DDH Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt with his free range 11-point Florida buck that scored 137 1/8.

Deer Drops Dead From a Shot Where?

If you bowhunt long enough, you’re bound to experience some really interesting reactions by deer. Such was the case with this Florida buck I shot last month. After watching this buck’s reaction, one would think it was hit in the spine or, better yet, the brachial plexus (high shoulder). As you can see from...

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Ethics and Long-Range Shooting: When is a Shot too Far?

This article is an excerpt from… Gun Digest Book of Long-Range Shooting, 2nd Edition Get the most recent advances in guns and gear to extend your range for hunting, informal target shooting, and formal competition. Discover new tools for long-range shooters both in the field and on the firing range, with coverage of new...

Wild venison is the missing link for many of today's locavores. There's nothing more satisfying than preparing a dinner that you completely grew and/or harvested yourself. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

3 Ways Shot Placement Affects Venison Quality

The quality of your venison is a direct result of the care you take (or don’t) after the animal is down and while you are processing the animal at home. However, did you know that the it’s equally important to take care before the shot and during the trailing process? Here are a few...

Dan Schmidt aiming at an extreme quartering-to target as part of the Deer Talk Now illustration.

Deer Talk Now: Bowhunting Shot Placement is a Game of Angles

When you’re deer hunting and have a big buck or doe within range, your best shot placement on the deer depends on the angle that deer is standing when you release the arrow. Makes sense, right? A broadside or slightly quartering-away shot is what most bowhunters look for. A severe quartering-to or quartering-away is...

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Video: The Wildest Most Amazing Archery Trick Shots Ever

Yeah, you’re pretty good with a bow. You can stack arrows in your Block or Rinehart target at 20 and 30 and even 40 yards. You’ve shot deer from weird angles in treestands and ground blinds, made long shots, and threaded an arrow through that tiny gap between those two trees. But you’ll be...

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Best Shot Placement on Deer for Bowhunting

The best shot placement on deer for bowhunting can be learned by watching many of today’s hunting shows on TV. Most folks watch hunting shows only to be entertained. I get that. And who can blame them? But I say there is so much to be learned from today’s hunting programs, especially if you...