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Owner of Controversial Captive Deer Farm Arrested, Charged

The owner of a controversial captive deer farming operation has been charged with multiple felonies following an investigation after his facility was given a state-mandated quarantine. Depending on what may be uncovered because the investigation still is ongoing, more charges could be added. For now, though, Daniel Yoder, the owner of World Class Whitetails...

White-tailed deer adapt and survive harsh winters in northern latitudes

How Whitetail Deer Survive Incredibly Brutal Winters

When brutal winters roll into northern states deer hunters often wonder if the whitetail population will take a severe hit or if the animals can make it through to spring. Mortality for some is a given, of course, but how do deer and other wildlife manage to get through the frigid season? By John...

Captive deer would have been reclassified as livestock under a bill that was vetoed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. Missouri's legislature failed to override the veto by one vote.

Deer Wars Intensify as State Agency Bans Captive Imports

State wildlife agencies throughout the country are grappling with numerous issues related to white-tailed deer and other cervids as well as legislatures trying to strip or shift agency powers. One of the biggest issues in the last few years has been captive deer farming and shooting preserves. Advocates say that where legal, they’re merely...

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Save Money with the Best Venison Care and Preparation Tips

There’s just something satisfying about knowing you’ve done it all yourself—from pulling the trigger to washing up the dishes. Even better is the fact that you didn’t have to pay someone else to do it for you! Gut It • Cut It • Cook It guides you every step of the way from the...

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Yes, It’s This Easy to Make Your Favorite Deer Chili

I don’t recall exactly which year it was but when I was asked by my wife and kids in early autumn what I wanted for Christmas, I didn’t hesitate. “I want a Crock Pot big enough to put in a roast or chicken or whatever, something big,” I said. Not a bow, or camo,...

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Controversial Wolf Ruling a Huge Concern for Deer Hunters

Controversy still reigns in the December 2014 decision by a judge to return wolves to the federal Endangered Species List, sending state wildlife agencies and hunters into shock at what had been a successful management program for the predators. After years of being on the Endangered Species list the wolves in Minnesota, Michigan and...

Steve Bartylla has some of the best deer hunting tips for land and whitetail management, stand placement and more in his new book, Big Buck Secrets.

Best Deer Hunting Tips Revealed in Big Buck Secrets

Seasoned whitetail hunter Steve Bartylla serves as a personal trainer with his new book, Big Buck Secrets, divulging insider tips on scouting and sharing hunting tactics that will help the average hunter take his or her craft to the next level. Big Buck Secrets, from Krause Publications, is available at www.shopdeerhunting.com. Calling on more...

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5 Game Camera Tips to Scout for Big Bucks Now

Have you started scouting yet to get a leg up on the buck you didn’t kill last season? If not, you’re wasting time and burning daylight during a critical portion of the year that can reveal clues about late-season and post-rut activity of bucks and does. Post-season camera surveys immediately after the end of...

Hunter safety courses help thousands each year throughout the nation.

Register Now for Free Hunter Safety Courses and Free Ammo

Getting all set up for hunting seasons with a free safety course is fantastic, but what if you free ammo and range time were part of the deal? That would be super. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering free hunter safety courses in 12 counties in central Florida. “Don’t wait. Take...

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8 Messages Deer Send Hunters With Their Tails

When you spot a deer, study its tail. What you observe will help you make smart hunting decisions. Of course, the deer’s body language is important to watch, too. It goes hand in hand in with what the tail is doing. By Tom Carpenter But the tail’s actions are a very visible, clear and...