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Bushcraft 101: Tips and Tricks for Your Packs

There are many different packing configurations and brands on the market today, and the choices in colors and style are almost endless. I have never been a fan of packs with lots of pockets and compartments; whenever you look for a certain item, finding it becomes an ordeal. Keep things simple; our mentors of...

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Deer Talk Now: See More Deer, More Often

John Vaca of Bushnell Optics sits down with Deer Talk Now host Dan Schmidt for a one-on-one interview about some of the highest-tech improvements to hit optics in decades. Vaca explains how deer hunters can better use their optics to glass animals at long distances. He also explains how to use range-finding technology along with...

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Bushcraft 101: Pack Frame Sturdy, Strong for Hauling Gear, Deer

Pack frames are my favorite system for carrying gear into the field. You can use them as a standalone item or combine them with other items. The versatility of external frames has been all but forgotten today. By Dave Canterbury The most popular improvised frame today is the Roycroft frame, named after T Roycroft,...

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DDH Condolences to True Outdoors Family

The Deer & Deer Hunting family expresses its condolences to longtime writer and contributor Toby Bridges, whose partner, Christy Cay Steigers-Bridges, lost her battle Oct. 25 due to lengthy complications following surgery for a brain aneurysm. She and Bridges were married for seven years, which he says “have been the best seven years of my...

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Deer Talk Now: Become A Long-Range Deer Hunter

Double your effective range this gun-hunting season with these simple-to-learn shooting techniques. They will improve your shooting skills whether you hunt with a slug gun, rifle or muzzleloader. Also learn about a new bullet design that will drop deer with bone-crushing penetration. Brian Delcollo is a a professional guide and expert rifleman from Oregon...

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Are You Prepared with the Best Survival Tips?

As the world changes, so do the emergency situations.The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a Dangerous World, a new pocket-sized reference from Living Ready Books, addresses practical preparedness plans for potential 21st century survival situations, including everything from natural disasters and manmade accidents to public shootings and home burglaries. The book is...

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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...

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The Easiest Way to Make Outstanding Deer Jerky

Venison jerky is a fantastic snack when you’re hunting, needing something to gnaw on while watching Madison Bumgarner throw an immortal Game 7 or are sitting there fishing in spring weeplng softy because deer season is still months away. There, there. Your best deer jerky can get you through those rough patches and cold days...

A smooth-shooting rifle and good bullets are obviously crucial to success, but they're only as good as the optics that help you line up the deer in your sights.

Can You Save Money and Sight in Your Rifle This Quickly?

If you’re still gearing up for the gun season in your deer hunting zone or state, there’s enough time to get to the range and get your scope zeroed in perfectly for the best accuracy. It’s fun to go shoot at the range. I’ve never heard anyone say they hated it, even the guys...

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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...