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Huge Deer Survived Nasty Fight

  Deer truly are built to survive. Take this 4-1/2-year-old Alabama buck that I shot in 2012 as an example. When the deer appeared in the food plot before me he appeared to be the picture of good health. He was thick, muscled, and strutted like the king of the woods. Little did I know...

TED with Gonzo

Merry Deerhunting Christmas to All!

If what doesn’t kill you truly makes one stronger, and pain is weakness leaving the body, then I truly believe I’m on my way to being SuperMan! There are numerous colloquialisms like those that apply here: Everyone has their cross to bear. Nobody gets out alive! Into every life some rain must fall. Life...

CELEBRITY Dan Schmidt

Dan Schmidt’s Pick of the Day: Smokey’s Pre-Orbital Gland Lure

Research proves that the licking branch is the No. 1 key to success when hunting a mock scrape, one of the best ways to fire up a big buck and get him interested in seeing what buck has invaded his territory. The key to that licking branch is preorbital scent. Bucks secrete this scent as a...

Smokeys Lure video

Does Smokey’s Preorbital Lure Work? You Decide!

If you’ve ever wondered how to make the best mock scrapes even better so curious bucks get fired up about them, then take a look at this cool video. Jeremy James hunts in southeast Pennsylvania and sent this video to our good pal Smokey McNicholas, a professional trapper and veteran deer hunter in West...

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When the Hunters Become the Hunted

Iola, Wis. — With winter looming, North America’s alpha predators roam the fields and forests looking for their next meal. Their fur is prime and their appetites are large. After an autumn of calling in geese and grunting in bucks, hunters turn to the ultimate challenge: to call in a predator capable of eating you—or...

Stacy Harris prepares venison throughout the year for her family and knows great ways to make the preparation and cooking easier.

Stacy Harris’ Pick of the Day is Wild Game: Food for Your Family

Wild Game: Food For Your Family has recipes that use nutritious wild game, fish, and vegetables that are exceptionally delicious and surprisingly easy to prepare. This is a refreshing cookbook filled with heartwarming photographs of her beautiful family catching the fish and gathering the vegetables to prepare their healthy meals, such as the Crispy...

Celestron FireCel

DDH Hot Pick: the Celestron FireCel

Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt has seen a lot of hunting items over the years — and by a lot we mean thousands, just roughly estimating — but one palm-sized piece of hunting gear caught his eye like no other. The Celestron FireCel is a really cool combination of an adjustable light...

2016 Whitetails Daily Desktop Calendar

Dan Schmidt’s Pick of the Day: Whitetails 2016 Desktop Calendar

Discover intriguing facts about and enjoy high-quality photos of white-tailed deer with the Whitetails 2016 Daily Calendar from Deer & Deer Hunting and available now in shopdeerhunting.com. “These desktop calendars are pretty cool because you can learn something new each day about deer traits, behavior and even new whitetail trivia,” said Dan Schmidt, content director and editor-in-chief...

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Dawn of American Deer Hunting: A Photographic Odyssey

Modern deer hunters can travel back in time to discover their roots in Dawn of American Deer Hunting – A Photographic Odyssey of Whitetail Hunting History. This new book from Krause Publications, publisher of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine, tells of white-tailed deer hunting’s incredibly rich heritage in America, and how it has played...