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INNOVATION  Breakthrough Clean

D+DH Innovation Zone: Breakthrough Clean Technologies

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Daniel Schmidt and the D&DH team visit with Erick Navarro of Breakthrough Clean to learn about a whole new line of gun-cleaning products that military-grade and completely user-safe. Best of all, they are completely odorless, making them a good choice for gun-deer hunters. +++++ Maximize...

Pancakes by Dancakes

WATCH: The Coolest Father’s Day Breakfast Ever!

Well, this is just too darn cool to even try to describe, isn’t it? Right? Amirite? Mother’s Day finds kiddos and daddyos bringing breakfast in bed with flowers and cards. Do dads get breakfast in bed? Usually not! What’s the deal, y’all? C’mon! Dads need breakfast in bed, too, and pancakes with bacon is...

Ron, John Sr. and John Jr. have worked together for more than four decades.

Profile: After Starting Over, Viking Solutions is a Success

DECATUR, Ala. — The building is nondescript, with a lone oak struggling against the asphalt of the parking lot. The area is nondescript. Similar buildings exist nearby. They would be called wallflowers at the sock hop, or homely. Nothing fancy or spectacular. Less than 10 blocks away is the original part of this town,...

Sportsmans Alliance

Vortex, Sportsman’s Alliance Form Strong Partnership

Vortex Optics, an American-, veteran- and family-owned business based in south-central Wisconsin, recently joined the Sportsmen’s Alliance as a business partner at the $5,000 Chairman’s Club level. “Supporting the Sportsmen’s Alliance isn’t about marketing or promotion,” said Mark Boardman, Vortex Optics marketing manager. “It’s about supporting a likeminded organization that fights hard to protect...

A close-up at the whitetail's molting process. This doe is losing her winter coat - fast. She will soon don the clay-red hairs of summer. Stealth Cam photo by Daniel Schmidt)

Molting: When and Why Deer Lose Their Hair

If you have trail cameras out, you’ve probably noticed some really ratty-looking deer out there. I’ve received many inquiries here at D&DH, and the common question is: What’s wrong with the deer? There’s nothing wrong with them, actually. The annual molting process — the few weeks in spring when deer lose their thick fall...

The Horton Storm RDX is a reverse draw bow with a trim profile and lethal power. Reducing vibration is key to diminishing sound. As such, don't forget to add noise dampeners to a wide variety of the crossbow's components, such as the foot stirrup and bolt-retention spring.

Which is Best for You: A Conventional or Reverse Draw Crossbow?

Conventional- and reverse-draw crossbows differ in more than just appearance. Here’s what you need to know to become an informed crossbow consumer. Among the first considerations made when selecting a crossbow involves its draw design. That is, whether to choose one with a conventional or reverse draw. Both types of crossbow have design-specific advantages;...

GEAR  Barnett Ghost 415 Revenant

Ghost 415 Revenant Packed with Awesome Features

Barnett has several new crossbows hitting store shelves this year but the Ghost 415 Revenant leads the pack. Its Carbonlite stock has a pass-through fore grip, finger reminders for safety, and Barnett’s patented carbon riser technology. It is available in black and Mossy Oak Treestand camo. Arrows ride on a CNC aluminum flight track...

What Makes Odd Buck Antlers?

Jeff Evans and his trophy 9-pointer. Photo by Dan Schmidt

Whitetail antlers come in all shapes and sizes, and the reasons why some bucks grow abnormal antlers is highly speculative — even among white-tailed deer researchers.

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TENPOINT  hunter

Hot Gear: Find Your Deer with Updated Omni-Brite Lighted Nocks

Two years after introducing its revolutionary Omni-Brite lighted nock system for crossbow arrows, industry leader, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies, has introduced a substantially improved version called the Omni-Brite 2.0. The new three-piece Omni-Brite 2.0 Lighted Nock System consists of a redesigned Nock Receiver with built-in locking clips, an impact activated LED lite stick, and a...

Spending time outdoors and at the range with family is important!

Happy 145th Anniversary National Rifle Association!

Ah yes! Celebrate with me won’t you the glowing perfection of this phenomenal one of a kind, unprecedented, uniquely American we the people experiment in self-government in the good old US of A! Say it loud and proud; “Glory Glory Hallelujah and God bless America and the mighty National Rifle Association!” By Ted Nugent...