whitetail deer hunting

Iowa Supreme Court Rules Against DNR Quarantine for CWD

The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a lower ruling against the Iowa Department of Natural Resources after the DNR’s quarantine of a hunting reserve where chronic wasting disease was discovered was challenged by the reserve’s owners. Tom and Ronda Brakke and McBra, Inc., owners of the former Pine Ridge Hunting Lodge in Bloomfield, Iowa,...

Dad Makes Knife for His Deer Hunter Daughter

Ten-year-old Jordan Toerck had been pestering her knifemaker father, Bobby Toerck, to make her a knife for a while. But she was still young, so Bobby held her off. He promised to make her a knife when she got her first deer. In January, she did just that. True to his word, Dad made...

Pat and his buck that is one of the top 20 typical whitetails ever taken with a bow.

7 Killer Bowhunting Tactics: Small Internal Food Plots

Every time my wife, Nicole, and I set up a stand in a tree or on the ground, we look for ways to make that location the best it can be. We try to enhance each stand location by making sure there are one or more calling cards available to deer. By Pat Reeve What...

10 Things You Must Have in Your Deer Camp Kitchen

If you’re accustomed to hunting at a cabin or other camp, chances are good that the cooking falls into one of a few categories similar to what you’d find just about anywhere. One is that everyone is pretty much on their own. Someone may whip up a pot of chili, but otherwise if you...

Where Are You Among the Five Stages of a Hunter?

While doing a little poking aroundfor an upcoming story, I needed to find the information below and after doing so realized it’s always a good idea for a refresher. This “Five Stages of a Hunter has been kicked around since about the mid 1980s following some research work. Two professors at the University of...

Deer Rut Calendar Pays Off With Public Land Giant

Each year D&DH publishes a Whitetails Wall Calendar that includes predictions from deer researchers Charlie Alsheimer and Wayne Laroche for when the seeking, chasing and tending phases of the rut will occur in the North and South. Each year, hunter Steve Kress of Jonestown, Pa., uses the calendar to determine when peak rutting activity...

Jason Aldean to Perform for Hunters, Anglers After CMT Awards

Exclusive! Deer & Deer Hunting has learned that Field & Stream, the outdoor specialty product and retail brand owned and operated by DICK’S Sporting Goods, in partnership with its brand ambassador and country music star Jason Aldean, is holding a special event for country music fans and outdoor enthusiasts tonight in downtown Nashville.  Immediately following tonight’s CMT Awards,...

Primos Among 6 Inducted into Hall of Fame

The small trade show was bustling with activity, with vendors talking about their products with prospective buyers and visiting with friends they knew from pounding the asphalt going from dealer show to dealer show. Will Primos had a small table with an array of turkey calls and gear. Mostly turkey calls. The low-ceiling in...

Fencing Options for Better Deer Food Plots

As gamekeepers we constantly preach about the importance of spring and summer nutrition for whitetails. There are huge upsides for your deer herd when they are provided quality high protein groceries during the growing months. Anyone who has tried to grow a small food plot of soybeans, lablab or other highly attractive warm season annual...

5 Reasons We Miss Slam Dunks While Bowhunting

Any whitetail bowhunter who tells you he has never missed a shot is either lying or has not been bowhunting all that long. All of us have blown a slam dunk shot at some point in our lives. After wiping the egg off our faces, we then ask ourselves how it could have happened....