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Deer and Deer Hunting magazine
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Ironbow-cell 18-Jan-19
CPAhunter 18-Jan-19
Woods Walker 18-Jan-19
Ogoki 18-Jan-19
X-Master 18-Jan-19
drycreek 18-Jan-19
jmiller 18-Jan-19
PECO 18-Jan-19
BIG BEAR 18-Jan-19
Bou'bound 18-Jan-19
APauls 18-Jan-19
ground hunter 18-Jan-19
Scrappy 18-Jan-19
Grunter 18-Jan-19
Timbrhuntr 18-Jan-19
Paul@thefort 18-Jan-19
Rob Nye 19-Jan-19
Zbone 19-Jan-19
Huntskifishcook 19-Jan-19
Single bevel 19-Jan-19
BC173 19-Jan-19
BC173 19-Jan-19
Paul@thefort 19-Jan-19
arlone 20-Jan-19
ground hunter 20-Jan-19
DanaC 20-Jan-19
From: Ironbow-cell
18-Jan-19
Who likes this mag? Never taken it but have a good introductory offer. Worth it?

From: CPAhunter
18-Jan-19
Like many magazines, If you enjoy looking at ads and articles on the same old topics.......but it’s only like $10 or so.........I get enough magazines already so dropped this one long ago.

From: Woods Walker
18-Jan-19
I got it for many, many decades, and then about 8 years ago I let it go. Like CPA says it was the same stuff over and over again, and I also realized that I wasn't learning anything new in regards to how I hunt. That, and the magazine's content had evolved to where if could have been called, "Deer and Deer Farming".

From: Ogoki
18-Jan-19
Like many of you who visit here, I dropped most magazines. Still get Bear Hunting magazine. It is strictly bear hunting . I don't post much at all here but do read this everyday. Like any forum, some know what they are talking about and some really dont. Like sitting around talking to your hunting buddy's ,some think they know and some are successful.

If more guys would write up trip reports as well as Paul@thefort does , then why pay to read some magazine articles. Wealth of bow tuning and other great info here.

From: X-Master
18-Jan-19
Actually like the TV show better than the magazine but the magazine is still good. Lots of good info especially from Steve Bartylla. TV show along with Land of Whitetail and Destination Whitetail are the only ones I watch on any of the outdoor channels anymore.

From: drycreek
18-Jan-19
Used to, don't any more. The only mags I subscribe to any more are Bowhunter, Guns & Ammo, and Handguns. The deer hunting articles are just rehashes from years ago. If we have any breakthroughs in deer hunting maybe Bowriter will come back and tell us about them. :-)

From: jmiller
18-Jan-19
I still like getting magazines in the mail. Some, like Fur-Fish-Game, have a wealth of information. Others, like Bowhunting World, are free and contain some good articles. Bowhunter Magazine is also another favorite. I like the forums too, but still love getting a magazine in the mail. American Waterfowler is another good one, as is Trapper and Predator Caller. For less than 20 bucks a year, I think they are worth it.

From: PECO
18-Jan-19
It's a good whitetail magazine.

From: BIG BEAR
18-Jan-19
I like Big Buck Magazine out of Canada.... and Bear Hunting mag.

From: Bou'bound
18-Jan-19
Worth reading

From: APauls
18-Jan-19
Big Buck Magazine is the only one I’m interested in because it’s Canadian stories, so I find it more relevant to myself. Past that I get what I need from internet articles and bowsite and friends.

18-Jan-19
I remember when it started out as Stump Sitters,,,, those were better days,,,,now its all about deer farming, food plots, leases, bla bla bla,,,,,,, nothing stays the same,,,, I find it boring,,,,, but Steve Bartayalla writes good articles, but again, for him its a business

Very little information on the DIY type hunting,,, and I have private land in SW Wis, so their articles get old,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

From: Scrappy
18-Jan-19
What's a magazine?

