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Could This Gigantic Fanged Spider Kill a White-tailed Fawn?

One of the worst parts of doing summer work in the woods, especially in the Southeast, is the giant spiderwebs hanging across trails. It’s like these doggone spiders intentionally know you’re going to be coming in to put out some salt, check feeders, clean up stand sites, do trim work or whatever. They’re lying...

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Happy October to Backstrap BloodBrothers Everywhere!

Dank, dark, damp, skanky beautiful October glory to ya all my deeranddeerhunting.com friends. Are you ever driven to just lay down in the wet leaves this time of year and kick around doing horizontal jumping jacks on the ground making angels in the delicious fall earth? The aroma and essence of the fall environment...

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Five Great Ways to Hunt Pressured Deer

Deer hunting seasons are shifting into gear right now and hunters are looking for many things, including big bucks, the buck of a lifetime, maybe a buck they’ve been watching for a year or more on game cameras. Some are on private land, some are on public land … the latter, in many states, being...

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Top 5 Deer Hunting DVDs

The Deer & Deer Hunting staffers selected these hunting DVDs as their top picks. The hunting DVDs not only provide footage of entertaining hunts, they teach about the biology behind their quarry. Hunters of all skill levels will find plenty to enjoy in these hunting DVDs. They make great gifts for hunters, too. 1....

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Hunt Hard, Hunt Smart, Hunt Fun and Share Your Stories!

By the time you read this, I will have invested seventeen attempts at ambushing the mighty whitetail deer on my sacred hunting grounds in my birthstate of Michigan, representing approximately 55 hours of treestand time. By Ted Nugent Not to mention the 6 setups and many hours prior in the magnificent Upper Peninsula after...

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Are Whitetail, Mule Deer Numbers Improving or Still Flat?

Mule deer numbers have experienced recent declines in many areas of one Rocky Mountain state but could be improving, according to optimistic outlooks by some biologists. Favorable weather and habitat conditions this year could help spur an uptick in some areas, but it’s not all wine and roses across the board. According to the Montana...

Tacos Carnitas can be made with shredded beef, like these, or venison if you have some deer meat in the freezer. They're great! (Photo: Jess Lander/Wikipedia)

4 Great Slow-Cooked Venison Tacos You Must Try

When we found out that Oct. 4 is National Taco Day, well, it just was a perfect time to revisit some of our favorite dishes for slow-cooked venison! Tacos and burritos are fantastic ways to enjoy your venison. Whether you use ground venison with special herbs and spices or slow-cooked shoulders, necks and rump...

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WATCH: Deer Ducking an Arrow

Can a deer duck, dodge or otherwise avoid being hit by an arrow? This is a common topic among bowhunters, especially when bowhunting season starts. Here’s a little insight from a trail camera sequence capture by our editor-in-chief. By Daniel E. Schmidt Seasoned bowhunters often use the “deer ducked my arrow” excuse as a...

If you don't have any venison just yet, try out Scott Leysath's recipe with beef. (Photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff - wwwBeefItsWhatsForDinner.com)

Ready for a Creative, New Way to Prepare Your Venison?

We’re never too big on Cream of Mushroom as a go-to for venison dishes, often seeing hunter-chefs resort to some worn out recipe that’s just not good. “Prepare venison, put into slow cooker with giant can of Cream of Mushroom and favorite herbs, cook the snot out of it and then eat it with...

Venison chili is a favorite because it's easy and delicious. If you're out of venison whip up some with beef and then hit the woods to get a deer! (Photo: Kraft)

Venison Chili: Flavorful Dish Comes From the West

Venison chili is a favorite of many hunters. It’s easy to make, you can use ground or chunked venison, and it is so doggone versatile it’s not even funny. Make it mild or hot, spoon it out of a bowl or eat on cornbread or spaghetti, beans or no beans … so many options. Brad Fresch,...