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Hot Gear: Walker’s New Razor Muffs Thinner, Comfortable

Walker’s, the shooting and hunting pioneer and industry leader in hearing protection, introduces the all new Razor series of ear protection. These “Razor” thin muffs were engineered from the ground up with the goal of having the lowest possible profile without compromising the hearing protection and amplification properties of the muff. Delivering an impressive...

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Interest in Archery Continues to Climb at Steady Rate

Archery participation in America climbed about 14 percent from 2012 to 2014, boosting the number of archers to 21.6 million, according to a new scientific study commissioned by the Archery Trade Association. The nationwide survey – conducted in February and March 2015 by the respected research firm Responsive Management of Harrisonburg, Virginia – scientifically...

As many as 25 percent of the deer in the eastern United States are believed to be infected with the parasite that causes malaria. (Photo: Alan Clemons)

BREAKING: Researchers Discover Malaria in Eastern Deer

The parasite that causes malaria has been discovered in white-tailed deer that live in the eastern part of the United States, with estimates of at least 25 percent of the region’s deer being infected. For the last two years, researchers have been studying the parasite and how it lives within the deer. It is the...

2016 DDH Whitetail Wall Calendar

Dan Schmidt’s Pick of the Day: DDH 2016 Wall Calendar

From Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine, the 2016 Whitetails Wall Calendar features the work of deer researchers Wayne Laroche and Charlie Alsheimer, who reveal the 2016 whitetail rut prediction, based on years of lunar cycle research. Utilize this deer moon phase calendar to find out which days the deer will be seeking and chasing...

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Two New Options for Clucks, Yelps and Turkey Talk

Calling turkeys is an integral part of turkey hunting, and is as old as the sport itself. When the first Native Americans started to hunt these birds, they observed favorable responses from well-timed yelps, cutts, clucks and purrs. They used their mouths and “bone flutes” made from turkey wing-bones to finish turkeys in their...

GEB  Buck in food plot

Fencing Options for Better Deer Food Plots

As gamekeepers we constantly preach about the importance of spring and summer nutrition for whitetails. There are huge upsides for your deer herd when they are provided quality high protein groceries during the growing months. Anyone who has tried to grow a small food plot of soybeans, lablab or other highly attractive warm season annual...

Gumbo is fantastic and versatile, too, so if you want to add some deer meat or sausage then it won't hurt a bit! (Photo: MonsoursPhotography.net)

Break Out the Gumbo Pot and Spicy Venison Sausage, Too

After the recent post here about gumbo and such, I started poking around for a few more Cajun recipes that could incorporate deer meat into them for a different flavor. Louisiana folks love their deer hunting and, in my opinion, it’s one of the most underrated states in the Southeast for big bucks. The...

TED in his plaid jacket and whompin stick

I Got Terminal Backstrap Fever and I Like It

Be it known by all deerhunters everywhere that we do indeed have our own deerhunting soundtrack. Sing it like ya mean it; backstrap fever, na na na, backstrap fever a na na na!”  Catchy little ditty ain’t it! Sing it often enough and I can guarantee you that your deerhunting dreams will soar on...

Properly prepared venison jerky will bring smiles to your entire family. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

27 Benefits of Hunting, Eating Wild Venison

Whether you’ve been eating venison and other wild game for years or have just begun, there’s absolutely no doubt whatsoever that it’s a clean, healthy, nutritious lifestyle when you’re enjoying the bounty from a hunting trip. Check out this series of facts about the benefits and be sure to share this with your friends...