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Great Tasting Venison: Science Proves What’s Best

Most deer hunters think that older, bigger deer are tougher to eat than younger, smaller ones, and that some cuts of deer make better steaks than others. But most of us don’t know exactly why it’s true. By Dr. Phillip Bishop A Polish study, in a very scientific manner, tested what most of us...

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8 Tips For Beating Buck Fever

With bow seasons kicking off in many Midwestern and Northern states, archers are hitting the woods across the country with loads of saved up anticipation. Excitement is what we’re all after. However, it can also cause us to foul up at the moment of truth. Buck fever, though, can be beat! Use these simple...

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How Venison Spoils

The key to obtaining top-quality venison starts the very moment you pull the trigger or release an arrow. By Dr. Phillip Bishop The first deer I ever took with a bow and arrow was shot just before dark. I was shooting a fiberglass recurve in those days because compounds were an expensive new development...

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The Truth About Cooking With Venison

There is little risk in eating venison, and the nutritional advantages of eating white-tailed deer meat more than cancel out any concerns. By Dr. Phillip Bishop It was a most unexpected request. One of my best friends, Dr. W. C.Z. (his real initials), had tasted venison at dinner one night at our house. The...

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Can Deer Really Hear Better than Humans?

Because deer have rather large ears, it makes sense that they can hear better than humans, right? Or can they? Many hunters assume that because deer have ears three times bigger than ours they can probably hear three times better. Some unpublished data from Art Stattleman of the University of Georgia tried to quantify...

Waterholes: The Best Way to Attract Deer?

I’ll never forget the first time I bowhunted whitetails over a manmade water source. It was in the mid-1990s, and I was hunting the famed bluffs of Buffalo County, Wisconsin. This was my first trip to this land of Boone-and-Crockett-class bucks, and I was hunting with legendary outfitter Tom Indrebo. As, daylight filtered through...

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Field & Contributing Editors Charles J. Alsheimer Senior Contributing Editor New YorkWebsite: www.CharlesAlsheimer.com “My journey as a whitetail journalist has spanned over 30 years.  During this time I’ve written, or marketed photos, to nearly every hunting magazine in the business.  Simply put, Deer and Deer Hunting is the best whitetail magazine on the market. ...

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Some of you have recently reported suspicious phone calls or offers in the mail to renew your subscription to Deer & Deer Hunting.

Your uneasiness may be justified. While still rare, fraudulent mailings and phone calls are increasing. We have confirmed that unauthorized parties are attempting to represent themselves...