whitetail deer hunting

Texas deer

Riding Shotgun for Aerial Whitetail Hunting Surveys

Certified wildlife biologist Bob Zaiglin invites the Destination Whitetail cameras to Texas, where he employs helicopters and a team of junior college students to study, manage and breed local white-tailed deer. Tune in to the Sportsman Channel on Wednesday, oct. at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT to check out their unique breeding and management process. To control...

Viking KwikHoist

The Coolest Tool You Need for Cleaning Your Deer

Whether you have a new camp that still needs some setup, are roughing it in a truck camp in the woods for a weekend or need a hand around the house, it’s not a stretch to say that cleaning a deer can be a chore sometimes. Some hunters are good with gutting and cutting...

Bucks use licking branches as signposts with their scrapes, and preorbital gland scent is a big part of it.

Advanced Licking Branch Secrets for Big Bucks

We love hearing good deer hunting success stories and even moreso when hunters have capitalized on some of the best tips or suggestions to help them be successful. Larry J. McKenzie of South Carolina wrote in to one of our good friends, John “Smokey” McNicholas, to let him know about his good hunts last...

signals

Chemical Signals: The Whitetail’s Communication Key

Popular hunting literature is filled with claims regarding the attractive powers of certain deer lures. “Estrous urine” lures, in particular, are advertised as being packed full of “hormones” and “pheromones,” reputed to be irresistible to a buck in rut. Just what is a so-called pheromone? And what do scientists have to say about this...

Ted with old doe

Hunt Hard, Hunt Smart, Hunt Fun and Share Your Stories!

By the time you read this, I will have invested seventeen attempts at ambushing the mighty whitetail deer on my sacred hunting grounds in my birthstate of Michigan, representing approximately 55 hours of treestand time. By Ted Nugent Not to mention the 6 setups and many hours prior in the magnificent Upper Peninsula after...

D&DH Editor Dan Schmidt in a Heater Body Suit.

Deer Talk Now: The Best Broadheads for Short Bloodtrails

Fixed or expandable broadhead? Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt answers this age-old bowhunting question that rages on and will continue to be debated. Fixed heads are simple, don’t have moving parts and have been time-tested. But expandables are lightweight, have slender profiles and fly like field points, and offer devastating wounds. Which...

Charles Alsheimer

Just What is the Definition of Deer Camp?

Reminisce and relive the enjoyment and excitement of a weekend spent at deer camp by tuning in to this week’s all-new Destination Whitetail, airing on the Sportsman Channel this Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. This week’s episode of Destination Whitetail examines the many facets of deer camps, the common gathering spaces where friends and...

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Hunting Alone? How to Lift a Deer By Yourself

One of the most troublesome things about a successful deer hunt is loading the buck or doe onto an ATV, the tailgate of a truck or a utility vehicle — especially if you’re alone and haven’t field-dressed it yet. Everyone has their methods, of course, but after you’re done deer hunting and have one...