whitetail deer hunting

Deer Early season archery

Deer Talk Now: 3 Keys to Hunting Mature Bucks in Early Archery Season

If you’re a deer hunter, the early archery season can be tough sometimes because bucks are transitioning from their summer bachelor groups or maybe are already in their autumn areas getting settled. Sometimes that’s a tough period because you’re in that in-between zone. You saw bucks during summer on camera but now they’re gone,...

Alabama Tagged Deer

Would You Shoot This Deer the State Says is Special?

Hunters usually avoid shooting deer that have tags in an ear or collars around their necks for several reasons, some being that they’re unsure if the deer is protected, a pet, an escapee from a fenced property or perhaps some kind of science project. The deer really are hanging around biker bars and tattoo parlors...

Deer Buck Growl Vocalization

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...

Rage Broadheads Terry and Mark Drury

GRAPHIC: Watch Some of The Most Amazing Broadhead Bloodtrails

If you’re a diehard deer hunter you love amazing bloodtrails and no doubt about how to find your big buck after putting a broadhead through the wheelhouse. Rage expandable broadheads have gained acclaim for putting massive entry and exit wounds in deer, which helps hunters find their prized buck or doe. Rage expandables also...

Do you want to learn more about deer and deer hunting, safety, improving your skills and becoming a better hunter?

How Not to Become a Treestand Hunting Statistic This Season

Talk with any bow hunter older than 40 or 50 and ask about safety harnesses, climbing trees in the “olden days” and whether they ever had an accident or close call that made their liver quiver. Chances are good you’ll get an affirmative. Hunters a smidge older than 50ish kind of shake their heads...

Why do they only show up at night?

Revealed: The Truth About Spotlight Deer Surveys

Hunters expect wildlife managers to determine how many deer there are in an area, and biologists strive to do so. Common approaches to examine deer population size and trends include harvest data reconstruction, pellet and track counts, and browse, camera, aerial, infrared and thermal-imaging surveys. By John J. Ozoga, Deer & Deer Hunting Contributor...

If you don't have any venison just yet, try out Scott Leysath's recipe with beef. (Photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff - wwwBeefItsWhatsForDinner.com)

Ready for a Creative, New Way to Prepare Your Venison?

We’re never too big on Cream of Mushroom as a go-to for venison dishes, often seeing hunter-chefs resort to some worn out recipe that’s just not good. “Prepare venison, put into slow cooker with giant can of Cream of Mushroom and favorite herbs, cook the snot out of it and then eat it with...

whitetail deer management

The Problem With Scientific Deer Management

Despite his efforts to educate the public on sound deer management, Aldo Leopold realized the lessons learned from wars between nations apply to those waged over natural resources. By Marybeth Lorbiecki In September 1939, Germany invaded Poland. During the dark months of the next 2½ years, Europe exploded with tanks, bombs and guns. The...

The High Tail folds into one compact bundle, making it highly portable.

Hunting Solo? Take the Hassle Out of Field Dressing

  Although nothing beats the camaraderie of hunting with family and friends, I honestly don’t mind hunting alone. In fact, I kind of like it. It provides me with ample time to de-stress, and there’s nothing quite like the quiet time. However, when the real work begins — like field-dressing a deer — it...