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Plotwatcher deer

How Does Plotwatcher Work? See for Yourself!

Sifting through hundreds or thousands of photos from your game camera can be time-consuming and, quite honestly, pretty boring if the images don’t have what you’re looking for. Today’s cameras have such great technology that birds or even limbs moving with the wind can trigger the shutter. Then you may end up with scads...

GEAR  Evolved 2

It’s Trade Show Season, With All the Hot Deer Gear

This is one of the craziest times of the year for folks in the hunting industry and yet while we’re running around like our hair’s on fire, no one really complains too badly. That sounds like a silly statement but it’s true. Here’s what I mean, and I doubt you’d find much disagreement among...

GEAR  Muck Pursuit Shadow PullOn

2016 SHOT Show: Best New Gear from Muck Boots

Muck Boots extends its lineup of warm, comfortable and rugged boots for hunters with the new Pursuit Shadow Pull-On, the next generation in the Pursuit hunting boot collection. This premium lightweight hunting boot features a resilient outsole for stability with EVA midsole cushions, key design features to help reduce friction and heat-buildup with your...

GEAR  Ameristep Ground Blind

2016 SHOT Show: Best New Gear from Ameristep

It’s often stated that great products sell themselves. This may be true, but regardless of how good something is there’s always room for further improvement and innovation. That’s precisely the idea behind Ameristep’s feature-packed and popularly-priced Crush Silencer Blind – a new-for-2016 offering from the ground-blind-gurus. Ameristep pros Lee and Tiffany Lakosky get in...

GEAR  HALO 1000 yard rangefinder

2016 SHOT Show: Range to 1,000 Yards, But You Get Much More

Hunters and shooters must know the distance to their targets in order to accurately place a bullet, arrow or bolt. A keen understanding of ballistics is useless without this critical piece of information, which can be reliably provided by a laser range finding device. Of course, long-distance hunters and precision shooters have this same...

Stretchback value pack

DDH Pick of the Day: Stretchback Grunter Value Pack

Master the art of calling bucks with the Deer Calling and Grunting Kit! Bring in the most deer with the included buck grunt call, and utilize five prime calling resources to perfect your call and take your deer communication skills to the next level. The Stretchback Grunt Call from DUEL Game Calls features the...

Cash Koch, 7, had an unusual but memorable hunt when he killed two deer with one shot.

Young Hunter Surprised, Happy After 2 Deer, 1 Shot

Whether you’ve hunted deer for decades or this is your first season, the first one you put on the ground and then proudly help haul home for dinner is unforgettable. Seven-year-old Cash Koch never will forget his first deer. Or, his first two deer. The Missouri youngster was hunting with his father, Eryc, when he...

Chris Hunter with NAP loves bowhunting for mature bucks and other critters!

Cool Video Shows NAP From the Factory to the Field

If you love bowhunting for deer, predators and other game, as well as shooting your favorite target in summer in preparation for the season, you’ll get a kick out of this cool video from New Archery Products. The cameras follow NAP’s Chris Hunter as he demonstrates his daily passion for archery and bowhunting mature...

GEAR  Sitka Fanatic Vest

ATA 2016: Sitka Fanatic Series Gets New Vest, Bib

Sitka Gear has rounded-out its Fanatic whitetail system by introducing the Fanatic Lite Bib and Fanatic Vest. The bib, when coupled with the Fanatic Lite Jacket, provides enough warmth for those chilly mornings yet breathes enough for when the sun is beating down in the afternoon. A hexagonal grid fleece is ultra-quiet and purges...

Utah's biologists are keeping an eye on state mule deer populations this winter.
(Photo: Brent Stettler)

Biologists Keeping Close Eye on Deer This Winter

Snow and cold temperatures have blanketed the places mule deer live in Utah, bringing biologists with the state’s Division of Wildlife Resources out in force. As they do every winter, biologists are monitoring the state’s deer herds closely. If conditions get too severe, the biologists are prepared to feed the deer specially designed pellets. The...