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Josh Peterson killed this stunner buck in western Wisconsin.

Deer & Deer Hunting: The Best Bucks of 2014-15

Welcome to the Deer and Deer Hunting 2014-15 Buck Pole, where giant bucks from across the country are featured and deer hunters are celebrated. The bucks and hunters here are sent to us via email and also some of the hottest big bucks circulating on social media sites. We’ll keep this post updated as new...

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SHOT Show 2015: Deer Hunting Ammo for Top Performance

Deer hunters are constantly wanting outstanding terminal performance from their rifles, slug guns, handguns and muzzleloaders to effectively and quickly put a buck or doe on the ground. Whether you’re chasing big bucks in Iowa or helping with doe management in Alabama, you want to make sure you’re feeding your gun the best ammunition....

Opening a deer easily and quickly helps you get it cleaned and cooled down. Click the photo to learn more ...

3 Great Ways to Quickly Clean Your Deer This Season

With deer season finally here for everyone in the country — Alabama was one of the last to open, right? I think? — that means there literally are tons of deer meat being cleaned and processed. The gamut of how this gets done spans a wide range. Some guys are DIY specialists who don’t...

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Best Apparel for 2015: Heater Body Suit Rocks in Freezing Temps

Back in November I went deer hunting in Saskatchewan and just before our arrival in Regina, a massive cold front settled into the region and sent temperatures plunging. Like, plunging into the teens and single digits. Wind chills well below zero. Steady wind making things more miserable. I can handle cold temperatures. I don’t...

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3 Ways a Custom Knife is a Great Deer Hunting Tool

If you’re a fan of the Bob Loveless drop hunter knife, you’ll love this hand-crafted version made exclusively for Deer & Deer Hunting by Bark River Knives. This strong, custom knife is a slimmer, more compact version of a modern classic pattern, and has all the features of the vintage Loveless with it’s increased cutting angle...

Be sure to plan ahead so you can have time to hunt and kill big bucks.

Make Plans for Your Rut Hunting Dates Now

Every year in late December I make a little run to the office supply store and pick up at least one, if not two, big desktop calendars for my office. I’ve used these for 25 years, going back to my first job where the sports editor had pretty good long-range planning abilities. Before each...

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Deer Hunter Puts the Slug Hammer on Running Buck

Making a shot on a running deer isn’t something you can practice easily, if at all, and maybe especially in cold weather when you’ve been standing around for a bit and muscles are stiff. Several years ago in Austria at a Kahles Optik and Steyr rifles event we were able to shoot at an...

Grizzly bears are being monitored in Grand Teton National Park as part of a two-year study. (Photo: USGS)

Trouble a’Bruin? Bears Believed to Have Tracked Hunters

A study of the relationship of grizzly bears and hunters already is yielding some interesting results about interaction between the two and how bears may be tracking hunters in the woods in autumn and winter. For many years hunters have said something to the effect of “when a bear hears a gunshot it’s like...