For the past 20 years, biologists and hunters have debated the merits of whitetail scraping behavior when it comes to formulating hunting strategies. Although few argue about why white-tailed bucks make scrapes, many biologists have concluded the whitetail's scrape-making process is predominantly a nighttime behavior and, therefore, not to be taken seriously when formulating hunting tactics. Truth be known, when many of the major scrape research projects are looked at closely, you'll find the daytime human activity was moderate to heavy in the research area. The bottom line? When the amount of daytime human activity is significant, whitetails become nocturnal and move only under the cover of darkness. The key for hunting any whitetail sign be it scrapes, rubs, or food sources is to make sure there is ample daytime movement in the deer population. If there is, great hunting opportunities will exist.
Knowing when to start tracking a deer makes for a better hunter. Understand when to go after a deer and when to wait after the shot.
Whitetail gender ratios are a common topic of conversation among whitetail hunters. Host Dan Schmidt and Dr. Steven Ditchkoff explain not only their beliefs on the matter but also provide scientific insights into buck-to-doe ratios within whitetail herd.
It doesn't matter how much experience you have as a hunter, there's always that one hunt that takes you back to what it was like the very first time. In this episode Dan Schmidt explains the importance of a someone's first hunt. Following that, we take a look at first time hunts from you, the fans!
Dan Schmidt is out in Carlile, Wyoming with outdoor writer Bob Robb for some classic western whitetail archery hunting. Bob and Dan discuss the various tactics needed when aggressively hunting out west.
Whitetail hunting experts, Dan Schmidt and Mark Kayser debunk some of the biggest myths about the rut! Following that, Mark heads out to Nebraska to get in on some excellent river bottom hunting!
As hunters we all know how important it is to honor those who came before us and shared their wisdom. As we grow older we stray away from our roots and fail to remember what made us the people we are today. In this episode, Mark Kayser meets up with his son Cole, for their annual thanksgiving hunt to honor their family tradition.
Last year Dan Schmidt took a fallow piece of private ground and turned it into a fabulous deer hunting honey hole. This year he's at it again and there's no safe doe in the neighborhood.
Dan Schmidt sits down with whitetail expert Dr. Stephen Ditchkoff of Auburn University and gets his take on whether or not the "Cull" buck exsists, scientifically speaking that is.
Dan Schmidt provides his insights on how to grow bigger bucks while hunting with good friend Steve Bartylla in the infamous Golden Triangle of Illinois.
Opening day is an exciting time to get out into the treestand. But what about the weeks that follow, as the bucks begin to transition into their fall food sources?
They say mother nature can be harsh and cruel. Dan Schmidt talks us through hunting whitetails that have been met with prolonged drought.
When the rut is rocking don't always count on it being the oldest or biggest bucks to dominate the field. There's a bit more to it than that. Dan Schmidt explains.
It's a venison party with outdoor writer and cook Brad Fenson as he shows off some of his favorite venIson recipes while chasing Montana whitetails.
Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt heads to Devil's Tower in Carlile, Wyoming for some close encounters of the whitetail kind.
After Dan Schmidt passes on a giant six-pointer in deer camp, notorious bowhunter Bob Robb capitalizes on the opportunity to check off "mature six-pointer" from his bucket list.
With so much focus on Chronic Wasting Disease, a more deadly disease is all to often being overlooked while it desimates deer herds across the world, that disease is EHD.
Everybody is always fighting about does. Should you shoot them? Should you not? Well the team explains why you're all probably right and wrong in this episode of Deer & DeeR Hunting TV.
It's lean, delicious, savory and the best part of the hunt. In this episode of Deer and Deer Hunting, Dan Schmidt, Mark Kayser and Brad Fenson share with us their thoughts on the other red meat, venison.
There's nothing in the world like waking up and hitting the sweet November woods. That said, make sure you're applying the right hunting tactics for the right time of year.
Hunting the late season is just as exciting as hunting during the rut. As a hunter you have the opportunity to better understand a whitetail's needs, now that winter has come. In this episode Mark Kayser attempts to fill his Iowa buck tag in December.
Outdoor writers including Dan Schmidt, Mark Kayser, Ted Nugent and more give there insights on the current state of the hunting world and what they see for the future of the lifestyle.
Part two of our exclusive profile of the current state of hunting in America and whether or not we believe there is light at the end of the tunnel.
There's no doubt that social media has provided the hunting community a platform for expansion and a place within today's technological society, but can hunters go too far with their posts and potentially harm the community we all love?
In this episode of Deer & Deer Hunting TV we stray from the whitetail path to find out just how elusive the exotic axis deer can be.
We all wait around each year for bow or traditional gun season to come around, and there's nothing wrong with that. But let's not overlook one of the best hunts that's often left on the table each year, muzzleloader season.
Today we head over to the sandhills of Nebraska where the average hunter may never think to find a collection of big whitetails.
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