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TED  Byrdland

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Good grief, my guitar is LOUD! The whole band is really LOUD! Every wonderful song we krank out like animals is wildly intense and very LOUD! Over in England they call me Loudman! Isn’t that precious. You might not agree that my 60 year nonstop blitzing repertoire of lovesongs qualifies as precious, but I...

Ron, John Sr. and John Jr. have worked together for more than four decades.

Profile: After Starting Over, Viking Solutions is a Success

DECATUR, Ala. — The building is nondescript, with a lone oak struggling against the asphalt of the parking lot. The area is nondescript. Similar buildings exist nearby. They would be called wallflowers at the sock hop, or homely. Nothing fancy or spectacular. Less than 10 blocks away is the original part of this town,...

Hooyman saw trimming limbs

Hot Gear: Make Trimming Work Easier Before Deer Season

The new MegaBite Handsaws from Hooyman, designed to be compact and extremely durable, are available in two models: MegaBite and MegaBite Compact. The saw blades are made of premium high carbon SK5 steel and feature a tapered blade design. The impulse-hardened, 4-edge, tooth design is made to last and provides unmatched cutting performance. MegaBite Compact has...

INNOVATION   Scott Archery

D+DH Innovation Zone: Scott Archery Freedom XT Release

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. A good bowhunting release is critical to not only result in accurate shots but to also instill confidence in the shooter. You don’t want any doubts at the moment of truth. Daniel Schmidt from Deer & Deer Hunting‘s exclusive Innovation Zone checks out the...

Sportsmans Alliance

Vortex, Sportsman’s Alliance Form Strong Partnership

Vortex Optics, an American-, veteran- and family-owned business based in south-central Wisconsin, recently joined the Sportsmen’s Alliance as a business partner at the $5,000 Chairman’s Club level. “Supporting the Sportsmen’s Alliance isn’t about marketing or promotion,” said Mark Boardman, Vortex Optics marketing manager. “It’s about supporting a likeminded organization that fights hard to protect...

HHS Crossbow Harnss

Hot Gear: Safety Harness Specifically Designed for Crossbow Hunters

As crossbow hunting continues to gain popularity across the country, today Hunter Safety System announced the introduction of a new harness specifically designed to address the unique set of challenges that are associated with safely hunting with a crossbow from a treestand. The new HSS Crossbow Harness answers all those challenges in a stylish,...

A close-up at the whitetail's molting process. This doe is losing her winter coat - fast. She will soon don the clay-red hairs of summer. Stealth Cam photo by Daniel Schmidt)

Molting: When and Why Deer Lose Their Hair

If you have trail cameras out, you’ve probably noticed some really ratty-looking deer out there. I’ve received many inquiries here at D&DH, and the common question is: What’s wrong with the deer? There’s nothing wrong with them, actually. The annual molting process — the few weeks in spring when deer lose their thick fall...

The Horton Storm RDX is a reverse draw bow with a trim profile and lethal power. Reducing vibration is key to diminishing sound. As such, don't forget to add noise dampeners to a wide variety of the crossbow's components, such as the foot stirrup and bolt-retention spring.

Which is Best for You: A Conventional or Reverse Draw Crossbow?

Conventional- and reverse-draw crossbows differ in more than just appearance. Here’s what you need to know to become an informed crossbow consumer. Among the first considerations made when selecting a crossbow involves its draw design. That is, whether to choose one with a conventional or reverse draw. Both types of crossbow have design-specific advantages;...