whitetail deer hunting

Shooting skills and safety are part of smart education for young shooters.

The Spirit of the Wild Saves Lives

The Great Outdoor lifestyle will not only cleanse the soul, it will save your life. Just ask my favorite guitar player (yes, that’s me) and I assure you that the jury is not still out. Growing up on the not so mean streets of Detroit back in the roaring ‘50s and 60’s, then on...

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

Deer Talk Now: Bowhunting Shot Placement is a Game of Angles

When you’re deer hunting and have a big buck or doe within range, your best shot placement on the deer depends on the angle that deer is standing when you release the arrow. Makes sense, right? A broadside or slightly quartering-away shot is what most bowhunters look for. A severe quartering-to or quartering-away is...

Chronic Wasting Disease is always fatal and is found in two dozen states and Canadian provinces. (Photo: Wisconsin DNR)

CWD in Wild Deer Spurs Wildlife Agency’s Action Plan

Chronic Wasting Disease has been discovered in a wild, free-ranging deer in Michigan, according to conservation department officials, and is the first such case in the state. CWD is an always-fatal neurological disease that affects deer and other cervids. It had previously been detected in Michigan in deer that were in enclosures. The wild...

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WATCH: Deer Ducking an Arrow

Can a deer duck, dodge or otherwise avoid being hit by an arrow? This is a common topic among bowhunters, especially when bowhunting season starts. Here’s a little insight from a trail camera sequence capture by our editor-in-chief. By Daniel E. Schmidt Seasoned bowhunters often use the “deer ducked my arrow” excuse as a...

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Wildlife Agency Bans Latest Technology for Hunting

What are your ethics when it comes to technology and using lures or scents, such as deer urine, while you’re deer hunting? Ethics span the gamut. Some folks are in the “doesn’t matter, just use them and adapt” camp and others are in the “use a stickbow, spot ‘n stalk, and get close” camp....

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Carbon Express: A Hunting Arrow That’s Passed the Test

The best hunting arrow is the one that shoots best out of your particular setup. The key is matching the arrow to your bow, poundage and shooting style. Previously, hunters had to worry about an arrow’s overall weight. This isn’t necessarily true today, especially with the way modern hunting arrows are being constructed. By...

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Save a Deer, Eat a Deer; Save a Rhino, Eat a Rhino

Political correctness is not only a license to lie, it is also the cacophonic wailing of mindless excuses to live the lie. And it is a very dangerous lie for both man and beast. By Ted Nugent  Only a short 30 some years ago the magnificent African White Rhino was on the verge of...

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The Whitetail’s Secret Weapon: Birth Timing

The whitetails’ reproductive cycle is geared to giving birth when conditions are best for newborn fawn survival. As you progress northward in the whitetail’s geographic range, a greater percentage of the fawns will be born during a relatively brief period in late May and early June. This is when new, lush vegetation provides excellent...