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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

Ground blinds can be something you build from natural vegetation or one more obvious like this Redneck Blinds Haybale.

Six Ways to Improve Your Ground Blind Hunting Experience

Ground blind hunting is one of the coolest things to do for a couple of reasons, one of them being that you’re pretty much on eye level with the deer and other wildlife. Hunting in treestands is common in much of the Southeast and Midwest, of course. Nothing wrong with that at all. Getting...

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Deer Talk Now: Become A Long-Range Deer Hunter

Double your effective range this gun-hunting season with these simple-to-learn shooting techniques. They will improve your shooting skills whether you hunt with a slug gun, rifle or muzzleloader. Also learn about a new bullet design that will drop deer with bone-crushing penetration. Brian Delcollo is a a professional guide and expert rifleman from Oregon...