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Mark Kayser uses his Nikons to glass across a pasture for a possible shed deer antler.

The Best Way to Find More Shed Antlers

If you want to find more shed antlers you have to search where whitetails congregate and you need to put boots on the ground. In addition to these two simple elements you can up your antler game and gain by incorporating a common piece of hunting equipment. No, it’s not an ATV to ride...

Cody Miller with his Big City buck shot during an early November bowhunt.

The Chase Ends for Big City

In autumn 2016, Illinois had been experiencing above-average high temperatures for the last few months. The most recent information I obtained from trail cameras, showed a lot of morning movement when the temperatures were cooler. On Nov. 6, I knew it was that time; I just had that feeling as temperatures were projected to...

Deer will use different areas of emerging or thriving vegetation to maximize the best use of each season spring through autumn.

Know Thy Habitat: Greenery Desirability Changes with Seasons

Food sources change in desirability during their various stages of maturation. When hunting over them, you should time your hunts for the phase when they’re most desirable. While it’s impossible to cover the most desirable stage of all preferred deer foods in one article, the following generally applies to greenery: • Seedlings – extremely...

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DDH’s Exclusive Deerhunter.TV Joins Roku Lineup

Deerhunter.TV, the exclusive video channel brought to you by Deer & Deer Hunting, is now available on the Roku streaming service. Deerhunter.TV is home to thousands of free videos you can watch anytime at home, work or on mobile devices. These videos feature top deer hunting experts including Dan Schmidt and GordyKrahn of Deer...

Hunting public land requires dedication, commitment and research if you want to be successful. (Photo: Gordy J. Krahn)

Millions of Acres Await Diehard Deer, Turkey Hunters

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard other hunters say they don’t hunt public land. The excuses are many: It’s too crowded. It’s too dangerous. There are too many fools out there who interfere with the birds you’re working. Yeah, well, nothing’s perfect. If you can line up good private land for...

Trevor Draves of Indiana takes full stock of his first morning in the wilds of Western Nebraska. (PHOTO: Zak Floro)

Tempted by Travel for Your Turkey Hunting Grand Slam?

Through the strong efforts of fish and wildlife agencies, the National Wild Turkey Federation and a robust North American conservation ethos, wild turkeys can be found in every state but Alaska. It’s no wonder an increasing number of hunters travel to pursue these oversized game birds each spring. The siren song of hunting far...