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Alsheimer: Make Scrapes, Branches Year-Round

        What an awesome show with legendary deer hunter and researcher Charlie Alsheimer, who visited with Dan Schmidt and Brad Rucks about mock scrapes and licking branches. Charlie has studied deer for more than three decades and raised them on his farm in New York. Thanks to some great questions from...

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Big Buck Hunters Know When to Shift for Hot Rut Strategies

Becoming more knowledgeable about the various phases of the white-tailed deer rut is one of the most enjoyable and challenging things deer hunters can do. While many hunters believe “the rut” is the exciting chasing and breeding period, the actual rut is a months-long process. Learning more about these fascinating, unique phases and how to...

Be sure to plan ahead so you can have time to hunt and kill big bucks.

Make Plans for Your Rut Hunting Dates Now

Every year in late December I make a little run to the office supply store and pick up at least one, if not two, big desktop calendars for my office. I’ve used these for 25 years, going back to my first job where the sports editor had pretty good long-range planning abilities. Before each...

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Go Find Your Tsunami of Hard-Earned Deer Hunting Happiness!

It’s official! This is it! No more 2014, it’s over Rover, and we are now only hours into a brand new year, 2015! Who needs fireworks? I’m in my treestand! Happy NugeYear! A very serious gungho SpiritWild BloodBrother HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 to all my deeranddeerhunting.com buddies across the globe! Can you all believe...

New Jersey Assembly members are considering a bill that would allow hunters to sell deer meat.

State Mulls Controversial Proposal to Allow Sales of Deer Meat

For decades, states have banned hunters from selling deer meat but now one group of legislators is considering a controversial proposal to overturn that longtime prohibition. That idea has spawned numerous discussions, too, about commercial sale of wildlife and management strategies. According to the New Jersey Herald, a bill in the New Jersey General...

Spook a buck one time, and he will most likely adopt nocturnal behavior for at least a little while.

Dan Schmidt: How Deer React to Human Pressure

Human pressure – be it from hunters, hikers or horse riders – is the No. 1 suppressor of daytime deer activity. Deer & Deer Hunting contributors Charlie Alsheimer and Vermont biologist Wayne Laroche have documented the extent of this suppressor during their ongoing study of how the moon affects deer behavior. Using trail timers...