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Signpost Secrets: Probing the Mysteries of Whitetail Rubs

  Cervids (members of the deer family) living in open country, such as elk and mule deer, rely heavily upon visual displays and vocalizations when communicating information of social significance. In contrast, forest-dwelling white-tailed deer more commonly use glandular secretions and scent-marking, especially in conjunction with antler rubs and ground scrapes, commonly referred to...

The combination of bow, arrow, broadhead, nock, sight and practice help put this fat doe on the ground to get the season started right! (Photo: Dan Schmidt/DDH)

New Rage Broadhead, Nock Live Up to Their Billing

Opening weekend of archery season is in the books here in Wisconsin, and let me be the first to report it was another stellar kickoff for bowhunters here in the central part of the state. I punched my first doe tag last night on a plump nanny that ventured within 25 yards of my...

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Deer, Wildlife Observation Reporting Goes High Tech

Reporting your deer and wildlife observations for state game managers to help with data collection is getting easier in some states, thanks to all the electronic gizmos we have available today. If you’re required to provide harvest data or are asked to volunteer observation data and enjoy doing so, smart phone apps and check-in...

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What’s Inside the Mind of a Gun Deer Hunter?

Two weeks ago, Deer & Deer Hunting TV examined what compels bow hunters to hit the field. This week, it’s the gun hunters’ turn as the experts at Deer & Deer Hunting TV use the all-new episode to discuss those sportsmen and women who opt to hunt with firearms. Check out all the action this week, only on...

Drew Musso of Alabama with his South Dakota buck

Surprise Buck Turns Out to be Young Hunter’s Big One

I first met Drew Musso a few years ago here in Alabama on a dove hunt, and he recently emailed with a tale about his big deer hunting trip last season. Drew was a crack shot in the dove field and a fine young man, and there’s no doubt his shooting skills haven’t diminished...

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Find Out When You Should Be Chasing the Biggest Bucks

With the rut fast approaching for much of the country, Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine is the source for all the information hunters need to take full advantage of the season. In this month’s issue, Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine calls on expert hunting writer and photographer Charles Alsheimer to share his annual predictions on what the season...

Bucks use licking branches as signposts with their scrapes, and preorbital gland scent is a big part of it.

Advanced Licking Branch Secrets for Big Bucks

We love hearing good deer hunting success stories and even moreso when hunters have capitalized on some of the best tips or suggestions to help them be successful. Larry J. McKenzie of South Carolina wrote in to one of our good friends, John “Smokey” McNicholas, to let him know about his good hunts last...

Arkansas has some outstanding deer hunting thanks to hunters' decisions and wildlife agency managament. This fine buck was killed in 2010 with a crossbow.

State Data Indicates Quality Deer Management Has Big Impact

Does quality deer management work? Depends on what your goals and objectives are within the QDM strategy you employ, whether it’s on a smaller tract or something larger. Quality deer management doesn’t automatically mean trophy deer management. The latter could be part of the former, but it’s not necessarily the end-all final must-do-this goal...