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

Mentored hunting programs have helped thousands of youngsters across the country get into hunting and the outdoors.

State Game Commission Revises Mentored Hunting Program

After weeks of controversy about possibly dropping its mentored hunting program, which rankled many veteran hunters and organizations interested in helping get more youth involved in the outdoors, one state wildlife agency reached a compromise of sorts. A decision given preliminary approval Jan. 27 by the Pennsylvania Game Commission will alllow children under age 7 to...

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Score With the Best Venison Burgers, Chili on Super Bowl Weekend

Whether you’re a diehard face-painting fan ready for the big Super Bowl clash or a casual fan who likes a little football and good food, this weekend is one of the best. The ramp-up to the National Football League’s annual championship game is monumental. Tons of print and online stories, of course, and folks wanting to...

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Bushcraft 101: Sharpen Knives Once, Then Hone Forever

You must regularly sharpen your knife to re-establish a worn edge. A dull knife is worse than useless; it’s dangerous, since it’s harder to control. The sharpness of your knife is a key indicator of your skill level as a bushman. By Dave Canterbury A whetstone is a sharpening stone, a tool used to remove metal...

Tammy McKnight dropped this Indiana buck with her muzzleloader. Congrats!

More Women Owning Guns for Hunting, Target Shooting

Encouraging news is emerging about the increase in women who are purchasing and using firearms for self-defense, recreational, sporting and hunting uses. A report by the National Shooting Sports Foundation was released Wednesday at the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas indicates that women are the fastest-growing segment in the shooting sports industry. The...

Ernie French with Thompson  Center shows how the rifle's action works. (DDH Photo: Darren Warner)

SHOT Show 2015 Muzzleloaders: The Best Bang for Your Buck

There’s a stiff breeze in my face, and the flighty 8-pointer is standing broadside 125 yards away. Did I select the right charge combination to get the job done? If you’re like me, you’ve ruminated over muzzleloader charges, tinkering time and time again to come up with the right configuration There’s no better place...

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2015 Best New Game Cameras: Faster Triggers, Video

Live from the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the Deer & Deer Hunting team is scouring the floors of the massive Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors Trade event where some of the best deer hunting gear for 2015 is making its debut this week. When it comes to game cameras, deer hunters and land...

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Rubs: The Whitetail’s Communication Hub

Humans learn by seeing. Deer do, too. When a hunter comes upon a big rub, his heart skips a beat. When a whitetail buck encounters a rub of any size, it has different thoughts. Our excitement has to do with hunting possibilities. A buck’s has to do with identifying who made the rub, because...