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A well-planned clover plot can yield results for years and give deer, turkeys and other wildlife nutritious forage.

Extend the Life of Your Favorite Clover Food Plot

Most companies will claim a lifespan of three to five years on their perennials. However, if you care for them properly a perennial stand can last for many years. Perennials like red and white clovers, alfalfa, trefoils and chicory provide dependable nutrition and attraction and are especially important for antler growth, fawn rearing and...

INNOVATION  Lacrosse Burly

D+DH Innovation Zone: LaCrosse Alphaburly Pro

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Chris Currah with LaCrosse Footwear shows us the latest Alphaburly Pro boot with 800 grams of insulation. The Alphaburly is one of the most popular hunting boot and for good reason: tough, durable, warm and able to handle just about anything you throw at...

Dan Schmidt aiming at an extreme quartering-to target as part of the Deer Talk Now illustration.

How to Make the Best Bow Shot to Kill a Deer

The anatomy of every successful bow shot hinges on many synchronous yet dynamic elements. This lends bowhunting the drama that keeps us coming back, but we also have an ethical obligation to eliminate uncertainty from the equation whenever possible. By Patrick Meitin Many view successful shooting as a purely-physical function of aligning sights to...

Hunting traditions in the Schmidt family include "airing out" the blaze orange before the gun season begins.

Three Cheers for Orange Therapy

Some of my fondest childhood memories — and best life lessons — came from Mom’s clothesline and the loving care she put into tending it. The lessons were many, and they all revolved around hard work. You see, I was one of seven kids, and we all had to pitch in around the house. No...

Once you put your venison on the grill or smoker, don't overcook it!

Grilling Deer? Once You Burn, There’s No Return!

Many years ago during a cookout with family members, I pretty much stood over the grill to make sure my steak didn’t end up looking like the sole of a worn-out hunting boot. Fortunately, the host shared my desire for a marbled ribeye the way they’re supposed to be prepared: seared on the outside...

Turkey rattlesnake

Hunter Survives Shocking Encounter in the Field

OK, seriously now, I’d have gone into cardiac arrest or wet my pants or soiled my britches or all of the above if I’d been the hunter in this video. I mean, dang. Can you imagine? Have you ever had something like this happen to you, or almost happen? I know of hunters who...

Dan Schmidt with his Texas turkey that dropped after a much quieter blast from his shotgun thanks to the SilencerCo Salvo 12 suppressor.

Benefits of Using Suppressors For Deer Hunting, Shooting Sports

Firearm sound suppressors, or “silencers” as they are sometimes called, are devices which help reduce the noise of gunfire to hearing safe levels when attached to the end of a firearm’s barrel. Suppressors are generally nothing more than containment systems with a series of baffles which help contain and re-direct the expanding gasses that...

INNOVATION  Summit Safety Harnesses

D+DH Innovation Zone: Summit Pro, Sport Harnesses

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Beth Jones with Pradco gives us the skinny on the new Summit Stands Pro and Sport safety harnesses. They’re designed for comfort and, most importantly, safety. Both are priced right, too, so you don’t have any reason whatsoever to not wear a safety harness....

GEAR  Viking Stack Rack

Hot Gear: Viking Stack Rack Expands Carrying Capacity

Hauling gear to camp or for a weekend getaway is easy with some vehicle hitch attachment racks, but one problem folks often encounter is not having enough capacity for everything. After loading the truck or SUV, piling in the kids or gear and then still needing more space, you’re out of options when the...