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Deer Talk Now: Tactics for Hunting Smaller Properties

Wide Open Wednesday is one of our most popular days on Deer Talk Now because that’s when you’re the star of the show. In this classic episode of Deer Talk Now, hosts Dan Schmidt and Brad Rucks answer viewer questions that cover a wide range of hunting topics. For example, one viewer wants to...

The Optimus 20400 keeps your electronics powered so you won't be left in the dark.

New Mobile Charging Solution Keeps You Powered

One problem deer hunters have when they’re in the woods is a dead cell phone, often because the phone is searching for a signal and draining battery power in the process. Then, when you need to call someone to help you come track a deer or lend a hand getting out of a mud...

The author killed this buck after it followed his scent trail in the wrong direction. After a short time the buck came back in the right direction.

One 8 Can Win This Hand When Deer Find the Trail

It is a widely accepted fact, with plenty of research to back it up, that high quality protein is essential during antler growth and fawn rearing season for your deer to express their genetic potential. However, one area that is often overlooked for year-round nutrition is during the late winter and early spring. Hunters...

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Gorgeous Short Ribs and the Joys of Slow-Cooked Venison

I don’t know if it’s some kind of computer alignment with the stars or gizmo algorithms or what, but it seems in the last week or so I’ve seen more great recipes than I can stand for short ribs. Short ribs are superb. They’re meaty and flavorful. Beef ribs are better than pork and...

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Best Tips to Set Up an Awesome Bowfishing Rig

With spring rolling into high gear and deer seasons over, a lot of deer hunters are shifting their thoughts to 3D competitions and bowfishing as a way to stay sharp. Both offer great opportunities for fun, great practice and helping you keep your edge. If you’ve considered bowfishing but haven’t made the leap, it’s...

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Couple Jailed Amid Probe into Items Stolen from Deer Camps

Yard sales are great places to find things for your home, yard, deer camp or workshop if you’re looking for lightly-used clothing, furnishings and tools. They’re also pretty good for picking up some hunting gear. Maybe an older bow or some arrows you like, a new gun, hunting clothes or accessories. You never know...

Once a fish is spotted it usually takes a quick reaction to get on it, draw, aim and fire all in one good motion, but that's the fun of bowfishing. You can shoot a lot in just one night!

U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship Field Fills Immediately

Within 11 hours after registration opened for Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship, the max number of 275 four-person teams had already signed up for the June 12-14 event. The world’s biggest bowfishing event will feature more water to fish, a whopping $100,000 in cash and prizes, and tons of free activities at...

Chronic Wasting Disease is fatal to deer and now is in more than two dozen states and Canadian provinces.

3 New Cases of CWD Detected in Wild Deer

Three white-tailed deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease, a neurological disease fatal to deer, in one of the nation’s oldest states with a hunting tradition. The three infected deer were discovered after the 2014 hunting season after testing procedures. They were located in northwestern Virginia. The state already had discovered CWD in its...

Prescribed burning is one great way to eliminate understory growth and leaf litter, and rejuvenate the soil.

Learn to Burn to Get the Best Habitat for Deer Hunting

We’ve had stories on the site before about prescribed burns, their benefits, and announcements about classes or other informative sessions regarding habitat burning. In short, prescribed burning may be one of the best things you can do for your property. It has numerous benefits, from killing unwanted and weedy vegetation to revitalizing the soil...