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Steve Bartylla is uber-careful about his scent-control efforts and believes it pays off.

Kill Bigger Deer By Fooling Their Sense of Smell

It was one of the most thrilling hunts I’ve ever experienced. on the way in, I’d laid down a scent trail of Special Golden Estrus. Now, less than an hour later, I could hear the deep grunts of a low 160s Missouri monster following the drag. Spotting him, I was thrilled with what I saw....

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10 Great Tips for Decoying Big Bucks

During the pre-rut and rut I love deploying a decoy in my setup and getting aggressive. This seems to be the best time as bucks are on the move, and if they are not with a doe they are usually on edge and ready for a fight at anytime! The buck decoy I use...

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Curious Deer Can’t Resist This Powerful Scent

A month ago in the heat of summer, DDH Editor in Chief Dan Schmidt captured this video on his Wildgame Innovations game camera of a buck checking scent on a sapling. It wasn’t just any scent, though. Schmidt had doctored the sapling with Smokey’s preorbital gland lure, one of the hottest and most effective...

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Hot Gear: Scented Candles Upgraded for More Attraction

Hot Trails Scented Hunting Candles and Mini Lantern are small, lightweight, convenient, and simple to use. Just light it, and let the candle and wind do the rest, pushing the scent into the wind and to the game. Celebrating our 25th year in business, Hot Trails is still a well-guarded secret among successful hunters....

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D+DH Innovation Zone: Lethal Products Dirt Cover Scent

Whether you’re looking for a doe in the early season or a big buck during the peak of the rut, scent control always is a concern for deer hunters. It’s something we think about almost year-round, even when putting out game cameras for surveys or hanging stands and late summer work. Lethal Products has...

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D+DH Innovation Zone: Wildlife Research Center

The Deer & Deer Hunting team always seeks the best deer hunting gear and with the D+DH Innovation Zone you’ll find exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Paul Marion of Wildlife Research Center talks about the great Special Golden Estrous and how it helps hunters. After a quarter century of...

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Speed Talk! Twenty Deer Hunting Questions Answered!

Deer Talk Now wanted your questions about deer and deer hunting, and the response was overwhelming with great ideas! In this latest episode of Deer Talk Now, the web’s only show dedicated to deer and deer hunting, you’ll hear hosts Dan Schmidt and Brad Rucks discuss fawn percentages and antler growth, the best way...

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Yes, More Cool Deer Hunting Stuff From Tink’s

Tink’s has several new products for 2014 including a few new Hot Shot Mists and the #69 No-Freeze Doe-In-Rut Buck Lure for use in colder climates. The Hot Shot attractants come in a specially designed spray container with an internal bag separating the attractant from the pressurizing agent. You get 100 percent, uncontaminated product...