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Deer & Deer Hunting

Deer & Deer Hunting

November 2020

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

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United States
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English
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Media 360 LLC
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2 min.
celebrate life with humble appreciation

If you have followed our online videos or D&DH-TV on Pursuit Channel over the years, you might know that I am not shy when it comes to professing my faith. It’s just who I am, how I was raised, and what I believe deep down in my heart. This is usually displayed in raw emotion every time I walk up on a downed deer. It’s an incredibly humbling moment. Over the past several months, many of you have written to us and expressed that you do the same — pray — when you’re standing over a deer. These are blessed moments. A prayer I’ve been using over the years goes something like this: Dear Father in Heaven, Thank you for this wonderful day. Thank you for this wonderful gift. May this deer’s body nourish our…

3 min.
readers recoil

I RECENTLY READ the article “Top Mistakes Hunters Make During the Early Season,” and I have to agree with all three main points. Now … add the stress of public hunting lands, and the guys who walk 10 feet into the woods, 25 minutes before sunset to set up their stands. Oh, and the occasional hiker who didn’t know it was hunting season cause it’s still 75 degrees out. For those reasons and more, it’s almost impossible to hunt my area during the early archery season. — Sean Mabbitt IF YOU DON’T pay attention to the wind, all that pre-season prep was just a waste of time. Having said that, if you don’t pay attention to how and when you approach trail cameras, your season could be over before it starts. — Jermy Baker IN…

1 min.
d+df community

Find us on Facebook FACEBOOK/DEERHUNTINGMAG SURVEY ON THE TENNESSEE DEER HUNTERS FACEBOOK PAGE TENNESSEE “DEER” FRIENDS, SIMPLE QUESTION: DO YOU LIKE OR LOATHE THE VELVET DEER HUNT? JUST CURIOUS! NATHAN KIMERY I would be a fan of it if I felt people actually read and followed the rules of not hunting public land during velvet season since public is all I hunt. I hope I am wrong, but I have a feeling there are those that hunt public during the velvet season. WILLIAM J. CLARK I don’t believe in it personally, but if other people like it, that’s fine too and congrats to those who were successful this year. GIL LACKEY Never scored but tons of fun. It’s a gift. Enjoy it. And anyone who tells you bucks in velvet are stupid has never tried to hunt them. BAILEY…

4 min.
weather to hunt

I wrestled a dead limb from the leaf litter and hurled it at the red fox. They brought $4.75 in bounty, and the pelt was worth a buck. For me, at 15, not much rivaled the dream of taking a fox. He jumped, quickly appraised the situation, and vanished into the pelting sleet storm. The storm made it happen. Without the noise and motion of the sleet, I would never have gotten that close to the fox. I was less than 12 feet from the critter when I tried to deck it with a hunk of hickory. He had his nose in the leaves, apparently thinking he and a mouse were alone in the world. Oh, to have had a gun! That happened during deer season many years ago. Back then, the…

7 min.
just one misstep

I awoke early Sept. 22, 2016, with a doctor’s appointment in 90 minutes. The sun was exceedingly bright as it shined over Lake Huron, appearing as though it was on the hood of my car. I had a lot to do that day and believed my preparation for bow season had fallen behind, as I had spent most of summer repairing hailstorm damage to my home and garage. Further, my son-in-law and grandson were expecting their stands to be up and baited, which added urgency. UNEXPECTED TURN OF EVENTS The day was going smoothly, and it appeared everything would go as planned. I got a bite to eat, loaded my stand, saw and various tools in the car, and then headed for the woods. I had chosen the shortest and lightest of my…

8 min.
the fate of fawns

There is a period of a few weeks after a fawn is born that is mostly hidden to the prying eyes of humans. We occasionally get a glimpse into this secret period when we are fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time. Maybe we stumble on a newborn fawn curled in its grassy bed, lying perfectly still to avoid attracting attention, or maybe we get a short look at a week-old fawn and mother silhouetted in the rising sun, standing next to one another while the fawn nurses. These brief glimpses into this period of life are heartwarming and cause us to become even more attached to the serenity of nature. However, the reality of this period of life for fawns is far from serene:…