From: Grunter
18-Jan-19
North American Whitetail is better imo. I am getting sick of reading articles with xbows in them though. I usually skip those if I know

From: Timbrhuntr
18-Jan-19
Unfortunately like most of these hunting forums the mags are going the way of the dinosaur . I used to get Turkey and Turkey Hunting mag but it was getting stale too kinda like some are saying this d and d hunting is then it went out of business no doubt the same thing is happening with d&d. They tried to get us die hard turkey hunters to switch to the deer mag but most even cancelled the d & d after that and moved on lol

From: Paul@thefort
18-Jan-19
"how to fool a buck's nose" x 100. Gets old after the 99th time. Paul

From: Rob Nye
19-Jan-19
I gave up on them about 25 years ago when they ran an article called “The Bunker Buck”. It was a completely fabricated story about an elusive buck that the writer claimed he hunted for years but it would diappear throughout the season. After several years he discovered it would live underground to avoid hunters. In actual fact the buck lived in a high fence enclosure that contained an underground stable that was built into the side of a hill by settlers around the turn of the century when Saskatchewn was a new province. The whole deer herd lived in it; cool in summer and warm in winter. The author had lots of photos of “the bunker buck’ going in and out of it and dreamed up a fictional story he sold to the magazine. I still cant believe the editor bought it and published it. I know for a fact it was all BS because the pen was not far from where I lived. I met the manager and he took me in there for a tour. I pretty much hand fed some old dinner buns to the buck the manager brought along and went inside his “bunker” to check it out. The manager told me a well known outdoor writer/ photographer went in there often to photograph the deer. Had to laugh at the editor’s gullibility when the feature artticle appeared a while later. Maybe he knew it was BS which would be worse than just being dumb.

From: Zbone
19-Jan-19
I was a "Stump Sitter" back in the day, but haven't read or even seen the magazine in years...

19-Jan-19
Ogoki, I feel the same way about Bear Hunting Magazine. They do a great job and it's the only one I keep renewing.

From: Single bevel
19-Jan-19
I subscribed for many years...a long time ago. Then deer hunting started becoming nothing but marketing. All the ads for gadgets...couldn't stand opening the cover. And that was back in the late 90s and before crossbow ads slithered in. The only mag I now subscribe to is Traditional Bowhunter.

From: BC173
19-Jan-19
Interesting. I used to get several but canceled all of them several years ago, when I found this site. I would rather read the adventures of the ppl here. Paul@ thefort, Kevin Dill, jaq, bigdan, and many more. Especially, like the ones from blacktail bob’s place in Alaska. And the sheep reads are the best. And learned a helluva lot, too.

Keepem’ coming!!

From: BC173
19-Jan-19
Interesting. I used to get several but canceled all of them several years ago, when I found this site. I would rather read the adventures of the ppl here. Paul@ thefort, Kevin Dill, jaq, bigdan, and many more. Especially, like the ones from blacktail bob’s place in Alaska. And the sheep reads are the best. And learned a helluva lot, too.

Keepem’ coming!!

From: Paul@thefort
19-Jan-19
Back in the day, ie, Winter of 1970, and prior to me working on my Master's degee at Northern Mich U in the UP of Michigan, I was hired by the Michigan DOW to help on a deer research project at the Cusno Wildlife Research Station in the central part of the UP and just a few miles south of Lake Superior. John Ozoga was a DOW biologist who I worked with on that winter, deer yards, project. After retirement, John was recruted by Deer and Deer Hunting Magazine and was the writer who wrote the Deer Research section for many years. Lots of his deer research and papers were formulated on the job for the Michigan DOW. Good guy with a lot of knowledge of the white tail deer. my best, Paul

From: arlone
20-Jan-19
Took it years ago, but quit when gadgets, crossbows and food plots took over, much like what's been said, and the way of most outdoor publications.

20-Jan-19
John Ozoga is the only thing that is any good with that magazine.... I like Russ Mason, and told him, to listen to Ozoga.....

From: DanaC
20-Jan-19
I dropped my subscriptions to NAW and D&DH years ago when it was clear that their focus was becoming mainly food plots and crossbows. (And other technology.) With a trip to the midwest thrown in.

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