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Friends, Family and Public Land Comprise Majority of Access

Whether public or private, the amount of land available to hunters is limited and in many areas, shrinking. As a result, the cost to go hunting is expected to rise as sportsmen are obligated to compete for limited access. For hunters unable to pay for greater hunting access, this is a critical issue, especially...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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;...

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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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...

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...

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...