Essential Tree Stand Maintenance Tips for a Safe Hunting Season

Tree Stand Maintenance Tips

Written By John VanDerLaan March 19, 2024We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Here at DeerHuntingGuide.net, hunt preparation doesn’t end just because the hunting season is over. Spring and summer is a great time for tree stand maintenance and beginning to prepare for next season. This … Read more

What Is MOA In Shooting: Minute Of Angle Explained

What Is Moa

Written By John VanDerLaan Updated September 27, 2023We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Whether it’s on your rifle or your scope, you’ve likely seen MOA written somewhere, an acronym for “Minute of Angle,” an important unit of measurement for shooting. Unfortunately, there is a lot … Read more

How Many Hunters In The US In 2024?

How Many Hunters In The US

Written By John VanDerLaan Updated September 20, 2023We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more The short answer is a lot. However, putting an exact figure on the number of hunters in the US is a bit difficult due to many factors. We dug up as many … Read more

US Hunting Statistics, Facts And Trends: Here Are The Numbers

2 Hunters In The US

Written By John VanDerLaan September 13, 2023We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more The hunting community is a world all its own, and it can be difficult to fully understand its scope socially and economically without accurate statistics. At Deer Hunting Guide, we care about the … Read more

10 Best Hunting Clothing Brands In 2024

Best Hunting Clothing Brands

Written By John VanDerLaan Updated January 22, 2024 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more The staff at Deer Hunting Guide all agree. Searching for hunting clothing has gotten a bit ridiculous. Online results spit out dozens of weirdly named brands with generic products clearly lacking … Read more

What Is The Hunter’s Most Important Item Of Clothing?

What Is The Hunter's Most Important Item Of Clothing?

Written By John VanDerLaan August 09, 2023We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more From your boot’s first step into the woods to the rain falling on your hood as you sit in the tree stand, your clothes are participating in your hunt from start to finish. … Read more

The Best Material for Hunting Clothes – A Guide for Hunters

Best Material For Hunting Clothes

Written By John VanDerLaan August 02, 2023We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Embarking on a hunting adventure requires not only skill and patience, but also the right gear to ensure success. The best material for hunting clothes can significantly impact your overall experience, from staying … Read more

Best Place To Shoot A Deer With A Crossbow: Shot Placement Do’s And Don’ts

Best Place To Shoot A Deer With A Crossbow

Written By John VanDerLaan Updated July 19, 2023We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Crossbow technology is advancing at an astounding pace. With several models boasting bolt speeds over 500 feet per second, these weapons have become especially popular with bowhunters wanting to make the most … Read more

Different Types Of Deer Mounts Poses: Ideas For Your Next Trophy

Different Types Of Deer Mounts

Written By John VanDerLaan July 14, 2023We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more At Deer Hunting Guide, we love finding the right combinations of mounts and positions to show off the trophy bucks we’ve taken and think you should too. From simple antler mounts to elaborate … Read more

10 Best Deer Hunting Books in 2024

Best Deer Hunting Books

Written By John VanDerLaan Updated February 02, 2024We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more There is nothing better than curling up in front of the fire with a good hunting book after a day in the woods. This is the finest collection of deer hunting books available … Read more

Hunting Accident Statistics: Injuries, Fatalities, and Causes

Hunting Accident Statistics

Written By John VanDerLaan Published February 05, 2023 As of 2021, 15.2 million Americans[1] hold hunting licenses, allowing them to participate in a time-honored tradition and treasured pastime. Because of the efforts of organizations like the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) and hunting and wildlife education programs, hunting has become even safer, and injuries have significantly … Read more

How To String A Recurve Bow With And Without A Stringer

How To String A Recurve Bow

Written By Ron Parker January 28, 2023We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Hunting with the recurve bow is a throwback to more primitive times that many hunters enjoy. This practice can make you feel more aligned with the environment around you while keeping the atmosphere … Read more

How to Focus Binoculars Correctly for Crystal Clear Viewing

How To Focus Binoculars

Written By John VanDerLaan January 14, 2023We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more This is it: you finally bought a nice pair of binoculars to aid you during hunting season. Now, you can keep your eyes on the prize from a distance and prepare accordingly – … Read more

When To Replace Bow String (Recurve-Compound)

When To Replace Bow String

Written By Ron Parker Updated December 07, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Knowing when to replace a bowstring is essential to maintaining your compound bow or recurve. There are a couple of reasons why giving your bow the proper care is important. Safety is the … Read more

Proper Archery Form for Shooting Recurve and Compound Bows

Proper Archery Form

Written By Ron Parker Updated November 27, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Compound and recurve bows are growing in popularity for hunting and target shooting. However, selecting the right bow is only the first step of the process. You should also pay attention to … Read more

