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Hot Gear: Carbon Express X-Force Blade Crossbow

Designed to bring premium performance to entry-level crossbow hunters, the X-Force® Blade™ Crossbow delivers an adaptable fit, repeatable accuracy and 320 feet-per-second in a package that’s 5% lighter than its competition. With high-end features like an extruded aluminum rail, adjustable butt-stock and foregrip, this crossbow combines customizability with enduring performance you can count on, hunt after...

Federal Power-Shok Copper delivers performance at an affordable price.

Hot Gear: Federal Lead Free Power-Shok Ammo

Practical hunters seeking freezer-filling performance at an affordable price trust Federal Power-Shok rifle ammunition. New Power-Shok Copper delivers the same devastating dependability in a non-lead bullet. Shipments of this new product are now being delivered to dealers. The hollow-point copper projectile provides deadly downrange accuracy and creates large wound channels. Its design also ensures...

Coyotes are not evenly distributed throughout their range in the Southeast and seek habitat niches where food sources are abundant Photo by istockphoto

Is Coyote Control the Answer for Better Deer Hunting?

As I discussed in previous Deer & Deer Hunting articles, white-tailed deer populations seem to have peaked throughout much of North America and now are on the decline — in some areas sharply. Obviously, fewer deer means fewer hunting opportunities. By John Ozoga For Deer & Deer Hunting The reasons for this deer population decline...

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6 Tracking Tips to Help You Find More Deer

Much has been written about tracking and blood-trailing white-tailed deer through the years, but a few points are often overlooked. Successful trailing doesn’t require complicated strategies, but it requires that hunters pay close attention to simple details. Incorporate these six rules into your game plan and you’ll drastically improve your trailing success rate. 1. Get...

A well-planned clover plot can yield results for years and give deer, turkeys and other wildlife nutritious forage.

Extend the Life of Your Favorite Clover Food Plot

Most companies will claim a lifespan of three to five years on their perennials. However, if you care for them properly a perennial stand can last for many years. Perennials like red and white clovers, alfalfa, trefoils and chicory provide dependable nutrition and attraction and are especially important for antler growth, fawn rearing and...

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Hot Gear: Best Mosquito Control for Deer Hunting

The latest in Thermacell’s campaign to rid your hunt of mosquitoes and other biting insects is the Scout Camp Lantern. This is yet another outstanding product from Thermacell to receive the full endorsement from the Deer & Deer Hunting crew, and it earns it for two good reasons. First, this lantern pulls double duty...

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Archery Trade Association Issues Position Statement on Airbows

At the request of its members and representatives of state wildlife agencies, the Archery Trade Association Board of Directors has released a position statement concerning airbows. The statement was drafted immediately following the organization’s summer board meeting July 11-12 in Washington, D.C. POSITION STATEMENT ON AIRBOWS July 16, 2016 The ATA was asked by...

Enter to Win a Crossbow – Deer & Deer Hunting Sweepstakes

Now through Sept. 18, 2016, enter DAILY for free for a chance to win a TenPoint Turbo GT with ACUdraw 50 crossbow package ($899 retail value). No purchase necessary. About the Prize: TenPoint Turbo GT with ACUdraw 50 Crossbow This outstanding crossbow from TenPoint is the winner of the 2016 Game & Fish Reader’s Choice...