It’s almost the perfect afternoon for deer hunting. There’s just enough nip in the air to warrant this knit hat, and the air is crisp enough to turn my breath into small billows with every exhale. There’s not much wind, but what little there is creates a wind-chime effect with the red, yellow and orange […]
Feed your whitetail passion and broaden your knowledge with the insights, advice, tips, tactics and honest commentary from white-tailed deer expert, D&DH Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt.
A new test developed by researchers in Minnesota now allows hunters to further determine if their venison is free of the chronic wasting disease prions. Although no scientific research has shown a link between CWD and human disease concerns, some hunters are wary of eating venison from deer in CWD areas. The news on […]
Ted Nugent — full-time rocker and deer hunting fanatic — did not do meth and poop his pants to avoid being drafted during the Vietnam War. He did, however, use parts of a wild, true story that happened — to one of his former bandmates — to embellish a rock-n-roll interview with a stoned reporter […]
It is with great sadness that we hear of the sudden passing of deer hunting great R.G. Bernier of Standish, Maine. Dick was a master tracker, hunter, writer, photographer and devout Christian. He was 62. I first met Dick about 20 years ago when I took over the helm here at Deer & Deer Hunting. […]
What’s the healthiest venison? Well, that’s kind of a trick question, because all venison is extremely healthy. In fact, it’s the healthiest red meat on the planet! But there’s lots of different kinds of venison. In fact, that’s a topic in and of itself. Venison, by its very definition, is any type of wild game. […]
You don’t have to be an old-school arrow flinger to appreciate this walk down memory lane. It all started last Tuesday during a random texting conversation between me and my longtime friend, who happens to be an archery fanatic from way back. He’s 73, and he remembers hunting with stick and string during those glory […]
A college professor once told me that irreverence toward dead creatures (namely, from hunting) is common among humans. The way he explained it was that those who seemed most obnoxious in their displays of irreverance to slain creatures are those who, in the moment, feel surges of anxiety about their own mortality. He said these […]
There’s a lot of unrest in the outdoors world these days, and numerous topics need to be addressed head-on by sportsmen and women everywhere. We cannot be complacent on any topic that compromises our natural resources (first), and our cherished hunting traditions (second). Here are three of them that have been in the news lately, […]
We have watched this episode before here in America: Empty ammunition aisles at gun shops, sporting goods stores, and online retailers. And, yes, politics has a hand in the matter, but not to the extent that a lot of people believe. Here are the real reasons why you can’t find rounds for your favorite deer […]
A sagging buck pole is the ultimate reward, but deer camp’s true joys come from the seemingly insignificant events.