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Barnett BC Raptor R: Fast, Light and Ultra-Cool Limb Design

With a radical design that includes reversed limbs and blazing speeds, the new Barnett Buck Commander Raptor Reverse is turning heads as one of the best new crossbows for deer hunting. The reverse draw design helps shift the center of gravity more toward the center just above your fore hand, which will aid in...

Steve Bartylla has some of the best deer hunting tips for land and whitetail management, stand placement and more in his new book, Big Buck Secrets.

Best Deer Hunting Tips Revealed in Big Buck Secrets

Seasoned whitetail hunter Steve Bartylla serves as a personal trainer with his new book, Big Buck Secrets, divulging insider tips on scouting and sharing hunting tactics that will help the average hunter take his or her craft to the next level. Big Buck Secrets, from Krause Publications, is available at www.shopdeerhunting.com. Calling on more...

Mark Kayser

Kayser, Krahn Join Deer and Deer Hunting TV

The white-tailed deer are still the stars of the show, but No. 1 rated outdoors program on NBC Sports heads into 2015 with a top-flight cast of hosts. IOLA, Wis.— Veteran deer hunters Mark Kayser and Gordy Krahn will join the top-rated Deer & Deer Hunting TV show when it returns to NBC Sports later this...

Theresa Vail

Giant Bucks, Loads of Fun Expected at P&Y Convention

Great speakers, incredible seminars, world class trophy mounts and an amazing auction packed with bowhunting gear and top shelf hunts are what you will find at the 2015 Pope & Young Club Convention. Every two years the Pope and Young Club gathers to celebrate North America’s rich bowhunting heritage, honor outstanding examples of this continent’s wildlife, discuss issues relevant...

Deer eats squirrel

You Absolutely Won’t Believe What These Deer Are Eating

Ask any deer hunter what he or she thinks are a deer’s favorite foods and you’ll likely get a laundry list of the best forage for deer. Probably would go something like this: corn, clover, soybeans, rye, wheat, alfalfa, acorns, whatever agriculture crops are available, apples, pears, persimmons, berries and on and on. You’ll...

Deer stuck between bales of rolled hay

Hay There, Mr. Stuck Buck … Need Some Help?

Well, this is pretty doggone interesting isn’t it? Have you ever seen something like this, and how do you think this might even happen? Kevin Meier posted this short phone clip on YouTube of a pretty doggone good buck partially trapped under a giant roll of hay. They found the buck “as it was...

Snowmobile deer

So a Deer and Snowmobile Meet One Dark, Snowy Night …

Yikes, this definitely is one of those “Whoa, where did that come from?!?” moments and likely one the driver of this snowmobile never will forget. Needless to say, snowmobile driver Dave Osborn has a good story to tell over a beverage or two for a long, long time. On his YouTube post Osborn said he...

This pot of hot chili has beans and tomato sauce, both a point of contention in the chili world. What's your take on ingredients to use in venison chili?

Venison Chili Debate: With or Without Beans?

One of the biggest debates when it comes to chili aficionados involves ingredients, and of course that spans the gamut from ground or chunked meat to the best spices and even the inclusion or exclusion of beans. Whoa, beans? That’s a thing for chili folks? Doesn’t chili always have beans in it? If not, isn’t...

Fred Bear's last deer.

Let’s All Celebrate Fred Bear’s Birthday

I lost Fred Bear, my dear friend, mentor, hero and BloodBrother nearly 27 years ago on April 27, 1988. We bowhunted together and shared another moving campfire at his sacred Michigan hunting grounds, what would end up being his very last bowhunt here on earth, in late October the previous fall, and to this day, many...