Northeast

Articles about whitetail deer hunting for hunters in states including Maine, New York and other New England states.

Shemane Nugent with a great buck, because Ted's not the only hot shot in the family!

Nature Stimuli as Bait

I hunted hard for a soulmate, a wife, my very own Queen of the Forest, and when I finally tracked her down (I won’t dare say I “bagged” her!) there was no way I was going to lose her. My amazing wife of 26 razzle dazzle, heart throttling years and best hunting buddy Shemane...

Barnett Raptor Reverse crossbow is unique, cool and darned lethal on deer.

What’s Coming Next with the Best Deer Gear for Hunters

Some of the deer hunting (and fishing) gear I find stored away in my garage makes me shake my head at the advancements we’ve seen in the outdoors industry. I’m sure my pals who hike and camp regularly think the same. I ran across an issue of Backpacker magazine from 2002 recently and laughed...

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Kill More Deer to Reduce Chances of Horrible Disease

OK, it doesn’t seem to take a rocket scientist to figure out that 1 + 2 = 3. Right? So why would it be so difficult to put together a correlation between an overpopulation of deer and ticks that transmit Lyme disease? Right? Sure. Remember that 1 + 2 = 3 deal? Substitute too...

Once you put your venison on the grill or smoker, don't overcook it!

Grilling Deer? Once You Burn, There’s No Return!

Many years ago during a cookout with family members, I pretty much stood over the grill to make sure my steak didn’t end up looking like the sole of a worn-out hunting boot. Fortunately, the host shared my desire for a marbled ribeye the way they’re supposed to be prepared: seared on the outside...

Shooting skills and safety are part of smart education for young shooters.

The Spirit of the Wild Saves Lives

The Great Outdoor lifestyle will not only cleanse the soul, it will save your life. Just ask my favorite guitar player (yes, that’s me) and I assure you that the jury is not still out. Growing up on the not so mean streets of Detroit back in the roaring ‘50s and 60’s, then on...

Dan Schmidt aiming at an extreme quartering-to target as part of the Deer Talk Now illustration.

Deer Talk Now: Bowhunting Shot Placement is a Game of Angles

When you’re deer hunting and have a big buck or doe within range, your best shot placement on the deer depends on the angle that deer is standing when you release the arrow. Makes sense, right? A broadside or slightly quartering-away shot is what most bowhunters look for. A severe quartering-to or quartering-away is...

Deer Buck Growl Vocalization

WATCH: Deer Ducking an Arrow

Can a deer duck, dodge or otherwise avoid being hit by an arrow? This is a common topic among bowhunters, especially when bowhunting season starts. Here’s a little insight from a trail camera sequence capture by our editor-in-chief. By Daniel E. Schmidt Seasoned bowhunters often use the “deer ducked my arrow” excuse as a...

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Wildlife Agency Bans Latest Technology for Hunting

What are your ethics when it comes to technology and using lures or scents, such as deer urine, while you’re deer hunting? Ethics span the gamut. Some folks are in the “doesn’t matter, just use them and adapt” camp and others are in the “use a stickbow, spot ‘n stalk, and get close” camp....

Ted Nugent deer

Save a Deer, Eat a Deer; Save a Rhino, Eat a Rhino

Political correctness is not only a license to lie, it is also the cacophonic wailing of mindless excuses to live the lie. And it is a very dangerous lie for both man and beast. By Ted Nugent  Only a short 30 some years ago the magnificent African White Rhino was on the verge of...

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The Whitetail’s Secret Weapon: Birth Timing

The whitetails’ reproductive cycle is geared to giving birth when conditions are best for newborn fawn survival. As you progress northward in the whitetail’s geographic range, a greater percentage of the fawns will be born during a relatively brief period in late May and early June. This is when new, lush vegetation provides excellent...