whitetail deer hunting

Population control of bucks and does is critical to an effective deer management program.

WATCH: Top Insights on Deer Population Control and Herd Management

Population control and herd management are the focus of an all-new episode of Destination Whitetail. Tune in to the Sportsman Channel tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT to hear the experts weigh in on best practices and hunter tactics. Due to successful conservation efforts, the deer population in North America today has soared to more than...

Barbecue done right! It doesn't hurt to have some great sides, either.  (photo by Dan Schmidt)

How to Make the Best BBQ in a Smoker

I recently had the opportunity to try smoking for the first time — smoking meat for barbecue, of course! Seeing that we blew through all of our prime venison roasts this past winter and spring, I decided to break down and buy a Boston pork butt from the store (yes, I know, “blasphemy!”) for the...

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Ankle Deep in Deer Candy Would Be a Nightmare

Our son had a golf tournament last weekend in Georgia and while he was knocking around the white ball, I was taking a gander at all the hardwoods on the course and looking for deer tracks. Can’t shake that urge when autumn rolls around, I guess. I picked out a few good locations for...

Dusty Smart with his giant Kansas buck.

A Monster Buck, Haunted Dreams and Final Redemption

Dusty Smart’s plan worked well for his quest to arrow a massive buck during the 2012 season and he watched as his shot found its mark on a true giant. The day before gun season was set to open in Kansas, Smart did all the right things to ensure he’d get a shot at...

Buck Food Plot

Three Tips For Putting Your Big Buck on the Ground

With hunting seasons underway for deer, big game, small game and waterfowl underway throughout the country, hunters are hitting the woods and fields by the thousands each day in search of something to take home. With all the intrusion hither and yon, it’s no wonder that deer are on alert due to new scents,...

Opening a deer easily and quickly helps you get it cleaned and cooled down. Click the photo to learn more ...

3 Great Ways to Quickly Clean Your Deer This Season

With deer season finally here for everyone in the country — Alabama was one of the last to open, right? I think? — that means there literally are tons of deer meat being cleaned and processed. The gamut of how this gets done spans a wide range. Some guys are DIY specialists who don’t...