whitetail deer hunting

Spicy Meatball Recipe

Make These Venison Meatballs for Thanksgiving Appetizers

When Uncle Claude and Aunt Gertie show up, you know they’re going to be hungry after driving the land yacht over the river and through the woods for the annual Thanksgiving feast. She’ll rumble into the kitchen looking to “help out a bit” and he’ll be hungry, eyeballing anything and everything to rid the...

deer hunting chili

Six Venison Chili Recipes You Should Try This Season

Mmmm, can you think of many things to eat during hunting season that are better than a steamin’ hot bowl of deer chili? It’s tough to do, I know. As much as we love burgers, roasts, slow-cooked anything and smoked sausages, the greatness of deer chili is hard to argue against. There are so...

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Hunters Get Deer From the Woods on a Bicycle

When Michael Hehner and Chris Johnson trek into the forest to hunt deer, they’re smart enough to ride a bicycle just in case they drop a buck or doe. Pretty cool, eh? This isn’t a new hunting trick, by any means, but some hunters don’t want to fool with a bike. But instead of...

INNOVATION  Cuddeback E2 IR camera

D+DH Innovation Zone: Cuddeback E2 IR

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Andy Brown with Cuddeback game cameras shows us the new Cuddeback E2 Series IR camera. This camera has a 20 mp capability for images, infrared flash and a great price point. From the producers of Deer & Deer Hunting TV on Sportsman Channel. D+DH...

Tailtales

8 Messages Deer Send Hunters With Their Tails

When you spot a deer, study its tail. What you observe will help you make smart hunting decisions. Of course, the deer’s body language is important to watch, too. It goes hand in hand in with what the tail is doing. But the tail’s actions are a very visible, clear and direct indication of...

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Have You Entered Yet for the Mossberg Rifle?

Time is running out to sign up for a chance to win an awesome Mossberg Patriot rifle to hunt deer and other game, or give as a great heirloom to a son or daughter. Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Gordy Krahn visited Mossberg’s Texas factory earlier this summer to see how the rifles and...

Hunters typically go through different stages during their lives, from wanting to shoot just about anything to mellowing out and enjoying the experience.

Where Are You Among the Five Stages of a Hunter?

While doing a little poking around yesterday for an upcoming story, I needed to find the information below and after doing so realized it’s always a good idea for a refresher. By Alan Clemons, Southern Managing Editor This “Five Stages of a Hunter has been kicked around since about the mid 1980s following some...

Parmesean Venison

Use Fresh Ingredients for this Great Venison Parmesan

Stacy Harris, author of “Happy Healthy Family: Tracking The Outdoors In” has enjoyed preparing, cooking and eating venison for years. Her family enjoys the outdoors, from their big summer vegetable garden that includes herbs and fruits, to the hunting seasons for big and small game. Fishing, of course, is almost a year-round deal. Her...

Various factors can affect the population of deer, from weather and natural conditions to hunting pressure, predation, disease and more.

The 7 Habits of Happy Deer Hunters

Who are the happiest deer hunters you know? Are they the ones who fill their freezers every year? Are they the ones who have a wall filled with trophy-class bucks? Or are they the guys and gals who own hundreds of acres of prime ground of which they patrol militantly in search of trespassing...

Darron McDougal often pursues bucks by utilizing tactics around rivers, creeks and waterways.

Nab a River Buck: Exploit Big Bucks with an Aqua Ambush

Worn from seven days of rising early for the 1.5-mile trek to my public-land stand, I sat overlooking a whitetail runway along a wooded Kansas river-bottom. For two days I’d hunted from dark to dark, which proved tiresome because mature bucks were locked down. Winds had calmed, the river sang a sweet serenade, and mid-morning rays...