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INNOVATION  Carbon Express Maxima

D+DH Innovation Zone: Carbon Express Maxima Arrows

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Lennie Rezmer of Carbon Express explains highlights found on the new Maxima Blue RZ arrow, which is two grains per inch lighter than the Maxima Red. From the producers of Deer & Deer Hunting TV on Sportsman Channel. D+DH Innovation Zone, Season 1, Ep....

White-tailed deer, mule deer and other wildlife use Conservation Reserver Program lands throughout the country all year.

Federal Cap on CRP Limits Acreage Despite Record Demand

Despite demand for participation in the successful federal Conservation Reserve Program, land this year will be less than the amount requested by landowners due to a federal cap on the amount. Many hunters believe CRP lands, which include farm and grass lands, is only for or primarily good for upland birds. That’s wrong, though. White-tailed...

GEAR  TruFire Patriot Flex

Hot Gear: Tru-Fire Updates Patriot with Economical Patriot Flex

Tru-Fire, the leading archery release brand, has introduced the Patriot Flex, an update of the inexpensive and proven Patriot release. Retaining the Patriot’s nylon webbing wrist strap with a hook-and-loop style closure system, the Patriot Flex has an updated head that’s thinner and narrower than the original. The Patriot Flex’s new aluminum-alloy head features...

Celestron ThermoTorch is a 3-in-1 hunting tool that you'll want in your gear bag during summer work and the hunting season.

Hot Gear: Get Lit, Stay Charged with 3-in-1 Hunting Tool

Hunting and fishing always involve being out in the elements, and sometimes the elements are not very pleasant. It’s simply part of serious hunting and fishing – sometimes launching the boat or walking to the hunting stand will take place in the dark. Sometimes it will be cold. Sometimes you’ll be far enough in...

INNOVATION  Sitka Fanatic LIte

D+DH Innovation Zone: Sitka Fanatic Lite

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Dennis Zuch with Sitka Gear gives us the rundown on the awesome new Sitka Fanatic Lite system. It’s versatile enough to knock off the chill in the early season or harsh conditions in late season, along with being quiet and having ample pockets. That’s...

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Hot Gear: Disappear from Sound, Sight With Ground Blind

The Ameristep 2016 line-up of ground blinds is full of incredible models to cover any hunting or photography situation – including 7 all-new designs. Suffice it to say that if you can’t find an Ameristep blind to fulfill your needs, you should probably focus more on, say…knitting. Ameristep’s new Warlock Blind delivers anything a hunter could ask...

Grilled venison with fresh veggies and maybe a light dash of your favorite marinade is an easy, delicious way to enjoy your hunting success.

Make the Best Summer Parties with Venison Kebabs

When summer rolls around and you start firing up the grill, be sure to make some great memories with your deer meat from successful hunts last season. Kebabs are super ways to enjoy your venison. They’re also fun to eat, easy to prepare and you can make them ahead of time or just before...

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Bucks Absolutely Can’t Pass Up a Hot Scrape

Mike McCabe is Vice President and host of Sportsmen of North America and a diehard hunter who, like most deer hunters, loves running game cameras to keep tabs on bucks. The great thing about game cameras is you get super photos all year, or however long you keep them out. Some hunters keep them going...

TURKEY  Lynch Mob turkey calls

Turkey Bonus: Master Your Calls

Choosing a specific type of turkey call is a personal preference as well as a test of proficiency. Some hunters can operate certain designs better than others. Some styles offer features that are appealing when it comes to maintenance, convenience, storage and transport. Other designs are simply selected based on fit, feel and function....