Bow Draw Weight: How to Find What’s Right for You

Bow Draw Weight

Written By Ron Parker Updated November 26, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Whether you are a seasoned bow hunter or completely new to archery, you need to know your ideal draw weight. This figure plays an important role in many elements of bow sports, … Read more

How To Measure Draw Length So You Get the Right Bow

How To Find Draw Length

Written By Ron Parker Updated November 26, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more In bowhunting, consistent accuracy is everything. Without proper form, you’ll experience strain and poor precision. To achieve the accuracy you desire, you need to accurately measure your draw length. In most instances, measuring … Read more

Longbow vs Shortbow: What’s The Difference

Man shooting a shortbow on horseback

Written By Ron Parker November 25, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more From a historical perspective, both longbows and shortbows have been useful to archers over the centuries. Armies and militaries used these weapons extensively, and longbow use continues to this day among hunters, hobbyists, … Read more

How To Sight In A Crossbow (With a Scope)

sighting in a crossbow

Written By Ron Parker September 26, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more The great thing about a crossbow is that it’s consistently accurate even without much training or practice on an archery range. However, to take advantage of this, your crossbow scope must be sighted … Read more

How To Grind Deer Meat And What To Mix With Venison When Grinding

Grinding Venison with Added Fat

Written By Ron Parker  September 08, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more In addition to providing you with great tenderloin steaks and chops, successfully harvesting a deer also means plenty of meat for grinding, which you can easily do at home with your own … Read more

Inexpensive Way To Feed Deer

Inexpensive Way To Feed Deer

Written By John VanDerLaan July 31, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Feeding deer can be expensive, but we love to do it, so each of our experts weigh in on an inexpensive way to feed deer in the winter and year round.Habitat destruction, disease, … Read more

Hunting Clothes Storage – How To Wash And Store Your Gear

How To Store Hunting Clothes

Written By John VanDerLaan July 01, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more When it comes to hunting clothing, there is no better way to ensure your gear is ready for the next hunt than to store it properly, but before we do that, we must … Read more

Kuiu vs Sitka: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing The Best Clothes

Sitka vs Kuiu

Written By John VanDerLaan Updated February 24, 2024We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Do you want to be on the cutting edge of hunting gear and technology? A good hunting jacket or pair of hunting pants is more than just slapping a camo design on … Read more

Is Sitka Gear Worth It? Why Is It So Expensive?

Is Sitka Gear Worth It

Written By John VanDerLaan June 13, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more If you’re a regular hunter, you’ve probably come to hear about Sitka gear. Over the nearly two decades they’ve been around, they’ve taken the hunting community by storm with their quality gear that’s … Read more

How To Clean Binoculars (Inside/Outside/Lenses)

How To Clean Binoculars

Written By John VanDerLaan June 08, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Cleaning binoculars can be tricky if you are not familiar with the process. There are several actions that need to be performed in order to clean them effectively. This article will give you … Read more

How Far Can A Crossbow Shoot? Ethical Deer Hunting Range

Hunter Shooting A Crossbow

Written By Ron Parker May 28, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Crossbows have improved over the decades to become powerful but consistent weapons that beginner bowhunters can use successfully without needing a prohibitive amount of practice first. Plus, they often let you take advantage … Read more

Walk Back Tuning A Bow And Arrow Rest Explained

Walk Back Tuning

Written By Ron Parker May 27, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more As you get more archery experience under your belt, you’ll probably start trying to make shots at longer distances. Unfortunately, you may find that something’s off. The arrows just aren’t landing where they’re … Read more

How To Shoot a Crossbow For Beginners

How to shoot a crossbow

Written By Ron Parker May 27, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Crossbows caught on as weapons of war during the Medieval Period specifically because they were easy to use and required little training. This principle still makes them great options for target shooting or … Read more

Best Gifts For Hunters In 2024

Gifts For Hunters

Written By John VanDerLaan Updated February 20, 2024We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Shopping for hunters and fisherman can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Our staff of hunters and fisherman share their top picks for gifts that they would like to receive … Read more

Crossbow Maintenance – How To Take Care Of Your Weapon

crossbow maintenance

Written By Ron Parker April 27, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Crossbows may have existed for thousands of years, but they are still sophisticated machines with moving parts that require care and respect on the part of their owners. Appropriate crossbow maintenance will not … Read more

How To Uncock A Crossbow (Decock) – 5 Safe And Easy Ways

How to uncock a crossbow

Written By Ron Parker April 25, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Best case scenario, you’re uncocking your crossbow by shooting a deer or other game. However, any bow hunter knows the real world is often not that kind. Instead, you’re left sitting in your … Read more

