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Hunt Hard, Hunt Smart, Hunt Fun and Share Your Stories!

By the time you read this, I will have invested seventeen attempts at ambushing the mighty whitetail deer on my sacred hunting grounds in my birthstate of Michigan, representing approximately 55 hours of treestand time. By Ted Nugent Not to mention the 6 setups and many hours prior in the magnificent Upper Peninsula after...

D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt in a Heater Body Suit.

Deer Talk Now: The Best Broadheads for Short Bloodtrails

Fixed or expandable broadhead? Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt answers this age-old bowhunting question that rages on and will continue to be debated. Fixed heads are simple, don’t have moving parts and have been time-tested. But expandables are lightweight, have slender profiles and fly like field points, and offer devastating wounds. Which...

Deer & Deer Hunting Editor in Chief Dan Schmidt poses with the first whitetail he has taken while hunting with a crossbow. For a wide selection of crossbow hunting products, visit our online store.

Crossbow Hunting for Deer is a Success

The word might be overused, but “epic” would definitely described my day yesterday; at least when it comes to the best deer hunts I’ve ever experienced. You see, Wisconsin legalized crossbows for all deer hunters this years, and I couldn’t help but wait in line a few weeks ago to buy the add-on license...

Photo of Dan Schmidt's big Texas buck

5 Things Every Venison Lover Should Do

If you’re a diehard deer hunter then you probably love to eat venison, too, and likely are handy in the kitchen or manning the grill. If so, you could ramp up your skills with just a few changes. Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt offers five of his best deer tips to give you a...

CWD has been found in more than two dozen states and Canadian provinces. (Photo: Wisconsin DNR)

Hundreds of Infected Deer Killed on Game Farm After CWD Discovered

At least 287 of more than 350 deer tested on an Iowa game farm were found to be infected with chronic wasting disease and euthanized by wildlife officials and the farm owner paid $917,100 for the animals, according to a story highlighting the contentious issue of game farms, wildlife and disease. The Indianapolis Star leads its shocking...

Tacos Carnitas can be made with shredded beef, like these, or venison if you have some deer meat in the freezer. They're great! (Photo: Jess Lander/Wikipedia)

4 Great Slow-Cooked Venison Tacos You Must Try

When we found out that Oct. 4 is National Taco Day, well, it just was a perfect time to revisit some of our favorite dishes for slow-cooked venison! Tacos and burritos are fantastic ways to enjoy your venison. Whether you use ground venison with special herbs and spices or slow-cooked shoulders, necks and rump...

Alabama Tagged Deer

Would You Shoot This Deer the State Says is Special?

Hunters usually avoid shooting deer that have tags in an ear or collars around their necks for several reasons, some being that they’re unsure if the deer is protected, a pet, an escapee from a fenced property or perhaps some kind of science project. The deer really are hanging around biker bars and tattoo parlors...

Why do they only show up at night?

Revealed: The Truth About Spotlight Deer Surveys

Hunters expect wildlife managers to determine how many deer there are in an area, and biologists strive to do so. Common approaches to examine deer population size and trends include harvest data reconstruction, pellet and track counts, and browse, camera, aerial, infrared and thermal-imaging surveys. By John J. Ozoga, Deer & Deer Hunting Contributor...