Deer Early season archery

5 Reasons You Stink in the Woods While Deer Hunting

If you’ve ever seen Top Gun, you may recall the scene when Maverick and Slider are in the meeting with Charlie, played by Kelly McGillis, who appears to turn down Maverick’s request for a date. Slider, the smarmy wingman for Iceman, chuckles and says, “Crashed and burned, huh, Mav?” Maverick, the flyboy cowboy lead...

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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...

Steve VanDeKeere loves hunting and good venison on the table.

Fantastic Deer Jerky Has a Peppery-Garlic Kick

Steve VanDeKeere of Indiana is a diehard hunter and outdoorsman, and like many of us he loves to put venison on the table. I asked him recently if he had a good deer jerky recipe and VanDeKeere didn’t disappoint. “My deer jerky recipe has a semi-peppery/garlic taste,” he said. “This recipe yields 2-2.5 pounds...

A smooth-shooting rifle and good bullets are obviously crucial to success, but they're only as good as the optics that help you line up the deer in your sights.

Can You Save Money and Sight in Your Rifle This Quickly?

If you’re still gearing up for the gun season in your deer hunting zone or state, there’s enough time to get to the range and get your scope zeroed in perfectly for the best accuracy. It’s fun to go shoot at the range. I’ve never heard anyone say they hated it, even the guys...

Ted Nugent's celebrating hunting season the best way he knows how, by going hunting a lot and enjoying wild game meals every night with his family and friends!

Fat, Happy and Sassy With Deer Season Going Fullbore!

NUGEBLOG#60, October 23, 2014?!? Really? #60! Are you kidding me? I’ve written 60 of these little ditties! Seriously? Oh the humanity of it all! So what we have here is the old addicted backstrapper that hunts every day all season long actually has time to write a deeranddeerhunting.com NUGEBLOG every week? Wow, that’s truly...

Gavin Dingman of Michigan with his albino buck.

A White Deer, Young Hunter and Mixed Emotions

Albino and piebald deer bring out a wide range of emotions and responses in hunters and non-hunters, so much so that giving one side or the other dibs as Feedback Champion would be tough to do. I’ve seen hunters who flat-out go to the mattresses that an albino deer should be protected and not...

Public Land Bowhunter

Bowhunting Tip: Create a Shot Sequence Mantra

The key to an accurate shot on a deer with bow or gun is repeating a set process of steps in the exact same manner each time you shoot. By Mark Kenyon Take a deep breath, draw the bow, settle into your anchor point just behind the cheek bone and relax your grip on...