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Ruger Gunsite Scout Composite Rifle

VIDEO: Ruger Gunsite Composite Scout Rifle for Deer Hunting

Ruger’s Gunsite Scout Rifle was designed to be an all-around gun that anyone could use for self-defense, hunting or target shooting, and chambered in .308 it’s more than enough to take down deer and big game. This year Ruger is offering the lightweight composite version, which shaves weight while retaining the durability and accuracy...

Hornady Whitetail American Slug

SHOT Show 2015: Deer Hunting Ammo for Top Performance

Deer hunters are constantly wanting outstanding terminal performance from their rifles, slug guns, handguns and muzzleloaders to effectively and quickly put a buck or doe on the ground. Whether you’re chasing big bucks in Iowa or helping with doe management in Alabama, you want to make sure you’re feeding your gun the best ammunition....

D&DH Managing Editor Alan Clemons with his 143-inch Saskatchewan buck, killed with the Mossberg Patriot chambered in .308. The buck was the first deer killed in North America with the Patriot, which is new for 2015.

SHOT Show 2015: Hot New Rifles, Handguns Land With a Bang

The introduction of new rifles, handguns and muzzleloaders each year is like a second Christmas morning for deer hunters as the wraps come off the top-secret details companies hold close for months or even years. There’s a nice selection of firearms this year for deer hunters to choose from and, word is, more are...

Whitetail Buck Deer (Photo by NPS)

Deer Talk Now: Proven Tips for Deer Hunting

With deer season still underway in some states, learn some of the best hunting tips to make your season more successful. Our loyal readers send in some of the best questions about game cameras, hunting high pressured areas, how to sight in scopes for bows or guns, scent control, treestand safety and others. They’re...

Crossbows for deer hunting

For Big Buck Success Always Track the Wind

  Properly adjusting your strategy for wind direction is crucial when hunting mature bucks. We know this, but sometimes, it’s easier said than done. Advancements in hunting technology have made that easier than ever. By Mark Kenyon Smartphone applications such as the Weather.com and AccuWeather apps provide hourly wind direction forecasts and indicate wind...

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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...

Adam Hupf of Beaver Dam, Wis., with his state-record whitetail.

Rut Secrets Revealed in Info-Packed, Must-Have Guide

Because normally secretive and wary bucks have the tendency to become careless and more visible during the rut, this time can be one of the most exciting of the hunting season to kill a trophy whitetail. This peak period can be a chaotic and unpredictable time in the field with hunting pressure, weather conditions,...

Bushnell optics

Deer Talk Now: See More Deer, More Often

John Vaca of Bushnell Optics sits down with Deer Talk Now host Dan Schmidt for a one-on-one interview about some of the highest-tech improvements to hit optics in decades. Vaca explains how deer hunters can better use their optics to glass animals at long distances. He also explains how to use range-finding technology along with...