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Uncle Ted with a super blacktail buck from a hunt several years ago in California. Wow!

Get Outside the CrazyCities for California Blacktail Dreaming!

Raised in the historical whitetail bowhunting epicenter of Fred Bear’s Michigan “Up North” big timber country, my youthful vision of deerhunting was limited to my homestate species for many years. And quite honestly, if a guy never hunted anything else, our happy whitetail hunting cup would runneth over with total satisfaction and predator glee....

Drinking enough water is important for humans and for deer, especially in summer when temperatures are hot and we're more active. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

Healthy Hunter: Water’s Important for Deer and for Us

Water is such an incredibly essential part of our lives yet we often take it for granted, from turning on the tap to get water to boil noodles to slurping from a fountain in the park to ponds where we fish and animals visit to get a drink. When we hear about water shortages elsewhere,...

Kim Rhode at the 2004 Olympics during her run of five straight with a medal. (Photo: USA Shooting)

Olympic Champion Kim Rhode Wins Gold, Hunts Deer, Carries U.S. Flag

Kim Rhode of El Monte, Calif., is one of the world’s greatest competitive shotgun athletes, a mother and has loved fishing, hunting and being outdoors ever since she was young. Rhode is the first United States Olympian competing in an individual sport to win five medals in five consecutive Olympic Games. She won Olympic gold...

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DDH Pick of the Day: Black Friday in July!

Woohoo! It’s Black Friday in July! Black Friday usually is in autumn after Thanksgiving, that day-after “sales” day when retail stores and online sites turn into something akin to rugby match among 12-year-olds who have been chugging Red Bull. Be sure to use the code BFJULY40 to pick up 40 percent savings on almost...

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Gun Digest 70th Edition Hot off the Presses

Firearm enthusiasts and shooting sportsmen everywhere will recognize Gun Digest 2016 as the leading source for information on the latest guns and related gear. The 70th Edition is better than ever, with entertaining articles by some of the top names in gun and outdoor writing covering all categories of rifles, handguns and shotguns. It’s...

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Lee Lakosky’s Pick of the Day: Clover, and Hunting Mature Whitetails

Lee and Tiffany Lakosky are known throughout the deer hunting world as masters at managing properties for huge bucks. According to Lee, his magic bullet is the same lucky charm of the Irish — clover. “People ask me all the time,” Lakosky told Deer & Deer Hunting. “If you could put in one all-around plant...

Ted and Caeden work on his form which looks pretty doggone good!

Walk the Trails of Yesteryear to Optimize Future Hunts

I slowly cruised the family sedan down old Grand River Avenue approaching Lahser Drive on the outskirts of Detroit, my head spinning with a flurry of dynamic images and memories of my bow and arrow youth in the old neighborhood. By Ted Nugent “There!” I pointed excitedly! “Right there! That’s where Millers Feed Store...

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Legislative Update: See What’s Happening with Hunting in These States

Tracking the Capitols is a source of legislation currently being tracked by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation state policy team to keep you informed of the most pertinent and timely state legislation affecting hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping and other conservation issues. Connecticut H 6034 Introduced: 01/21/2015 Sponsor: Joint Committee on Environment Issue Brief:...

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Did You Know: Rise of the Female Hunter

One of the great things about hunting is it’s not just for one group of people. Hunting offers something for men, women and children of all ages and races. We even can choose from a variety of ways to hunt. Want to use a bow or gun? Have at it. Crossbow? Plenty to choose...

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How to Clean a Deer Rifle in 3 Steps

A good deer rifle is a tool that should work for you at the range and in the field, instilling confidence and doing a task when called upon no matter what the conditions. But you can’t ignore it, either. Your best deer rifle, whether it’s 38 years old or brand new off the shelf...