the unique spices … or the fact that it’s hot and always made to order. Whatever it is, we’ll show you how easy it is to make this popular Chinese dish. Better yet … Chinese and venison? That’s the best...

Doe? Buck? Spike? Giant nontypical? Hunters have a variety of choices and should be able to make their own decisions.

Horns of Plenty: We’re Amid Antler Wars

There on the classic knotty pine wall above the fieldstone fireplace in what can only be described as the ultimate all American deercamp log cabin, deep in the mystical big timber of Michigan’s Manistee National Forest, hangs the most magnificent whitetail beast a deerhunter could ever dream of. By Ted Nugent And I know...