Change your angles and distances when practicing during the off-season so you'll be ready for almost anything.

How to Make the Best Bow Shot to Kill a Deer

The anatomy of every successful bow shot hinges on many synchronous yet dynamic elements. This lends bowhunting the drama that keeps us coming back, but we also have an ethical obligation to eliminate uncertainty from the equation whenever possible. By Patrick Meitin Many view successful shooting as a purely-physical function of aligning sights to...

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Pursuit Channel Takes Over Top TV Position

GLENWOOD, Ala. — New research reveals that the Pursuit Channel distribution footprint is America’s largest in outdoor-themed television, providing greater numbers of satellite and cable homes than Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network.1 This announcement comes on the heels of Pursuit Channel’s Fios by Verizon and CenturyLink Prism system launches. Of special note:...

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Famous Halloween Snowstorm: Remarkable Consequences for Deer

Not all early winters are disastrous for whitetails, but the 1991 Halloween snowstorm that swept northern Wisconsin set the state for one of those severe winters that produced unpredictable consequences. The storm blanketed the region with nearly 30 inches of snow three weeks before the state’s traditional rifle deer season opened. Another 18 inches...

Bucks learn and adapt, with some of them becoming what hunters believe are reclusive and never showing themselves during the day.

Reclusive Bucks: Whitetails Easily Adapt to Man, Development

The almost full-grown button buck fawn clumsily picked its way through the thick brush directly behind its mom. Sometimes they would get separated, more common now that the fawn was rather independent, but a bleat from the fawn allowed the doe to relocate her offspring and they would continue on their daily journey. Once...

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Six Venison Chili Recipes You Should Try This Season

Mmmm, can you think of many things to eat during hunting season that are better than a steamin’ hot bowl of deer chili? It’s tough to do, I know. As much as we love burgers, roasts, slow-cooked anything and smoked sausages, the greatness of deer chili is hard to argue against. There are so...

Montana trappers believe the future of trapping on public lands is at stake with this ballot measure that would ban public land trapping other than by state wildlife officials.

Montana Trappers Under Attack: Voters Eye Proposed Ban

Montana boasts more than 30 million acres of state and federal lands with a population of just over one million people. Much of those 30 million acres are remote wild lands hidden behind towering mountain peaks or amidst vast stretches of ranch lands. With the exception of a handful of ranchers the only people out...

DDH Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt scored in Nebraska with the Horton crossbow on this great buck.

Team DDH Scores Again in Nebraska

Team DDH strikes again! Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt scored with this cool mule deer Oct. 31 in north-central Nebraska with Scott Fink’s Goose Creek Outfitters. Schmidt was hunting with the Horton Storm RDX crossbow, NAP broadheads and Wildlife Research Center. Conditions were right for a great hunt and this old buck came within range shortly after...