whitetail deer hunting

Gavin Dingman of Michigan with his albino buck.

A White Deer, Young Hunter and Mixed Emotions

Albino and piebald deer bring out a wide range of emotions and responses in hunters and non-hunters, so much so that giving one side or the other dibs as Feedback Champion would be tough to do. I’ve seen hunters who flat-out go to the mattresses that an albino deer should be protected and not...

Public Land Bowhunter

Bowhunting Tip: Create a Shot Sequence Mantra

The key to an accurate shot on a deer with bow or gun is repeating a set process of steps in the exact same manner each time you shoot. By Mark Kenyon Take a deep breath, draw the bow, settle into your anchor point just behind the cheek bone and relax your grip on...

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,...