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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...

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Double-Dipping Deer Poacher Pleads Guilty

A deer poaching case involving a distinctive vehicle, an alert citizen, and a groundswell of public interest has concluded with fines and license suspensions for a Roosevelt, Utah man. A Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) call started it all. In early November of 2014, a concerned citizen called the CAP hotline to report what he thought...

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Transportation Department Has Radar Love for Deer

Technology could help vehicle drivers avoid collisions with deer and wildlife if an ongoing trial proves beneficial. The Idaho Transportation Department is using a Doppler radar system on 25-foot poles along a section of highway in Boundary County. The radar system is connected to flashing warning lights that alert motorists to slow down if...

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D+DH Innovation Zone: Nikon BDC Reticle

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. In this episode of D+DH Innovation Zone, Jake Meyer of Nikon explains some of the features of the BDC reticle that helps hunters adjust for distance quickly in the field. From the producers of Deer & Deer Hunting TV on Sportsman Channel. D+DH Innovation...

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With Justice Scalia’s Death, Hunters Lose an Advocate

Among the myriad complexities surrounding the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, way down on the list is the loss of a bonafide advocate for hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Scalia, 79, was found dead Feb. 13 while visiting the Cibolo Creek Ranch south of Marfa, Texas. That’s in the western area of the...

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Launch Your Spring Season with Turkey & Turkey Hunting Magazine

With spring turkey seasons quickly approaching, what better way to scratch your turkey-hunting itch than to thumb through the information-packed 2016 April Issue of Turkey & Turkey Hunting magazine? Inside you’ll get top-shelf instruction on how to improve your hunting skills, as well the inside scoop on Great Gobbler Gear for 2016. From tips...

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Hot Gear: Walker’s New Razor Muffs Thinner, Comfortable

Walker’s, the shooting and hunting pioneer and industry leader in hearing protection, introduces the all new Razor series of ear protection. These “Razor” thin muffs were engineered from the ground up with the goal of having the lowest possible profile without compromising the hearing protection and amplification properties of the muff. Delivering an impressive...