whitetail deer hunting

TED  Kids Camp with AR rifles

Salute to All of the SpiritWild Volunteers!

As great, generous, caring, giving, loving, volunteering Americans prepare for our 26th annual summer celebration of the mighty Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids charity events across the hinterland, I stand in awe at the level of incredible hard work, dedication and sacrifice so many people endeavor for the benefit of America’s future generation of...

Spook a buck one time, and he will most likely adopt nocturnal behavior for at least a little while.

Dan Schmidt: How Deer React to Human Pressure

Human pressure – be it from hunters, hikers or horse riders – is the No. 1 suppressor of daytime deer activity. Deer & Deer Hunting contributors Charlie Alsheimer and Vermont biologist Wayne Laroche have documented the extent of this suppressor during their ongoing study of how the moon affects deer behavior. Using trail timers...

Jeremy Flinn for Blog1

Core Component: Shoot the Biggest Buck of Your Life

Tying to cover a single buck’s massive range during hunting season is nearly impossible, but just like us, every buck calls a much smaller area home. Any seasoned hunter could tell you about a tree stand or old, fallen oak he just knew was the perfect spot. It had everything a big buck could want:...

VENISON  Fast Venison Chili Leysath

Hit a Home Run With This Fast Venison Chili

Sporting Chef Scott Leysath says this Fast Venison Chili is pretty doggone easy to make and tasty, too. Considering he travels around the country as one of the most in-demand chefs for special events, trade shows, and Sportsman Channel Hunt.Fish.Feed events. Oh, and he hosts the successful show “Dead Meat” on Sportsman Channel, one...

Dr Jim Brauker with poison ivy

Hey Deer Hunters, Does Poison Ivy Drive You Crazy?

I don’t know how many times I’ve had poison ivy over the years but I’m fortunate that it’s not as bad as some folks I’ve seen who must be more sensitive to it. I’ve never really had such a terrible case, at least that I can recall, that it would scare children or make...

With age comes wisdom and the realization that hunting smarter means doing what you can and should ... not what you used to do.

The Mighty Spirit of the Wild

I ain’t got time for make believing. My time is short but I’m here to stay. No politics will cure the grieving. I’ll choose my life and I’ll choose it my way. Just like the wolf I’m getting hungry. The law of the land it is my will. I ain’t got time for staying...

A well-planned clover plot can yield results for years and give deer, turkeys and other wildlife nutritious forage.

Extend the Life of Your Favorite Clover Food Plot

Most companies will claim a lifespan of three to five years on their perennials. However, if you care for them properly a perennial stand can last for many years. Perennials like red and white clovers, alfalfa, trefoils and chicory provide dependable nutrition and attraction and are especially important for antler growth, fawn rearing and...

INNOVATION  Lacrosse Burly

D+DH Innovation Zone: LaCrosse Alphaburly Pro

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Chris Currah with LaCrosse Footwear shows us the latest Alphaburly Pro boot with 800 grams of insulation. The Alphaburly is one of the most popular hunting boot and for good reason: tough, durable, warm and able to handle just about anything you throw at...

Dan Schmidt aiming at an extreme quartering-to target as part of the Deer Talk Now illustration.

How to Make the Best Bow Shot to Kill a Deer

The anatomy of every successful bow shot hinges on many synchronous yet dynamic elements. This lends bowhunting the drama that keeps us coming back, but we also have an ethical obligation to eliminate uncertainty from the equation whenever possible. By Patrick Meitin Many view successful shooting as a purely-physical function of aligning sights to...