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Deer & Deer Hunting

Deer & Deer Hunting

Equipment Annual

Deer & Deer Hunting is written and edited for serious, year-round hunting enthusiasts, focusing on hunting techniques, deer biology and behavior, deer management, habitat requirements, the natural history of deer and hunting ethics

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Media 360 LLC
Frequency:
Monthly
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11 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
welcome to a brand new world

The plump doe tested the wind for a few moments before stepping out from some brambles and into the turnip food plot. My heart hammered as I whispered to David Gilane to get his video camera ready. He was already on task. It happened like it had so many times before. The doe cautiously fed on turnip greens while slowly working into a broadside position just 115 yards from our location. I swiveled in the ground blind’s seat and buried the shotgun’s stock into my cheek. Finally, the doe committed and walked toward the center of the plot and paused when she heard my half-baked attempt at a bleat. I steadied the scope’s vertical line on her foreleg and raised the crosshair until it settled on the pie-shaped muscle group about 4…

1 min.
ddh community

CONNECT WITH D&DH ON SOCIAL MEDIA AT: FACEBOOK: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/DEERHUNTINGMAG/ YOUTUBE: WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/DDHONLINE INSTAGRAM: WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/DEERANDDEERHUNTING_ TWITTER: @DEERHUNTINGMAG PINTEREST: WWW.PINTEREST.COM/DEERHUNTINGMAG/ Find us on Facebook FACEBOOK/DEERHUNTINGMAG COME ALONG AS WE DIVE THROUGH DEER CAMP MEMORIES FROM THE LATE 1800s TO EARLY 1900s. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE DEER CAMP MEMORIES? REACTIONS: 2,620 COMMENTS: 58 Social Snapshot *MONTHLY AVERAGES FOR JAN./FEB. 2020 DEER & DEER HUNTING FACEBOOK • PINTEREST • INSTAGRAM • TWITTER • YOUTUBE FOLLOWERS: 1.01 MILLION REACH: 7.6 MILLION VIDEO VIEWS: 1.93 MILLION Community Corner On opening day of the 2019 Illinois shotgun season Michael Thompson shot the biggest buck of his life. Congratulations, Michael!…

9 min.
arrow ballistics

I had someone tell me once, “An arrow is an arrow.” Not true. While arrows may not receive the accolades bows, sights and broadheads often do, the truth is, no accessory is more important. The arrow/broadhead combo is the only part of your archery arsenal that travels through the air and contacts the animal. Shift your stick-and-string focus for a moment and think about the rifle crowd. These guys and gals are obsessed with ballistics. Why? They want precision accuracy, and when that bullet reaches its target, they want to know, based on its weight, design and speed, exactly how it will perform. Bowhunters should be no different. Arrow design is a science. During my archery tenure, I’ve watched manufacturers go to great lengths to make arrows smaller in diameter, improve spine…

9 min.
compound interest

Continued advancement in bow design should be applauded, and this year’s lineup of vertical wonders is nothing short of spectacular. Bow manufacturers are like movie producers. Each year, producers work tirelessly to come up with ideas for a blockbuster hit. Producers know if they get stagnant, they will be dead in the water. Bow makers are no different. Each year, after shooting some of the new models, I sit and ponder how engineers continue to make bows faster, smoother, quieter and more efficient. In truth, I have no idea how they do it, but the hits just keep coming. Recently, I was able to sit down with Mathews’ Caleb Parry and chew the stick-and-string fat about this legendary bow company’s all-new VXR. Being Mathews has branded the bow as its most efficient…

8 min.
advancements in modern deer rifles

When I first started seriously shooting and deer hunting in the 1960s, an “accurate” deer rifle was one that produced three-shot groups at 100 yards that measured 1 ½ inches; anything that grouped 2 inches was considered accurate enough. And that was usually achieved only after trying lots of different ammunition, working the trigger over, glass bedding the barrel, and other custom shop-type modifications. Today’s off-the-shelf, moderately priced rifles routinely shoot 1-inch groups or less. That kind of accuracy breeds confidence that when you squeeze the trigger at distances both near and far, your bullet will hit right where you want it to. There are a lot of reasons for this “accuracy invasion,” as I like to call it. Better machines and machining techniques, tighter tolerances, space-age quality control, and heightened…

4 min.
hot picks

THOMPSON/CENTER VENTURE II The Venture II now offers Thompson/Center’s 3- to 4-pound Generation II trigger system. Designed for the toughest conditions, this rifle incorporates a corrosionresistant Weather Shield® coating that is 50 times more corrosion resistant than stainless steel, and a black composite stock with Hogue® Panels to help shrug off the harshest weather. Its match-grade barrel has 5R rifling, which delivers superior accuracy by causing less bullet deformation, giving greater bullet stability over multiple shots, and has guaranteed Minute Of Angle accuracy, with 1-inch, three-shot groups at 100 yards with premium factory ammunition. The rifle is available in nine calibers from .243 Win. up to 7mm Rem. Mag. Capacity: 3+1 detachable magazine. Length: 42 inches. Weight: 7.3 pounds. MSRP: $525 INFO: TCARMS.COM THOMPSON/CENTER PERFORMANCE CENTER LONG RANGE RIFLE For extreme long-distance shooting,…