whitetail deer hunting

Understanding Ballistics

Alan Clemons’ Pick of the Day: Understanding Ballistics

When it comes to picking the right bullet and ammunition for your deer hunting rifle, muzzleloader or handgun the choices can be overwhelming. Do you want a bullet with a lead or ballistic tip? What grain size works best for your gun and why? Is something smaller and faster far better than heavier and,...

Kim Rhode at the 2004 Olympics during her run of five straight with a medal. (Photo: USA Shooting)

Olympic Champion Kim Rhode Wins Gold, Hunts Deer, Carries U.S. Flag

Kim Rhode of El Monte, Calif., is one of the world’s greatest competitive shotgun athletes, a mother and has loved fishing, hunting and being outdoors ever since she was young. Rhode is the first United States Olympian competing in an individual sport to win five medals in five consecutive Olympic Games. She won Olympic gold...

Dan Schmidt DDH TV

Take Deer & Deer Hunting With You Anywhere

After a day of hunting, there’s nothing better than being back at camp. As someone starts talking about the trouble they had last year blood-trailing their deer, and you recall an article in Deer & Deer Hunting that gave practical and comprehensive advice on all sorts of trailing scenarios. There’s a pot of chili cooking but it...

Gunshop Rifle

GunShop: Battle of the 30-Caliber Deer Rifles

It’s one of the oldest rivalries in ballistics — the venerable .30-06 Sprg. versus the oh-so-popular .308 Win. Which is better for deer hunting? By Dave Henderson Quite honestly, it’s the same argument as Coke versus Pepsi, Ford versus Chevrolet or wood stocks versus synthetic. The difference in performance is negligible and although both...

Bushnell Binocs

VIDEO: Best Binoculars for the Money and What to Look For

Deer hunters want quality equipment at reasonable prices and that’s not a bad thing at all, whether it’s a rifle or apparel or optics. Optics, of course, span the gamut today to pretty much include anything with glass. Binoculars, monoculars, laser rangefinders, scopes, thermal imaging gear, spotting scopes … it’s a big field with myriad...

Pat and Nicole Reeve

Pat and Nicole Reeve’s Pick of the Day: Trophy Whitetails

Trophy Whitetails with Pat and Nicole Reeve by Duncan Dobie takes a page out of the Driven TV stars’ book, guiding you through their history and making suggestions for effectively hunting trophy whitetails. As one of the most knowledgeable bowhunters in the industry, Pat has plenty of experience to pull from including his time as...

Part of a good management plan includes shooting does when the population numbers dictate doing so.

Grow ’em Big: How Many Whitetail Does Should You Shoot?

Questions about doe management run rampant through the deer hunting community and often are focused on these three themes: How do you know when, where and how many does to shoot off a given property? They’re legitimate questions, of course. If you have a lot of deer or don’t have too many, figuring out...

DEER   Mineral site

It’s Time to Get Moving on Mineral Sites for Deer

If you want your local deer herd to benefit from a mineral site, now is the time to get one established. According to D&DH contributing editor Matt Harper, in whitetail’s spring and summer, the whitetail’s mineral and vitamin needs spike dramatically. “This is due to the physical condition of the deer,” Matt says. “For example, the...

doe

Add a Doe or Two to Your Freezer This Season

Applying early boosts chances for hunters seeking antlerless tags and adding some more deer meat to your freezer this hunting season. Pennsylvania deer hunters who want to better their chances of obtaining an antlerless license will want to send in applications during the first round of sales set to kick off on Monday, July...