youth hunting

Make America Great Again This Summer

Ah, summertime and the living is easy, so the song says. So what are you doing this summer to make America great again? I am here to tell you it’s so simple it’s stupid. When “we the people” put our minds to it, nothing is beyond reach. With pleasant weather and the kids getting...

SCI Joins NSSF’S “Project ChildSafe” to Emphasize Responsible Firearms Storage

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) announced today that Safari Club International (SCI), the nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and the protection of hunters’ rights, will join forces with NSSF’s Project ChildSafe to emphasize the importance of responsible firearm storage. In addition to SCI, the two other branches of the organization...

Baptize Them Slow and Easy!

Some of us in this glorious world of deerhunting are just plain lucky, especially those of us so doggone fortunate to have been born into a hunting family from the very beginning of our American outdoors Dream. It was December 13, 1948 when I arrived in Detroit, Michigan. My dad, Warren Henry Nugent was,...

Never Forget That When You’re Deer Hunting, Just Have Fun!

All too often we get caught up in everything about deer hunting, or hunting or fishing, and forget about what it was like when we began all those years ago. Remember that? Remember the anticipation, the excitement, the curiosity? Remember sitting in a blind or stand, or on a stump in a forest, and...

State Game Commission Revises Mentored Hunting Program

After weeks of controversy about possibly dropping its mentored hunting program, which rankled many veteran hunters and organizations interested in helping get more youth involved in the outdoors, one state wildlife agency reached a compromise of sorts. A decision given preliminary approval Jan. 27 by the Pennsylvania Game Commission will alllow children under age 7 to...

Twins’ First Buck Memorable in More Ways Than One

For years, my twin boys have hunted with me. First they went to watch, then later they went to join in the hunt. Most of their deer hunts have been tests of patience, as Tennessee deer hunting can at times be more bird watching and squirrel barking than hunting and shooting. While they had...

Surprise Buck Turns Out to be Young Hunter’s Big One

I first met Drew Musso a few years ago here in Alabama on a dove hunt, and he recently emailed with a tale about his big deer hunting trip last season. Drew was a crack shot in the dove field and a fine young man, and there’s no doubt his shooting skills haven’t diminished...

Youth Deer Hunt Set for Massive Wildlife Refuge

Know a youth between the age of 6 and 15 who would like to experience hunting and the outdoors but may not have the place or people to take them? If you do, encourage them to apply for a once in a lifetime deer hunt opportunity at a prime location on the Dale Bumpers White...

Start ‘Em Young!

Ahhhh… if it isn’t my effervescent, ultraFUN NugeBlog #40 right here right now at deeranddeerhunting.com! Like my one of many lovesongs over so many years clearly illustrates, “I Won’t Go Away!” By Ted Nugent And why should I? If you’re not having fun with me, well, you’re weird. My life is so much fun...