Different Types Of Crossbows Explained

Types Of Crossbows

Written By John VanDerLaan April 15, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more In the market for a crossbow, but overwhelmed by all your options? Investing in your ideal weapon doesn’t have to be a complicated process.We’ve unpacked the major players, demystified the compound bow, introduced … Read more

Best Mineral Blocks For Deer In 2024

Deer at a mineral block

Written By John VanDerLaan Updated February 20, 2024We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Mineral blocks are great for attracting deer to your property, but it is even more critical to the health of those deer you are trying to attract. Deer herd health is vital … Read more

How To Attract Deer To Your Property And Keep Them There

Deer feeding on attractant

Written By John VanDerLaan March 30, 2022We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more By the time you finish reading this article, you will know exactly how to attract deer to your property and keep them there, whether you are hunting or you just want to watch … Read more

Can A Felon Own A Bow And Arrow? How About A Crossbow?

Felon with a bow

Written By Ron Parker  March 29, 2022 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more If you’re adjusting to life with a felony conviction, you’ve probably got plenty of questions about how much of your normal life can be resumed, particularly when it comes to hunting … Read more

Do I Need A Right Or Left Handed Bow?

Archer shooting a right handed bow with both eyes open

Written By Ron Parker  March 29, 2022 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more There’s nothing you’d like to do more than pick up a bow, nock an arrow, strap on your bow release and head for the nearest target, but there’s one major stumbling … Read more

19 Must Have Bow Tuning Tools For Your Home Archery Shop

Bow Tuning Tools

Written By Ron Parker  Updated February 22, 2024 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Archery isn’t just about shooting targets and game. It’s just as fun to tune your bows and design arrows that get you the highest speed, most power and greatest accuracy. … Read more

Parts Of An Arrow Explained

Parts Of An Arrow

Written By Shawn Lentz  March 16, 2022 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more When you really dig into the anatomy of an arrow, there is a lot more going on than many folks realize. Each part of an arrow has a specific job and … Read more

Different Types Of Bows For Archery and Hunting

Types Of Bows

Written By Ron Parker  March 14, 2022 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Going to an archery supply store can be an overwhelming experience. There are so many types of bows made of so many different materials, which are you supposed to get? While … Read more

JerkyGent Reviews – Is It A Great Snack For Your Hunting Pack?

JerkyGent Subscription Box

Written By John VanDerLaan  March 10, 2022 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Today we are going to share JerkyGent reviews from our staff of hunters as well as from our readers, so you can decide if you should add this to your hunting … Read more

How To Choose A Recurve Bow Buyers Guide – With Size Chart

Woman Shooting a recurve bow

Written By Ron Parker  March 04, 2022 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more For thousands of years, the elegant design of the recurve bow has enchanted civilizations around the world. Simple but powerful, these types of bows are fun for beginners and experts alike … Read more

What Is The Best Wood To Make A Bow

Osage Orange Bow

Written By Ron Parker  March 02, 2022 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Do you like archery? Do you like woodworking? Have you ever considered putting them together? Bow making, sometimes called bowying, is becoming an increasingly popular hobby that’s fun, relaxing, and turns … Read more

Compound Bow vs Recurve: Which is Better for Hunting and Why?

Compound Bow Technique

Written By Shawn Lentz  March 02, 2022 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more The compound bow vs recurve are two viable choices for bowhunting. Both styles have their respective areas where they excel. A “best choice hunting bow” will depend on your individual goals. … Read more

Crossbow vs Compound Bow – Which is Best for You?

Crossbow vs Compound Bow 2

Written By Shawn Lentz  Updated February 22, 2022 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Crossbow vs compound bow; these are two great archery options for hunters. But which one is best for you? Maybe both. If you’re trying to decide between a crossbow and … Read more

Dry Firing a Bow – What Happens and Why Is It Bad?

Dry Firing A Bow

Written By Ron Parker  February 21, 2022 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more A snap, a twang, probably a curse word. Even if you haven’t dry fired a bow yourself, you’ve likely seen this sequence of events play out if you practice on the … Read more

Single Cam vs Dual Cam Compound Bows—Which Is Better and Why?

single cam vs dual cam

Written By Ron Parker  February 14, 2022 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more It took you long enough to decide on a compound bow vs recurve. Little did you know, it’s not that simple. Now you have to choose between single cam and dual … Read more

Blessed to Be a Deer Hunter

Blessed to be a deer hunter

I came across this video of Brian Holloway talking about how blessed we are in this country to be able to deer hunt. Watch the video and let me know what you think. Brian Holloway is a Pastor and a proud American and he puts it all in perspective in this short, but inspiring video.

