Black-Tailed Deer

  • Introducing the New Winchester Deer Season Slug

    Ammo — it’s what makes the deer hunting world go ‘round. Every fall, deer hunters stock up on it to shoot and hunt with. This year will be no different. What will be different though is a hot new slug option on the market, courtesy of Winchester. The new Deer...

  • Remington Introduces Premier Expander Shotshell Ammunition

    Deer hunting. Hog shooting. This new shotshell slug provides an option for you. The Remington Premier Expander features Barnes all-copper-tipped Expander slugs. As shotshell dynamics go, six cutting petals deploy at impact, inflicting terminal damage and pass-through penetration. Delivering 2 3/4-inch or 3-inch magnum-caliber terminal performance in either 12 and...

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10 Awesome Venison Recipes for Deer Hunters

I’ll give you the top three reasons I deer hunt. Backstrap. Tenderloin. And backstrap. Food — that’s the main reason we hunt, right? It is for me and many hunters that I know. I’m not saying you shouldn’t hunt for fun or to be with family and friends. Those are...


You’ve Been Hanging Your Deer Wrong for Years

A rope around the neck or a gambrel through the Achilles tendon — that’s how most hang their deer. Walk into any well-respected steakhouse locker, though, and you’ll see beef hanging completely different. The ideal way to hang your ungulate for aging is using a technique called the tenderstretch method...


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How to Fletch for Better Crossbow Bolt Accuracy

Today’s high-end crossbows boast tack-driving, out-of-the box accuracy, but with that performance comes a hefty price tag. Budget minded models are certainly proficient but their ability to hold tight groups when shooting at distance or with broadhead-tipped bolts can be less than ideal. Fortunately, there’s an inexpensive way to increase...


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8 Reasons to Hate Public-Land Deer Hunting

I’m a positive, optimistic person, so I apologize up front for my headline’s negative spin. However, after 16 years of hunting deer on public land, I’ve about had it. Understand: I’m not throwing a pity party for myself, nor am I quitting. I’m just frustrated. And if you’ve hunted public...


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18 Tips for Stalking Deer with a Bow

Stalking deer is a serious business. Slipping up on an animal that can smell you from 400 yards, see you from 3/4 of a mile and hear the slightest snap of a twig is tricky business. It takes real skill to accomplish this sort of thing. And that’s why we’re...


What to Do When Your Guided Hunt Goes Wrong

You’ve spent good money to hunt with a guide in a choice location. You expect to have a great time, a safe hunt, clean and comfortable accommodations and a reasonable shot at success. You expect the guide to do everything in his/her power to increase your odds for taking a...


Michael Waddell's Deer Hunting Gear List

Deer hunting requires gear. Some gear items are necessary. Others are just good to have. These things, though, are on the must-have list for Michael Waddell. Don't Miss: Back When Deer Hunting Was Just That Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out...


Women and How They’re Affecting the Deer Hunting Tradition

Cultural evolution has a presence in deer hunting. Whether in a retail store or on a social media platform, it is inevitable to encounter a woman being promoted by the hunting industry. Sometimes she will be shooting the next rifle you should purchase. Other times she might be showing her...


4 Types of Releases for Bowhunters

Choosing a release aid is like choosing a wife. She's got to be just right in order to take that super dive into the deep end. And like women, no two are created equally. Different materials are used, steel tolerances and quality are never the same, price tags are rarely...


How to Travel with a Bow Case

Do you travel to hunt? Fly from point A to B with hunting gear in tow? Packing can be a challenge, especially with all of the necessary items. Here's how to make it easier. Don't Miss: 5 Great New Bows for 2018 Are you a bowhunter wanting to learn how...


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7 Land Conservation Government Programs to Consider for Your Hunting Property

Conservation programs are great for wildlife, hunters and landowners. The benefits they provide are immeasurable in terms of wildlife habitat recovery, protection and enhancement. While every program is different in terms of rules, objectives and level of payout (some pay the landowner and others just pay for habitat improvements), depending...


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15 of the Best Educational Tools for New and Experienced Deer Hunters

Deer hunting is a big world. And there's still much to learn for both new and experienced hunters. These 15 deer hunting interactive guides will do just that.


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