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Hunting traditions in the Schmidt family include "airing out" the blaze orange before the gun season begins.

Three Cheers for Orange Therapy

Some of my fondest childhood memories — and best life lessons — came from Mom’s clothesline and the loving care she put into tending it. The lessons were many, and they all revolved around hard work. You see, I was one of seven kids, and we all had to pitch in around the house. No...

Dan Schmidt with his Texas turkey that dropped after a much quieter blast from his shotgun thanks to the SilencerCo Salvo 12 suppressor.

Benefits of Using Suppressors For Deer Hunting, Shooting Sports

Firearm sound suppressors, or “silencers” as they are sometimes called, are devices which help reduce the noise of gunfire to hearing safe levels when attached to the end of a firearm’s barrel. Suppressors are generally nothing more than containment systems with a series of baffles which help contain and re-direct the expanding gasses that...

INNOVATION  Summit Safety Harnesses

D+DH Innovation Zone: Summit Pro, Sport Harnesses

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Beth Jones with Pradco gives us the skinny on the new Summit Stands Pro and Sport safety harnesses. They’re designed for comfort and, most importantly, safety. Both are priced right, too, so you don’t have any reason whatsoever to not wear a safety harness....

GEAR  Viking Stack Rack

Hot Gear: Viking Stack Rack Expands Carrying Capacity

Hauling gear to camp or for a weekend getaway is easy with some vehicle hitch attachment racks, but one problem folks often encounter is not having enough capacity for everything. After loading the truck or SUV, piling in the kids or gear and then still needing more space, you’re out of options when the...

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The Facts and Truth About Culling Bucks

Culling is the selective removal of presumably inferior deer in order to improve the quality of the remaining population. Among whitetails, the culling harvest strategy generally involves targeting those bucks with inferior antlers for removal to improve overall antler quality of those left to do the breeding and for harvest at an older age....

Gun Digest Shooters Guide 2016

Gun Digest the Magazine Presents Shooter’s Guide Issue for 2016

Gun Digest the Magazine’s annual Shooter’s Guide issue hits newsstands April 19 and features coverage on the hottest new guns and gear for 2016. Whether you’re looking for a new carry gun and holster, a new rifle or shotgun for hunting or personal defense, this issue provides tons of great information on some of...

Gregg Ritz of Hunt Masters with a great Thompson/Center muzzleloader buck.

Avoid These Mistakes Flying with a Muzzleloader

If you’re planning a deer hunt this year with a muzzleloader and will be flying to your destination, take the advice of one well-seasoned traveler to avoid problems with the TSA folks at the airport. Veteran hunter Greg Ritz has flown around the world with muzzleloaders. He’s seen security checks go easy-peasy and others...