Food Plot Progress

Protected Soybeans in Food Plot

Written By John VanDerLaan  July 23, 2016 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more All that hard work putting in a food plot is starting to pay off! As I wrote about in Spring Food Plots for Deer,  I use Imperial Whitetail Clover and Eagle Seed … Read more

Spring Food Plots for Deer

spring food plots

Written By John VanDerLaan  March 14, 2016 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more   Now is the time to begin preparing spring food plots for the upcoming deer season!   It may seem a little early, but with the warm weather that we have … Read more

Ohio Deer Hunting Report

Ohio Buck

Written By John VanDerLaan  November 19, 2015 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more I just returned from a successful deer hunting trip and wanted to fill you in with an Ohio deer hunting report! The first week that I was there, the weather was … Read more

Deer Hunting Jokes

deer hunting joke

Written By John VanDerLaan  October 25, 2015 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Our collection of Deer Hunting Jokes! There’s nothing better than deer hunting humor to bring a smile to your deer hunter’s face! LOL!!! Feel free to share each of these deer … Read more

Best Deer Hunting Times

best deer hunting times

Written By John VanDerLaan  October 24, 2015 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more How can you determine the best deer hunting times so that you can make the most of the deer movement today? We all know that, with the exception of the rut, … Read more

A Buck named Scar

A buck named Scar

A buck named Scar. Sometimes it takes an obsession, and aggressive, risky tactics to put a big old buck on the ground. Check out this buck named Scar!

Ohio Deer Hunting Lease

Ohio Deer Hunting Lease

Written By John VanDerLaan  September 24, 2015 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more I just returned from my Ohio deer hunting lease. I have 93 acres in Miegs County. It is an awesome piece of ground with a couple of funnels that are sure … Read more

Trail Cam Pics

trail cam pic

Written By John VanDerLaan  Updated March 03, 2024 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more The #1 Source For Trail Cam Pics On The Internet.   There is nothing like looking at pictures of trophy bucks to get your adrenalin flowing! These trail cam photos … Read more

Urban Deer Hunting In Connecticut

Urban Ct Buck

Written By John VanDerLaan  August 10, 2015 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Joe Tucker’s Urban Deer Hunting Buck I was just about to put another log on the fire when the phone rang, startling my old retriever Buddy from his January slumber. It … Read more

Deer Hunting Video Clips

Deer Hunting Video Clips

Below you will find deer hunting video clips that we have filmed throughout the season. It starts with a deer we called Droopy as he walked right underneath our tree stand and then you will find video clips of us harvesting deer during the season, including one video clip where kill two deer in one … Read more

Deer feeding times

moon guide

Does anyone believe in planning hunts according to major deer feeding times? I usually hunt whenever I can get away from work, but if I’m planning a special trip to hunt for multiple days, I usually look at the feeding chart to pick a weekend. I just found a new website that seems pretty good: … Read more

Alabama Hunters Helping The Hungry

Alabama hunters helping the hungry

Written By John VanDerLaan  July 27, 2015 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more How Alabama Hunters Helping the Hungry Works Hunters field dress the deer and take it to a processor participating in the Alabama Hunters Helping the Hungry program. The hunter is not … Read more

Ohio Deer Hunting

Ohio Mike Rex Buck

Written By John VanDerLaan  Updated March 03, 2024 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Ohio continues to top the list of trophy whitetail destinations due in large part to an excellent deer management program. Ohio’s deer management program is designed to control the state’s … Read more

Connecticut Deer Hunting

ct deer hunting

Written By John VanDerLaan  Updated March 04, 2024 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Deer hunting in Connecticut continues to shine as an extremely long archery season with very liberal bag limits, and a peak rut gun season make the nutmeg state a great … Read more

Alaska Deer Hunting

alaska deer hunting map

Written By John VanDerLaan  Updated March 04, 2024 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Alaska deer hunting is limited to the pursuit of the sitka blacktail deer in the coastal regions of the state. The Sitka black-tailed deer is smaller, stockier, and has a … Read more

Alabama Deer Hunting

alabama deer hunting

Written By John VanDerLaan  July 27, 2015 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more Alabama continues to top the list of hunter friendly destinations. With a deer herd topping an estimated 1.75 million animals and one of the most liberal seasons in the country, is … Read more

Ohio Trail Camera Pictures

ohio giant buck

Written By John VanDerLaan  Updated February 23, 2021 We may earn revenue from the products available on this site and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more The #1 Source For Ohio Trail Camera Pictures On The Internet. We have just recently retrieved some great trail cam pics from our Ohio deer hunting lease and we have … Read more