whitetail deer hunting

Once you put your venison on the grill or smoker, don't overcook it!

Grilling Deer? Once You Burn, There’s No Return!

Many years ago during a cookout with family members, I pretty much stood over the grill to make sure my steak didn’t end up looking like the sole of a worn-out hunting boot. Fortunately, the host shared my desire for a marbled ribeye the way they’re supposed to be prepared: seared on the outside...

Dan Schmidt with his Texas turkey that dropped after a much quieter blast from his shotgun thanks to the SilencerCo Salvo 12 suppressor.

Benefits of Using Suppressors For Deer Hunting, Shooting Sports

Firearm sound suppressors, or “silencers” as they are sometimes called, are devices which help reduce the noise of gunfire to hearing safe levels when attached to the end of a firearm’s barrel. Suppressors are generally nothing more than containment systems with a series of baffles which help contain and re-direct the expanding gasses that...

INNOVATION  Summit Safety Harnesses

D+DH Innovation Zone: Summit Pro, Sport Harnesses

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Beth Jones with Pradco gives us the skinny on the new Summit Stands Pro and Sport safety harnesses. They’re designed for comfort and, most importantly, safety. Both are priced right, too, so you don’t have any reason whatsoever to not wear a safety harness....

A post-war longbow and cedar arrows fueled Mr. Nugent's fire, which lit the fire of his son Ted and grandsons!

Ask Uncle Ted: Tips for Your Sacred Venison

Rule #1 — Respect your elders. At my age (67.4 hyper years) this can definitely come in rather handy since the largest percentage of my fellow man is noticeably younger than old, feeble me. Based on the many millions of wonderful folk around the world I get to communicate with every day on my...

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The Facts and Truth About Culling Bucks

Culling is the selective removal of presumably inferior deer in order to improve the quality of the remaining population. Among whitetails, the culling harvest strategy generally involves targeting those bucks with inferior antlers for removal to improve overall antler quality of those left to do the breeding and for harvest at an older age....

Gregg Ritz of Hunt Masters with a great Thompson/Center muzzleloader buck.

Avoid These Mistakes Flying with a Muzzleloader

If you’re planning a deer hunt this year with a muzzleloader and will be flying to your destination, take the advice of one well-seasoned traveler to avoid problems with the TSA folks at the airport. Veteran hunter Greg Ritz has flown around the world with muzzleloaders. He’s seen security checks go easy-peasy and others...

INNOVATION  CVA Scout Takedown

D+DH Innovation Zone: CVA Scout Takedown Rifle

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Chad Schearer with CVA gives us the lowdown on the very cool new CVA Scout Takedown Rifle. Available in three low-recoil and popular calibers, this rifle will find a home for you to pursue predators, varmints and maybe deer. From the producers of Deer...

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Hot Gear: Tough Crossbow Cases Protect Your Investment

Returning last autumn from a hunt at Wicked Outfitters in southeast Kansas, I put my suitcase on the scale at the airport and then my crossbow case. It’s the Plano Manta case, which is big and solid and protects my bow incredibly well. Like other Plano hardshell cases, it has a PillarLock system for...