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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...

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Revealed: The Best Times for the Rut This Deer Season

Interested in finding out the best times for the peak rut this season and when to be in the stand for a shot at a big buck? Hunt the prime white-tailed deer rut days this fall using the 2014 Deer & Deer Hunting Northern Rut Forecast. It’s the perfect resource to ensure you’ll be...

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Bushcraft 101: Tips and Tricks for Your Packs

There are many different packing configurations and brands on the market today, and the choices in colors and style are almost endless. I have never been a fan of packs with lots of pockets and compartments; whenever you look for a certain item, finding it becomes an ordeal. Keep things simple; our mentors of...

Big Buck Tactics

Tag the Buck of a Lifetime with Big Buck Tactics

Discover the secret to tagging huge whitetail bucks this season by picking up a copy of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine’s special issue of Big Buck Tactics, available on newsstands now. The experts share with readers how the professionals get it done in this new special issue from Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine. This...

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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...

DDH Editor-in-Chief in Oregon

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...