Deer Hunting with Dogs

I ran across this article the other day on deer hunting with dogs. I thought it was very interesting and wanted to share it with you. How do you feel about deer hunting with dogs? Some like it, some don’t.deer hunting with dogs

Highly Debated

buck found with tracking dog

Buck I found using tracking dogs.

It seems everyone has different opinions on this issue. I have never been deer hunting with the help of a canine, but I bet it is very exciting. I had the help of a tracking dog to help me recover a buck that I couldn’t find. Without the dog I don’t believe the buck would have been recovered.

My Hunt Ruined by Dogs

I have heard stories about people killing big bucks deer hunting with dogs. The only issue I have with it is if the dogs run over on another mans property while he is in the stand, and messes his hunt up. Just this year I was in the stand and it was perfect time to see a deer. When all of the sudden I hear dogs coming my way. They eventually came by me and I screwed up my hunting. I had wasted a vacation day because of someone’s dogs. I didn’t see a deer the rest of the day. Was it because of the dogs? I think so. But who knows.

I do know people that would shoot dogs if that happened to them. I just have a problem with shooting dogs. Unless it is rabid or very sick. Any way here’s the article I ran across the other day.

The History Of Hunting With Dogs

Perhaps one of the oldest activities on earth is hunting with dogs. The history of hunting, as a consequence, is also one of the most complex and diverse. Hunting for food has always been something that human kind was obligated by nature to do, dating back to the very beginning of any civilizations known to the human kind. As a result of the above mentioned, there have been literally thousands of weapons as well as devices used for hunting purposes. The long and complex history of hunting is way more complicated than any other history in the world, as it dates back to the begging of the human race.

In order to fully understand this history, humans need to break down and study each era where hunting has been a crucial part of life. Although there are very exact timelines of when certain weapons or guns were manufactured, understanding the great importance of hunting should be done on a far broader scale. There is a lot more to the history of hunting than when the gun was initially created. Regarding hunting dogs, some were developed for waterfowl such as the retrievers because they have the ability to go into the water and bring back to the hunter the downed bird. Other dogs were created for upland birds, like the pointers or the setters.

Dogs played an important role in the development of the hunting history as it helped humans survive and even today they are used for hunting purposes. Although for a lot of people, hunting with dogs it is considered to be a sport, for many other people it means survival and putting food on the table. In the prehistoric periods, people hunted for food as well as leather for clothing and fur but as the society became less nomadic and agriculture expanded, the importance of the hunting activity diminished but didn’t disappear.

Even in the 13th there were a few laws regarding the fact that people were forbidden to hunt during the breeding season in order to insure the conservation of game animals. The gunpowder and the firearm are quite recent but bows, arrows, snares and traps have all been used to animals. The hunting dogs were created in order to point and “set” game birds thus allowing the handlers to toss a net over birds. The faster dogs were primarily used for chasing down game. Falcons and eagles have been used in the capacity of hunters. With the domestication of the horse, the human had a means of speed to get alongside big game such as the bison in the North American continent.

The early hunters used methods of digging pits as a game trap and running larger game off the cliffs as a means of survival. Nowadays the most common hunting methods are: still hunting, stand hunting, stalking and driving. Still hunting consists of tracking animals when it is known they are in the area but they are not sighted. Stand hunting is about taking a position and waiting for the game to go by. Stalking takes place when the targeted animal is spotted but out of the hunter’s range and he moves within that range while trying to stay out of sight. Driving is done when a group of hunters deliberately make noise in order to drive the animals in range or past armed hunters.

All things considered, the hunting activity played a major part in the development of the human kind and still is very important for some people not only as a sport but also as a primary way of survival in remote exotic areas.

By: Razvan Jr

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Razvan Marian Jr. is the manager of where visitors can find a lot of interesting information about hunting dogs.

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Best Deer Hunting Rifles Reviews

Included in our best deer hunting rifle review post is the Winchester Model 70 seen here leaning against this oak tree.

This is my Winchester model 70 topped with a Tasco scope.

The top experts weigh in on their best deer hunting rifles to use when hunting the elusive white tailed deer. There are many different opinions on this subject. So we decided to give you some of the experts reviews as to let you check them all out and decide for yourself. I am no expert on the best deer hunting rifles. But if I were guessing I would say the 30-06 has taken more deer than any other caliber. That is pure speculation on my part. So I’m going to turn it over to the experts and let them help you decide what you think. Here is a really good youtube video that may help some of you, it’s called “Top Five guns for deer hunting.”

Best Deer Hunting Rifles Reviews

These websites are listed in no particular order, I just thought these were all very good. Rather than linking to their reviews I picked a gun that I liked from each of their reviews and listed it in the paragraph about their review with a link to each gun. If you would like to see each of their individual reviews just click the link to their website which I’ve included and do a search for Top Deer Hunting Rifles and it should come right up.

  • OutdoorWorld Reviews

    -Outdoor World obviously did there research and have a great review of their top 15 in their opinion with a lot of valuable information on different calibers and mostly they stuck to bolt actions with a few exceptions. I like that they list their pros and cons of each rifle. They also give each one a star rating at the end. They have Winchester XPR at the top of their list as well as Winchester model 70 featherweight. I would really like to have one of those XPR’s by the way.

  • Ranger Expert

    – Has a really good top ten review that list some awesome rifles and a lot of great information about them so go check their review out. They list the Timber Classic Marlin 336C which is a great lever action which some hunters these days probably never even thought about.

  • Barrett Rifles

    – They have done some great reviews and their top ten best deer rifles review is awesome. He list the Winchester Model 70 30-06 at the top of the list and I just love that rifle.

  • Outdoor Life

    – As always Outdoor Life has a great review that I wanted you to check out. They include a great gun in my opinion the Open-Country Stalker Nosler M48 Patriot. I have to have one of these bad boys for sure.

