Pro Staff: Dan Schmidt

Dan Schmidt is editor-in-chief of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine. He has been a serious student of the white-tailed deer since bagging his first mature buck in the North Woods nearly 30 years ago. He is an expert on whitetail behavior and hunting tactics, and has also specialized in the study of deer biology, physiology, scientific research and herd management.

Schmidt is a regular contributor to Deer & Deer Hunting Television show on NBC Sports; Land of Whitetail on Pursuit Network and Destination Whitetail on Sportsman Channel. His “Whitetail Wisdom Reality Tour” has also been a popular draw for other TV show appearances, radio programs and deer hunting expos and seminars.

Schmidt is among the most-followed deer hunters on Facebook, and was recently named in a Twitter poll as one of the “Top 10 Twitterers in the Hunting Industry.” A national poll by Outdoors Magazine also listed him as one of America’s Top 10 favorite hunting celebrities.

Besides his work at Deer & Deer Hunting, Schmidt has written the critically acclaimed book, Whitetail Wisdom: A Proven 12-Step Guide to Scouting Less & Hunting More. He has also edited, written and collaborated on numerous other whitetail-related books, magazines and websites.

Dan lives in central Wisconsin with his wife, Tracy, and two children.


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