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INNOVATION  Breakthrough Clean

D+DH Innovation Zone: Breakthrough Clean Technologies

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Daniel Schmidt and the D&DH team visit with Erick Navarro of Breakthrough Clean to learn about a whole new line of gun-cleaning products that military-grade and completely user-safe. Best of all, they are completely odorless, making them a good choice for gun-deer hunters. +++++ Maximize...

Pancakes by Dancakes

WATCH: The Coolest Father’s Day Breakfast Ever!

Well, this is just too darn cool to even try to describe, isn’t it? Right? Amirite? Mother’s Day finds kiddos and daddyos bringing breakfast in bed with flowers and cards. Do dads get breakfast in bed? Usually not! What’s the deal, y’all? C’mon! Dads need breakfast in bed, too, and pancakes with bacon is...

Ron, John Sr. and John Jr. have worked together for more than four decades.

Profile: After Starting Over, Viking Solutions is a Success

DECATUR, Ala. — The building is nondescript, with a lone oak struggling against the asphalt of the parking lot. The area is nondescript. Similar buildings exist nearby. They would be called wallflowers at the sock hop, or homely. Nothing fancy or spectacular. Less than 10 blocks away is the original part of this town,...

Hooyman saw trimming limbs

Hot Gear: Make Trimming Work Easier Before Deer Season

The new MegaBite Handsaws from Hooyman, designed to be compact and extremely durable, are available in two models: MegaBite and MegaBite Compact. The saw blades are made of premium high carbon SK5 steel and feature a tapered blade design. The impulse-hardened, 4-edge, tooth design is made to last and provides unmatched cutting performance. MegaBite Compact has...

KS  Permit

Printing Error Results in Extra Deer Hunting Permits

Several thousand nonresident hunters who successfully drew Kansas deer permits from the April drawing received a surprise mailing in early June. Due to a printing error at a fulfillment service contracted to print and mail permits to the 21,225 successful applicants, nearly 3,260 hunters received duplicate mailings. A successful applicant should have received only...

urban crossbow fitzpatrick brad crossbow

Hot Bow Tip: Crossbow Hunting Just Outside the City Limits

Sometimes the biggest bucks live on the fringes of the biggest cities. If you’re hunting an urban area the crossbow is an ideal weapon, and here’s why. Anti-hunters love to vilify sportsmen and one of their go-to invectives is that hunting has eradicated wolves, grizzly bears, elk, bison and a host of other game...

Zach Cherryholmes with his Ohio bruiser arrowed in autumn 2015.

Average Deer Hunter, Small Plot Yield Bruiser Buck

Zach Cherryholmes of Blanchester, Ohio, is like other hunters who love to get into the woods, don’t have deep pockets and are looking for a good buck to draw on if presented a chance. Diversity makes the deer hunting world go ’round, for sure. Some hunters don’t give two rips about antler size and...

INNOVATION   Scott Archery

D+DH Innovation Zone: Scott Archery Freedom XT Release

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. A good bowhunting release is critical to not only result in accurate shots but to also instill confidence in the shooter. You don’t want any doubts at the moment of truth. Daniel Schmidt from Deer & Deer Hunting‘s exclusive Innovation Zone checks out the...

Sportsmans Alliance

Vortex, Sportsman’s Alliance Form Strong Partnership

Vortex Optics, an American-, veteran- and family-owned business based in south-central Wisconsin, recently joined the Sportsmen’s Alliance as a business partner at the $5,000 Chairman’s Club level. “Supporting the Sportsmen’s Alliance isn’t about marketing or promotion,” said Mark Boardman, Vortex Optics marketing manager. “It’s about supporting a likeminded organization that fights hard to protect...