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D+DH Innovation Zone: Mystery Ranch Backpacks

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Andrew Jakovak from Mystery Ranch shows off the Cabinet Backpack. This roomy, lightweight hunting backpack was built for versatility. It has numerous pockets, ample room, and adjustable back support system that can be removed and much more. From the producers of Deer & Deer...

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Dan Schmidt’s Pick of the Day: Smokey’s Pre-Orbital Gland Lure

Research proves that the licking branch is the No. 1 key to success when hunting a mock scrape, one of the best ways to fire up a big buck and get him interested in seeing what buck has invaded his territory. The key to that licking branch is preorbital scent. Bucks secrete this scent as a...

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D+DH Innovation Zone: CVA Accura V2 Muzzleloader

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. In this episode of D+DH Innovation Zone, Chad Shearer with CVA Rifles provides some insight on the CVA Accura V2 muzzleloader. The Accura V2 has a tough Nitride finish inside and out, is easy to load and clean, has fantastic accuracy with the Bergara barrel, and many...

Rev Zeke Pipher of Nebraska with his great buck. He's a regular contributor to Deer & Deer Hunting, so look for him on the back page of each issue.

Survey Flights Show Significant Increase in White-Tailed Deer

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has completed the third year of a five-year aerial survey of mule deer in the Pine Ridge of northwestern Nebraska. The survey, which covers eight subunits with the most suitable mule deer habitat within the Pine Ridge deer management unit, indicated a decrease in the overall mule deer...

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Become a Turkey Hunting Road Warrior

Spring took on a new meaning for me roughly 25 years ago. Until then, my time in the field was confined to those few months that made up the heart of the fall hunting seasons – and, for the large part, to hunting my home state of Minnesota and a few ventures to neighboring states....

Zero your rifle scope and practice off a bench, with shooting sticks and also in freehand positions so you'll be prepared. (Photo: Wayne Van Zwoll)

VIDEO: Fundamentals of Ballistics in Simple Terms

What is ballistics? Well, like love it’s, complicated. But if you have around 20 minutes, this video of a vintage U.S. Army training film does a pretty good job of demystifying the multifaceted subject. The film, circa 1949, touches on all three forms of ballistics – internal, external and terminal. And it gets into...

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5 Post-Season Scouting Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore

With the exception of a few late dates here and there, deer season has ended in the United States, and thoughts already are turning toward the new season that begins in a few months. Florida’s southernmost zone opens in late July, along with blacktail deer season in California, parts of South Carolina in August and mule...

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The Magic of Venison Stew

Something about a savory stew warms the heart and soothes the soul. Maybe it’s the ingredients — meat tenderized by a few hours of simmering, hearty vegetables taking a natural place alongside the feature meat, a thick and rich broth that ties all of the flavors together but doesn’t overwhelm them. Maybe it’s the...