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Utah's deer hunters will have some new opportunities in 2015.
(Photo: Brent Stettler)

More Deer Hunting Opportunities Available in 2015

New hunts for mule deer await some hunters in in the 2015 autumn seasons after state wildlife officials added dates to provide more opportunities. Justin Shannon, big game coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, says giving hunters more chances to hunt was one of the major things DWR biologists wanted to do...

Grizzly bears are being monitored in Grand Teton National Park as part of a two-year study. (Photo: USGS)

Trouble a’Bruin? Bears Believed to Have Tracked Hunters

A study of the relationship of grizzly bears and hunters already is yielding some interesting results about interaction between the two and how bears may be tracking hunters in the woods in autumn and winter. For many years hunters have said something to the effect of “when a bear hears a gunshot it’s like...

Grilled venison with fresh veggies and maybe a light dash of your favorite marinade is an easy, delicious way to enjoy your hunting success.

Dear Santa, My Deer Camp Kitchen Needs These 3 Things …

Black Friday deals, Christmas lists, Thanksgiving hangovers, turkey comas, football, your best Christmas tree ornaments, ugly sweater parties, scads of family, religious faith and church services … it’s that time of the year again to get stirred up about all these wonderful things. Deer season, of course, is part of the mix. We’re jumbled...

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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,...

Christy Cay Steigers-Bridges

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...