Mossberg Kryptek

2016 SHOT Show: Best New Gear from Mossberg

Mossberg is pleased to announce the addition of five new Patriot bolt‐action rifles that feature Kryptek Highlander camo stocks with matte blue metal finishes in 243 Win, 308 Win, 270 Win, 30‐06 Sprg and 300 Win Mag. The Patriot series is based on Mossberg’s proven twin‐lug, push‐feed machined‐steel action which is fed from a...

GEAR  Ameristep Ground Blind

2016 SHOT Show: Best New Gear from Ameristep

It’s often stated that great products sell themselves. This may be true, but regardless of how good something is there’s always room for further improvement and innovation. That’s precisely the idea behind Ameristep’s feature-packed and popularly-priced Crush Silencer Blind – a new-for-2016 offering from the ground-blind-gurus. Ameristep pros Lee and Tiffany Lakosky get in...

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2016 SHOT Show: 15 Years has Quickly Passed for Hunter Safety System

Hunter Safety System has reached a milestone this year, celebrating 15 years in business. The company continues to remain true to the original dream of its founders John Wydner, Jerry Wydner and Jim Barta of making every treestand hunting experience as safe as possible. Since 2001, the company has grown from the three owners...

GEAR  HALO 1000 yard rangefinder

2016 SHOT Show: Range to 1,000 Yards, But You Get Much More

Hunters and shooters must know the distance to their targets in order to accurately place a bullet, arrow or bolt. A keen understanding of ballistics is useless without this critical piece of information, which can be reliably provided by a laser range finding device. Of course, long-distance hunters and precision shooters have this same...

Cash Koch, 7, had an unusual but memorable hunt when he killed two deer with one shot.

Young Hunter Surprised, Happy After 2 Deer, 1 Shot

Whether you’ve hunted deer for decades or this is your first season, the first one you put on the ground and then proudly help haul home for dinner is unforgettable. Seven-year-old Cash Koch never will forget his first deer. Or, his first two deer. The Missouri youngster was hunting with his father, Eryc, when he...

Wild venison is the missing link for many of today's locavores. There's nothing more satisfying than preparing a dinner that you completely grew and/or harvested yourself. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

3 Ways Shot Placement Affects Venison Quality

The quality of your venison is a direct result of the care you take (or don’t) after the animal is down and while you are processing the animal at home. However, did you know that the it’s equally important to take care before the shot and during the trailing process? Here are a few...

DDH Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt with his free range 11-point Florida buck that scored 137 1/8.

Deer Drops Dead From a Shot Where?

If you bowhunt long enough, you’re bound to experience some really interesting reactions by deer. Such was the case with this Florida buck I shot last month. After watching this buck’s reaction, one would think it was hit in the spine or, better yet, the brachial plexus (high shoulder). As you can see from...

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Ethics and Long-Range Shooting: When is a Shot too Far?

This article is an excerpt from… Gun Digest Book of Long-Range Shooting, 2nd Edition Get the most recent advances in guns and gear to extend your range for hunting, informal target shooting, and formal competition. Discover new tools for long-range shooters both in the field and on the firing range, with coverage of new...

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...