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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...

Hitting flying targets with arrows? Of course the kids loved trying that!

Always Remember, It’s All About the Kids

I have witnessed perfection and lo and behold, it is our beloved Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids charity. I wish every human being could attend one of these sacred events and see first-hand the sheer joy and effervescent glowing in 100 kid’s eyes. The fiery positive spirit is palpable and perfect, and something very...

HHS Crossbow Harnss

Hot Gear: Safety Harness Specifically Designed for Crossbow Hunters

As crossbow hunting continues to gain popularity across the country, today Hunter Safety System announced the introduction of a new harness specifically designed to address the unique set of challenges that are associated with safely hunting with a crossbow from a treestand. The new HSS Crossbow Harness answers all those challenges in a stylish,...

TENPOINT  hunter

Hot Gear: Find Your Deer with Updated Omni-Brite Lighted Nocks

Two years after introducing its revolutionary Omni-Brite lighted nock system for crossbow arrows, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies has introduced a substantially improved version called the Omni-Brite 2.0. The new three-piece Omni-Brite 2.0 Lighted Nock System consists of a redesigned Nock Receiver with built-in locking clips, an impact activated LED lite stick, and a new transparent,...

A close-up at the whitetail's molting process. This doe is losing her winter coat - fast. She will soon don the clay-red hairs of summer. Stealth Cam photo by Daniel Schmidt)

Molting: When and Why Deer Lose Their Hair

If you have trail cameras out, you’ve probably noticed some really ratty-looking deer out there. I’ve received many inquiries here at D&DH, and the common question is: What’s wrong with the deer? There’s nothing wrong with them, actually. The annual molting process — the few weeks in spring when deer lose their thick fall...

The Horton Storm RDX is a reverse draw bow with a trim profile and lethal power. Reducing vibration is key to diminishing sound. As such, don't forget to add noise dampeners to a wide variety of the crossbow's components, such as the foot stirrup and bolt-retention spring.

Which is Best for You: A Conventional or Reverse Draw Crossbow?

Conventional- and reverse-draw crossbows differ in more than just appearance. Here’s what you need to know to become an informed crossbow consumer. Among the first considerations made when selecting a crossbow involves its draw design. That is, whether to choose one with a conventional or reverse draw. Both types of crossbow have design-specific advantages;...

GEAR  Barnett Ghost 415 Revenant

Ghost 415 Revenant Packed with Awesome Features

Barnett has several new crossbows hitting store shelves this year but the Ghost 415 Revenant leads the pack. Its Carbonlite stock has a pass-through fore grip, finger reminders for safety, and Barnett’s patented carbon riser technology. It is available in black and Mossy Oak Treestand camo. Arrows ride on a CNC aluminum flight track...