  • Field & Stream

    – They have always been a great source of information for anything in the field. And it is hard to argue with their top ten, it packs a punch when it comes to the cream of the crop of deer rifles. They have the Remington Model 700 in there which has probably killed more deer than any other gun.

  • North American Whitetail

    – They have a great review for their top deer rifles for 2020 that has some awesome rifles. They list the Weatherby Mark V Backcountry Ti and it sure is a nice rifle, especially if you are carrying a pack and heading deep into the backcountry.

  • Legendary Whitetails blog

    – Not only do they have some really cool apparel they also have a great blog. Legendary Whitetails has a great review and they list the 6.5 Creedmoor. Which  is probably the one of the most highly debated topics in deer camps and gun shops across the country.

  • Gun News Daily

    –  They have a review of the best calibers for deer hunting and they have a lot of great information like maximum effective ranges and other factors like muzzle velocity and muzzle energy which are critical when it comes to whitetail hunting. They list the Remington 7mm Magnum which packs quite the punch.

  • Outdoorever

    – They have a great review that also list the pros and cons of each rifle and it is a great review. They list the Sako A7 Big Game Bolt-Action Rifles which are really good rifles.

  • Wide Open Spaces

    – They always have great articles and their “5 Hunting Rifles That Won’t Break the Bank” is another great one. They listed the Ruger American rifle compact which is an awesome pick that I sure would like to have.

Picking the right gun

As you can see there are a lot of different opinions when it comes to the best deer hunting rifles. There really are a lot of really good ones out there. It really depends on where you are hunting and what maximum effective range you need where you are hunting. A well placed shot will do the trick on most big game animals. Regardless of caliber if you hit the right spot you will likely be having fresh venison. Accuracy is not the only factor of course but in my opinion the most critical factor.

one of the best deer hunting rifles

My Springfield 30-06 with wooden stock and Tasco 3×9 scope.

For my money and all the different factors I love the 30-06 Springfield it has always been a good one. That doesn’t mean I think it’s the best. It depends on a lot of different factors and for each hunter that may be different. One that isn’t brought up much is  the Winchester Model 70 7mm wsm. It’s just a great shooting gun to me personally.

Choosing the right rifle for yourself can be a fun adventure and you can always buy more than one. You can never have enough good deer rifles, right? I’m sure your wife or girlfriend would agree. Wink. What is you choice when it comes to best deer hunting rifles?

Whitetail Deer Hunting Stories

whitetail deer hunting stories

I have some great whitetail deer hunting stories at this location in Kansas where this buck was caught on camera.

I wanted to share some great whitetail deer hunting stories I recently ran across. Every year we read about these wonderful hunts during the season and I just wanted to share a few of the great ones I’ve seen with you. That’s what makes hunting so special is the wonderful stories and memories we make out in the field with family and friends.

Whitetail Deer Hunting Stories

I was over at my friend Marian’s blog Marian’s Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc… and I saw a story she had posted about a Pennsylvania hunter named Cory who took the biggest buck of his life. Cory was bowhunting on public land in Pennsylvania. It is a really cool story that I knew you all would like. After reading the story, I think Cory is a great example of exactly what having great respect for the animals we hunt is all about. You can click Cory’s Monster PA Buck to read it. Also check out Marian’s blog while your over there. She does a wonderful job and has been a blogging friend of mine for many years.

QDMA Field to Fork

I get newsletters occasionally from a great organization the QDMA*NDA.  In the last newsletter there is a awesome story about a man who was in the Farmer’s market and was offered some venison by a man that is involved in a great QDMA program called Field To Fork. Field to Fork mentors partner with new hunters to help them be knowledgeable and ethical good hunters, and stewards of the land. The author tells the mentor he would like to get into hunting to provide his family food. Then he takes the Field to Fork program, and it’s just a great story I know you will enjoy. Click After 30 Years, My First Deer to read it.

Deer Hunting Blog

I was over checking out one of my favorite deer hunting blogs at Big Deer With Mike Hanback. He posted this great whitetail deer hunting story from Indiana. It looks like Indiana is producing some really nice bucks this year. You can read the full story at Indiana: Trace Koble’s Deer Reduction Zone Giant Buck.

buck we named "Tall Tine"

When I was deer hunting in Kansas this is the buck I most wanted.

Do you have a great story to share? Send it to us and we will add it to our weekly post of weekly great stories. We hope everyone is having a great deer season so far. Getting out in the great outdoors with your families and friends is what it is all about. Thanks for stopping by folks.





Whitetail Deer Hunting Seasons

–We wanted to provide a resource for a quick list of whitetail deer hunting seasons, for each state. We hope you find this to be a helpful resource for each of your individual states. Above all, always make sure you check your local regulations. Be sure you are good to go, when getting out in the woods hunting. whitetail deer hunting seasons

Whitetail Deer Hunting Seasons

whitetail deer hunting

whitetail deer hunting

Hopefully this list will be a quick reference source for you. Make sure you know all the regulations in your state or where you are deer hunting. It’s always pertinent to keep up with regulations changes. Make sure your hunting trip is enjoyable, safe and free of any problems with law enforcement. Every year the regulations change. Make sure to check them before heading out to the field. It only takes a few minutes to check them. Every states regulations are different. Be sure to check for any changes your state may have made during the off season. Checking them can save you a lot of hassle too. It just takes one minor infraction to ruin your hunt. You can check the regulations online also. Many stores have free copies of state hunting regulations booklets available.

The season will be over before you know it. Get out now and enjoy the great outdoors. Be sure to take someone hunting that may not have a chance to otherwise. You might get them involved in the outdoors for life.

Thanks for stopping by everyone. We hope you all are having a great season.