whitetail deer hunting

5 Steps to Make Your Bow More Deadly

Creating a deadly-quiet bowhunting outfit makes you a deadlier predator. It’s true the modern compound bow is quieter than ever right out of the box. It’s also true you’ll never hear a bowhunter complain about his whitetail setup being too quiet. Outside Africa, where animals live in constant fear of sudden death from big...

For Great Venison, Be Sure to Grind It Out

If you’ve ever watched a butcher grinding burger, you know he doesn’t just toss in hunks of meat and what- ever’s attached to see what comes shooting out. This is good advice to follow when it comes to grinding your own venison, too. We’ve all had fantastic hamburgers made with venison or beef. Every bite...

More Clues About How, Why Deer See Better Than Humans

White-tailed deer are a prey species. Their sight, hearing and sense of smell are especially adapted to evade predators, human hunters included. While the whitetail’s ability to hear and smell potential danger is probably most critical for survival purposes, I’ve been impressed by their ability to detect even the slightest bit of potentially dangerous...

Add Variety to Your Deer Fruit Plots With This Superfood

Variety is the spice of life, and if you’re a white-tailed deer, that certainly applies to food. That’s why Chestnut Hill Outdoors, home of the very best food plot tree, the Dunstan Chestnut, provides a large selection of both hard- and soft-mast trees for use in food plots and attracting wildlife. Whitetails and most...

Few Season Changes in Store for Popular Deer Hunting State

Changes in the bag limit for white-tailed deer and formal approval of a specific firearm category were among the regulations approved for the upcoming season. The Ohio Wildlife Council met April 12, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and approved the 2017-18 hunting and trapping seasons. White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications...

The Best Ways to Introduce Kids to Firearms

Everyone has seen the family in which some shoot and hunt, and others couldn’t care less. Much of this is inherent in individual personalities. You can fight it, but rarely beat it. So approach introducing Jacob and Jennifer to firearms with enthusiasm and joy mixed with respect both for the responsibilities firearms demand and...

You Won’t Believe What Happened in this Big Buck Story

Aside from it being opening day of firearms deer season, Nov. 15, 2016, was a special day for Michigan deer hunter Harold Kleinow. Kleinow is 79 years old and hails from Carleton, Mich. That November day also is when he was presented with a refurbished head mount of the first buck his father, George Kleinow,...