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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, 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 new transparent,...

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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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...

Michael Cassidy

Veteran Industry Executive Joins F+W Outdoors Team

Michael Cassidy has joined F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company, as vice-president of national sales and business development for its Outdoors television, video, digital and print properties including Deer & Deer Hunting and Gun Digest magazines; Deer & Deer Hunting, Destination Whitetail and Modern Shooter television shows on Sportsman Channel, and  Land of Whitetail on Pursuit Channel. Cassidy has served in the outdoor television and...

GEAR  Molasses Block

Hot Gear: Tasty Molasses Brick Can Be Habit-Forming

Cattle farmers and ranchers were among the first to use molasses as an additive in mineral supplements. When it comes to coaxing hoofed ungulates into taking their medicine, it seems nothing beats the nearly universal appeal of molasses’ sticky, sweet goodness. Evolved Habitats, the undisputed gurus-of-the-good-stuff for whitetail deer and other game species works...