Dan Schmidt  Buck with crawly mags

Why Deer Hunting is Good for the Environment

Warning! This video is not for the squeamish. It’s not for those who believe in a Bambi-like natural world, either. I’m posting it to show yet another example of how and why deer hunting — and hunting in general — is good for the environment. How is hunting good for the environment? Well, you...

DESTINATION Britney Leigh Glaze

Destination Whitetail: Lost or Found, Up or Down?

This week on Destination Whitetail, host Brittney Leigh Glaze returns to Illinois with a muzzleloader but has lost her tag. It’s not a big problem, right? That’s what she thinks, until she finds out getting a replacement is not possible. Get hooked on Destination Whitetail with host Brittney Leigh Glaze and watch some of...

Treestand Safety hunter hanging from tree

Don’t Ignore These 6 Simple Tips for Treestand Safety

Each year throughout the country hunters are seriously injured as a result of falls from tree stands. These accidents can be prevented through the proper use of a tree stand safety harness. Twenty-five hunting accidents were reported in 2013 in South Carolina. Ten of these were tree stand accidents and three were fatal. Each time...

Bucks can damage their antlers that are in velvet if they fight or knock them against trees, fences or other hard objects.

Fight! Fight! Big Velvet Bucks Get Busy Slamming Antlers

It’s always fun to see big bucks fighting and getting after it, but when it happens in summer while their antlers are still in velvet it can be a bit confusing. This buck fight captured by Whitetail Properties shows how bucks spar in summer while still in velvet. This seems a bit more than...

Steve Bartylla's Big Buck Secrets provides years of knowledge, experience and great insights about scouting, hunting and killing big bucks.

Steve Bartylla’s Pick of the Day: Big Buck Secrets

While there is a wealth of available knowledge on hunting trophy bucks, very little of this information actually comes from someone who hunts in the same places, or even the same conditions, as their audience. Because of this disparity, it often becomes unrealistic to follow this type of how-to information, as little of it...

DEER  doe with fawns via Minnesota DNR

More Deer Sighted After Mild Winter

Reports of good white-tailed fawn numbers are coming in as a milder winter and a conservative approach to the 2014 hunting season are already starting to show results. Mid-summer reports from Minnesota wildlife managers around the state place the overall deer population recovery on solid footing. However, during the 2015 season, conservative population management...