whitetail deer hunting

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, and often see hunter-chefs resort to some worn out recipe that isn’t tasty. “Prepare venison, put into slow cooker with giant can of Cream of PastyGoo and some herby pepper, cook the snot out of it and then eat it with...

A before-and-after comparison of maps with the OnXMaps technology that provides more information for your traveling and hunting.

Hot Gear: Cut Scouting Time in Half with OnXMaps

Everyone understands that a successful hunt is often the result of good scouting and preparation. But that all takes times which is usually at a premium. Let technology help. Save time by downloading the HUNT App to a smartphone or tablet and scouting potential hunting spots quickly and efficiently from home. Save the maps,...

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How Effective Are Deer Whistles to Avoid Vehicle Collisions?

Do the bumper-mounted deer whistles sold to help alert whitetails really work? I’ve never been involved in a deer-vehicle accident — knock on wood — despite having driven for more than 57 years. Had a few close calls, but have never hit one; hope I never do. According to Utah State University professor Michael...

Bucks hang out together at some times of the year but research shows that big bucks tend to be loners and want their own space.

DDH Classic: Grandpa’s Food Plot Proverbs and Secrets

Believe it or not, many old truisms, proverbs and old-time sayings teach valuable lessons when farming for wildlife. I had the pleasure and opportunity to know my grandparents when I was young. My grandparents were born in the early 1900s and lived long lives. This provided me with many years of wonderful relationships …...

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How High Should I Hang My Tree Stands?

  How high should I hang my stands? This is one of the most common questions in bowhunting. Elevated hunting’s No. 1 selling point is literally rising above the astute noses of the game we pursue. In bowhunting, there’s another majorly important consideration: Undetected shot execution during the conspicuous draw cycle. Tugging a bowstring to...

Change your angles and distances when practicing during the off-season so you'll be ready for almost anything.

How to Make the Best Bow Shot to Kill a Deer

The anatomy of every successful bow shot hinges on many synchronous yet dynamic elements. This lends bowhunting the drama that keeps us coming back, but we also have an ethical obligation to eliminate uncertainty from the equation whenever possible. By Patrick Meitin Many view successful shooting as a purely-physical function of aligning sights to...

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Does Smokey’s Preorbital Lure Work? You Decide!

If you’ve ever wondered how to make the best mock scrapes even better so curious bucks get fired up about them, then take a look at this cool video. Jeremy James hunts in southeast Pennsylvania and sent this video to our good pal Smokey McNicholas, a professional trapper and veteran deer hunter in West...

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Pursuit Channel Takes Over Top TV Position

GLENWOOD, Ala. — New research reveals that the Pursuit Channel distribution footprint is America’s largest in outdoor-themed television, providing greater numbers of satellite and cable homes than Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network.1 This announcement comes on the heels of Pursuit Channel’s Fios by Verizon and CenturyLink Prism system launches. Of special note:...

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Happy Sniper Season, Deerhunters!

Ahhhh….  The effervescent mystical flight of the arrow is powerful medicine for us bowhunters, that’s for sure. I’ve heard an awful lot of gungho bowhunters over the years state emphatically that they are so over the moon thrilled by bowhunting, archery overall and the intoxicating mystical flight of the arrow that they don’t even...