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Bucks Absolutely Can’t Pass Up a Hot Scrape

Mike McCabe is Vice President and host of Sportsmen of North America and a diehard hunter who, like most deer hunters, loves running game cameras to keep tabs on bucks. The great thing about game cameras is you get super photos all year, or however long you keep them out. Some hunters keep them going...

Casey Burnett of Alabama  with his unique buck killed in December 2015.

You Won’t Believe How Weird This Buck’s Antlers Are!

When deer hunters hear the term “unique antlers” they often first think about a gnarly non-typical rack or maybe a big buck with droptines that look like handles. But in December 2015, Casey Burnett of Alabama killed what definitely classifies as a unique buck. He and his lease partner saw the buck on their game...

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Researchers Find New Bacteria that Transmits Lyme Disease

A second bacteria that causes Lyme disease carried by the same deer tick has different symptoms than the more common ones sustained by those infected with the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mayo Clinic and state health department officials from North Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota announced the finding last February. They...

Deer and turkeys often hang out together because they enjoy the same areas and food.

Turkey Bonus: Cool Must-See Game Camera Photos

Game cameras are wonderful for giving us glimpses of what’s going on in the woods and on food plots. Whether it’s a big buck, young bucks and does, or deer, turkeys and other wildlife, we love taking a look at game camera images. Maximize Your Deer Season Planning From Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine,...

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Hot Gear: Longer Battery Life, Customization with Plotwatcher Pro

Trail camera scouting does several critical things for hunters. First, it gathers information on the presence and movement of game animals. Second, it gathers that information from multiple locations at the same time. Third, it does so in an unobtrusive way – there’s no human presence most of the time, which reduces the risk...

Can you judge a turkey's age by the length of its beard? Some hunters believe you can.

Turkey Bonus: Three Hot Questions About Hunting Wild Gobblers

With turkey season in full swing we thought it would be cool to reach into the mailbag for some of these great questions from our great Turkey & Turkey Hunting fans about calling and biology. Are wild turkeys in the panhandle of Florida really Eastern wild turkeys? Aren’t some of them Osceola turkeys? —...

Spook a buck one time, and he will most likely adopt nocturnal behavior for at least a little while.

Dan Schmidt: How Deer React to Human Pressure

Human pressure – be it from hunters, hikers or horse riders – is the No. 1 suppressor of daytime deer activity. Deer & Deer Hunting contributors Charlie Alsheimer and Vermont biologist Wayne Laroche have documented the extent of this suppressor during their ongoing study of how the moon affects deer behavior. Using trail timers...

Innovation Hornady American Gunner

D+DH Innovation Zone: Hornady American Gunner

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Neal Emery with Hornady gives us a look at the new Hornady American Gunner ammunition. It’s great for hunting, practice and fun at the range, competition and home defense, with plenty of options for calibers and grain sizes. From the producers of Deer &...

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Core Component: Shoot the Biggest Buck of Your Life

Tying to cover a single buck’s massive range during hunting season is nearly impossible, but just like us, every buck calls a much smaller area home. Any seasoned hunter could tell you about a tree stand or old, fallen oak he just knew was the perfect spot. It had everything a big buck could want:...