whitetail deer hunting

Dan Schmidt Deer from Wyoming Bowhunt

Ten Tried and True Bowhunting Products

Our editor-in-chief goes through his bowhunting gear, piece by piece, and explains why he thinks these 10 items are among the best new bowhunting products for whitetail hunters. By Daniel E. Schmidt Not unlike white-tailed deer, we bowhunters are creatures of habit. We find the best new bowhunting products, and we stick with them...

Hart J Outfitters Dakota

Deer Talk Now: Tips for Bowhunting Early Season Whitetails

Deer & Deer Hunting’s Dan Schmidt interviews expert guide Chris Jorde on tips and tactics for bowhunting whitetails in the early season for the latest episode of Deer Talk Now, on the road in North Dakota. Jorde is the owner of Hart J Outfitters near Towner and offers hunters great opportunities for bucks throughout...

Food Plot

The Easiest Thing You Can Do to Help Your Food Plots

This great deer hunting tip falls into the category of “Wow, that’s really simple and I should have been doing this all along” after you hear about it. Deer hunters who plant food plots, from simple rye or clover to more elaborate mixtures and commercially bagged products, should all share one thing in common:...

Twins First Deer

Twins’ First Buck Memorable in More Ways Than One

For years, my twin boys have hunted with me. First they went to watch, then later they went to join in the hunt. Most of their deer hunts have been tests of patience, as Tennessee deer hunting can at times be more bird watching and squirrel barking than hunting and shooting. While they had...

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Don’t Be Afraid of Grunting for Your Bucks

Mature whitetail bucks can be frustratingly elusive because of their stealth and unpredictability during much of the hunting season. Fortunately during the rut, many bucks slip out of that mold and shift to a bold and boisterous attitude. They will even announce their presence with a variety of vocalizations. The growl is one of...

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Take Advantage of the Best Times to Hunt the Rut

Take full advantage of the short window for white-tailed deer hunting during the rut with expert advice from the staff of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine. Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Hunting the Rut is a comprehensive strategy manual for every aspect of the upcoming rut, delivering more than 40 years of experience...

Tailtales

Did You Know? 8 Messages Deer Send With Their Tails

When you spot a deer, study its tail. What you observe will help you make smart hunting decisions. Of course, the deer’s body language is important to watch, too. It goes hand in hand in with what the tail is doing. By Tom Carpenter But the tail’s actions are a very visible, clear and...

Venison cheese

Savory, Cheesy Venison Burgers Sound Great Anytime

Venison burgers have no season when they’re in or out, unlike a stew or soup that is more favorable for chilly nights or a cold day at deer camp after a morning hunt. Burgers are great whether you fire up the grill and slap a hearty man-sized slab of venison burger on it or...

Sitka Early Season Whitetail Jacket

Early Season Deer Hunting Chills Not a Problem Anymore

Early season mornings can be nippy sometimes, and that’s not a bad thing after the brutal heat of summer, but it’s always good to be prepared for any weather condition while deer hunting. Even the chill of a dark morning can get you a little stiff or shivering after walking to your stand. That’s...