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If You’re Going to Grunt, Make Sure It Sounds Real

Getting a buck’s attention can be done by rattling antlers together, using a good grunt call and realistic sounds, or bumbling through the woods like a clod and scaring off everything around you. Don’t opt for the last possiblity. Rattling may not work as well in your neck of the woods, depending on the...

Researchers found multiple sightings of the Kashmir musk deer during a 2008-09 search in Afghanistan, the first sighting in 60 years. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Fanged ‘Vampire Deer’ Found in Remote Forest

Ghosts, haints, swamp beasts, hobgoblins and the creepy dismembered ol’ farmer with the rusty pitchfork … they’re all part of deer camp lore. Just like black panthers, which don’t exist either, the good ol’ ghost stories are fun to tell around the fire or lay on the newbie. Send him to the Creature Stand,...

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The Easiest Way to Make Outstanding Deer Jerky

Venison jerky is a fantastic snack when you’re hunting, needing something to gnaw on while watching Madison Bumgarner throw an immortal Game 7 or are sitting there fishing in spring weeplng softy because deer season is still months away. There, there. Your best deer jerky can get you through those rough patches and cold days...

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Hunters Beware: Sitting Still Can Kill You

Quick: Name the most dangerous part of deer hunting. The list of hazards adds up pretty quickly, doesn’t it? Most of you probably will mention things like hunting from tree stands; razor sharp broadheads or, heaven forbid, accidental firearm discharges. By Daniel E. Schmidt All can be deadly, no doubt, but not as deadly...

Barbecue done right! It doesn't hurt to have some great sides, either.  (photo by Dan Schmidt)

How to Make the Best BBQ in a Smoker

I recently had the opportunity to try smoking for the first time — smoking meat for barbecue, of course! Seeing that we blew through all of our prime venison roasts this past winter and spring, I decided to break down and buy a Boston pork butt from the store (yes, I know, “blasphemy!”) for the...

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Grab a Spoon and Your Appetite for This Hearty Venison Stew

A hearty venison stew is one of the best things we can enjoy during autumn and winter, especially one with flavor and enough hearty deer meat to stick to your ribs. This recipe from Fran Tenakee comes from the Alaska Fish & Wildlife News and sounds like a doggone winner. Whether it’s from our...

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Happy October to Backstrap BloodBrothers Everywhere!

Dank, dark, damp, skanky beautiful October glory to ya all my deeranddeerhunting.com friends. Are you ever driven to just lay down in the wet leaves this time of year and kick around doing horizontal jumping jacks on the ground making angels in the delicious fall earth? The aroma and essence of the fall environment...

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Top 5 Deer Hunting DVDs

The Deer & Deer Hunting staffers selected these hunting DVDs as their top picks. The hunting DVDs not only provide footage of entertaining hunts, they teach about the biology behind their quarry. Hunters of all skill levels will find plenty to enjoy in these hunting DVDs. They make great gifts for hunters, too. 1....

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5 Things Every Venison Lover Should Do

If you’re a diehard deer hunter then you probably love to eat venison, too, and likely are handy in the kitchen or manning the grill. If so, you could ramp up your skills with just a few changes. Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt offers five of his best deer tips to give you a...

The Rage X-Treme broadhead again made short work of a whitetail for Dan Schmidt. (photo courtesy of Cory Johnson/Smokey Valley Archery)

Secrets Revealed About Hunting Tough, Invisible Bucks

The hardest buck to hunt is the one you never see. On the season finale of Deer & Deer Hunting TV, learn how to better spot those invisible bucks that elude hunters and increase your chances of success. The Season 10 finale airs Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET, only on NBC Sports. From elusive...