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Can you judge a turkey's age by the length of its beard? Some hunters believe you can.

Turkey Bonus: Three Hot Questions About Hunting Wild Gobblers

With turkey season in full swing we thought it would be cool to reach into the mailbag for some of these great questions from our great Turkey & Turkey Hunting fans about calling and biology. Are wild turkeys in the panhandle of Florida really Eastern wild turkeys? Aren’t some of them Osceola turkeys? —...

Spook a buck one time, and he will most likely adopt nocturnal behavior for at least a little while.

Dan Schmidt: How Deer React to Human Pressure

Human pressure – be it from hunters, hikers or horse riders – is the No. 1 suppressor of daytime deer activity. Deer & Deer Hunting contributors Charlie Alsheimer and Vermont biologist Wayne Laroche have documented the extent of this suppressor during their ongoing study of how the moon affects deer behavior. Using trail timers...

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Core Component: Shoot the Biggest Buck of Your Life

Tying to cover a single buck’s massive range during hunting season is nearly impossible, but just like us, every buck calls a much smaller area home. Any seasoned hunter could tell you about a tree stand or old, fallen oak he just knew was the perfect spot. It had everything a big buck could want:...

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Hit a Home Run With This Fast Venison Chili

Sporting Chef Scott Leysath says this Fast Venison Chili is pretty doggone easy to make and tasty, too. Considering he travels around the country as one of the most in-demand chefs for special events, trade shows, and Sportsman Channel Hunt.Fish.Feed events. Oh, and he hosts the successful show “Dead Meat” on Sportsman Channel, one...

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Now is the Time to Plant Chestnut Trees for Deer

Every once in a while life presents you with a win-win situation. For those trying to improve habitat on their hunting land spring presents the chance to plant fruit and chestnut trees to provide game animals with improved and varied forage. The idea of planting trees for habitat improvement can be daunting. Many of...

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D+DH Innovation Zone: LaCrosse Alphaburly Pro

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Chris Currah with LaCrosse Footwear shows us the latest Alphaburly Pro boot with 800 grams of insulation. The Alphaburly is one of the most popular hunting boot and for good reason: tough, durable, warm and able to handle just about anything you throw at...

Dan Schmidt aiming at an extreme quartering-to target as part of the Deer Talk Now illustration.

How to Make the Best Bow Shot to Kill a Deer

The anatomy of every successful bow shot hinges on many synchronous yet dynamic elements. This lends bowhunting the drama that keeps us coming back, but we also have an ethical obligation to eliminate uncertainty from the equation whenever possible. By Patrick Meitin Many view successful shooting as a purely-physical function of aligning sights to...