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What Makes Odd Buck Antlers?

Jeff Evans and his trophy 9-pointer. Photo by Dan Schmidt

Whitetail antlers come in all shapes and sizes, and the reasons why some bucks grow abnormal antlers is highly speculative — even among white-tailed deer researchers.

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Sometimes these old American-iron haulers carry more attractive things, too!

Let’s Celebrate Our American-Iron Venison Haulers!

Ya gotta love deerhunting campfires! Here at CampNuge we gather round the sacred SpiritFire throughout the year where communication and positive spirit flow unencumbered. Sure, our shared love for nature as healer and the mighty beasts that call our name, intrigue us, feed us and drive us wild are always discussed with great fervor...

GEAR  Scott Freedom XT

Hot Gear: Awesome Cool Design on New Bow Release

Scott Archery, the world’s foremost manufacturer of mechanical release aids for archery, is now offering its most hunter-friendly design ever: The new Freedom XT release. By coupling Scott’s legendary trigger system with a new strap concept, the Freedom XT offers a silky-smooth, zero-torque shooting experience with the freedom to have your release mechanism in reach...

Spending time outdoors and at the range with family is important!

Happy 145th Anniversary National Rifle Association!

Ah yes! Celebrate with me won’t you the glowing perfection of this phenomenal one of a kind, unprecedented, uniquely American we the people experiment in self-government in the good old US of A! Say it loud and proud; “Glory Glory Hallelujah and God bless America and the mighty National Rifle Association!” By Ted Nugent...

GEAR  Ruger 1022 Takedown Lite

Hot Gear: Ruger Introduces 10/22 Takedown Lite

Sturm, Ruger & Co. introduces the Ruger 10/22 Takedown Lite, a rifle that combines the popular attributes of the 10/22 Takedown line with a new, lighter weight barrel and the Ruger Modular Stock System. This new barrel configuration consists of a cold hammer-forged alloy steel barrel mated with a 6061-T6 aluminum alloy sleeve. The barrel nut...

INNOVATION  Vortex scope

D+DH Innovation Zone: Vortex Razor HD AMG

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Mark Boardman from Vortex show off the new Razor HD AMG. At just 28.8 oz, it’s the lightest weight, fully-featured, long-range riflescope on the market — putting it in a class of its own.  From the producers of Deer & Deer Hunting TV on...

The Alps Traverse includes a bow/gun carrying component and can be used as a shooting rest in the field, too.

What’s in Your Backpack? Plan Well for Deer Season

In my office are many things: photos of my wife and children, a cool hog skull from a fantastic Texas hunt years ago with friends, the replica of my 53-inch muskie (yes, I’m humblebragging), my grandmother’s antique lamp, and an assortment of hunting gear that includes flashlights, action cameras and gear, a modern sporting...

Michael Cassidy

Veteran Industry Executive Joins F+W Outdoors Team

Michael Cassidy has joined F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company, as vice-president of national sales and business development for its Outdoors television, video, digital and print properties including Deer & Deer Hunting and Gun Digest magazines; Deer & Deer Hunting, Destination Whitetail and Modern Shooter television shows on Sportsman Channel, and  Land of Whitetail on Pursuit Channel. Cassidy has served in the outdoor television and...

Venison Crock Pot Chili

Great Tips to Help You Process, Cook Your Own Venison

Labeling one of the most popular books in the Deer & Deer Hunting library a cookbook is, quite honestly, a misnomer considering the vast information found within its pages. Gut It Cut It Cook It for years has been one of the favorites of deer hunters who are truly part of the DIY crowd. When...

Whether you're hunting deer, elk, exotics, small game, waterfowl, turkeys or whatever, enjoy the hunt and then enjoy the sacred gifts of venison for you and your family!

The No Vacancy Battlecry!

NO VACANCY! No room at the inn! FullUp! I’m sorry, we are plum overloaded here, you will have to find somewhere else to live. With more deer, cougar, bear, wild turkey, geese and other game in North America than ever in recorded history, the expansive wildlife habitat across the land is filled to the...