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...

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SHOT Show 2015: Deer Hunting Ammo for Top Performance

Deer hunters are constantly wanting outstanding terminal performance from their rifles, slug guns, handguns and muzzleloaders to effectively and quickly put a buck or doe on the ground. Whether you’re chasing big bucks in Iowa or helping with doe management in Alabama, you want to make sure you’re feeding your gun the best ammunition....

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BloodBrother Imagination Runs Wild at Annual SHOT Show

As you read this little NugeDitty, my 73rd deeranddeerhunting.com NugeBlog, do please share my Gonzo happiness this very day knowing that my wonderful family and I are at the annual Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade (SHOT) show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now when I say my family, I’m not just talking about my biological family....