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Kristen Klovenski with her buck, Big Boy, which she'd been watching via game cameras before getting a shot at him in November 2016 in Grimes County, Texas.

Years of Patience and Hard Hunting Finally Pays Off

If you’re looking for a hunting story that waxes poetic about a glut of carefully managed trophy bucks pursued by even more careful hunters, then you’re going to have to look elsewhere. This tale takes place in gritty Grimes County, Texas, a nondescript area in the eastern part of the state where giant bucks...

DDH Editor Gordy Krahn (left) with his dandy Carmen Mountain whitetail, shot with a Mossberg rifle while hunting in mid-December.

Team DDH Successful on Unique Texas Whitetail

It’s been a whale of a season for Team DDH this year, with great hunts and bucks throughout the country. Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Gordy Krahn has been in west Texas the past week hunting for the unique Carmen Mountain white-tailed deer. While similar to the Coues deer, the Carmen sub-species is a...

Shemane Nugent quickly learned to love the self-sustaining outdoors lifestyle and loves it!

Godspeed the Queens of the Forest!

I’ve said it before and it is truly worth repeating on a regular basis, that, according to the greatest philosopher of all times, his Eminence Sir Dirty Harry, that: “A good man has got to know his limitations.” As a married man, this may very well be the most important truism we worship every...

PBR World Champion Cooper Davis of Texas loves getting into a stand when his long bull riding competition season ends.

PBR Champion Tames Bulls and Big Bucks

At first thought, hunting and bull riding may not seem to have much in common. Think longer, however, and some similarities crystalize. Both are true lifestyle pursuits pitting man against beast – one-on-one challenges creating ample rushes of adrenaline. Furthermore, bull riders and hunters possess great and special passions for what they do, and...

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How to Cook Meat Underground

If you’ve never cooked venison meat underground, you have no idea what you’re missing. I experienced this age-old way of slow-cooked meat for the first time this week while hunting in Texas, and I must say it is nothing short of sensational. Cooking meat underground is an ancient tradition for many cultures. My buddy...

Uncle Ted doesn't mind running an arrow through a swampdonkey shedeer to put meat on the table!

May the Force Be With You and All Your Backstrap Dreams Come True!

Every morning and every afternoon, September, October, November, December, January and February, I unleash my pure predator beast, and head to my chosen ambush location for another hunt of a lifetime. The excitement that broils down below has not subsided one whit for the past 60 plus years of bowhunting, and I look to...

Deer breeders throughout the country will keep an eye on a lawsuit in Texas against the state's wildlife agency about who owns deer.

Deer Breeders File Lawsuit, Say Captive Deer Aren’t State’s Wildlife

Deer breeders in one of the nation’s biggest hunting states are challenging a long-held tenet that wildlife belongs to the state and public, instead of private actors, following the recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in captive deer. The lawsuit against the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department requests a judge make a declaratory judgement....

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BREAKING: CWD Confirmed in Texas Deer

Tests for Chronic Wasting Disease taken from a white-tailed deer in Texas have been confirmed positive, resulting in the first case in the species in one of the nation’s biggest deer hunting states. The tests were confirmed and announced by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials. The deer was in Medina County and tests...

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Intense Whitetail Management: South Texas Lessons, Clues for Trophy Buck Potential

The white-tailed deer’s popularity is especially augmented by its adaptability and abundance. This malleable herbivore is not only abundant, but it also can live just about anywhere — from our back yards to the deep, dark forests of Canada, providing sportsmen ample and affordable hunting opportunities. By Bob Zaiglin Although the whitetail has always...

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Whitetail Freaks Part 2: Hermaphrodites

Here is another bizarre instance of a buck’s genetic wiring gone awry. This lucky hunter shot a truly once-in-a-lifetime deer, but what is it? That’s a good question; one that we can only speculate on when trying to answer it. The photo has been all over the Web, and was recently posted on Facebook...