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Florida Panhandle Buck

Antler Restrictions Part of New Deer Management Units

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at its meeting at the Florida Public Safety Institute near Tallahassee today, passed changes that divide the state’s Hunting Zone D (from Pensacola to Tallahassee) into two deer management units (DMUs), each with a unique set of antler-point requirements and antlerless deer harvest days. These changes...

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Pope and Young Rips High-Fence Deer Hunting Operations

With attention growing about captive deer and elk, high fences, diseases and ethical questions, hunters throughout the country are expressing opinions for and against “captive” cervids and their place in the hunting world. The Pope and Young Club recently issued a statement on the situation in regard to deer hunting, hunting other species, and...

Big Buck

Deer Hunting Seasons Set For Razorback Hunters

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission set the state’s deer hunting seasons for 2014-15, with modern gun deer season opening Nov. 8, archery season opening Sept. 27, and muzzleloader season opening Oct. 17. The deer season dates are part of the 2014-15 general hunting regulations approved during the Commission’s monthly meeting. Season dates for...

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Turkey Season Bonus: To Decoy or Not to Decoy?

By Brian Lovett Video Courtesy of Shane Simpson and callingallturkeys.com Depending on who’s talking, turkey decoys are the greatest turkey hunting tool since the yelper or the biggest scourge since blackhead disease. No one can deny that in the right situations, decoys are an integral part of a turkey hunter’s arsenal. The trick is...

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Great Hearing Protection for Avid Shooters

Are you an avid firearm shooter? Do you constantly find yourself wishing you had better “ears” after a long day of shedding lead? Stop settling for subpar in-ear protection that may not protect your ears. Pro Ears are advanced electronic ear and hearing protection for shooting, hunting and any kind of industrial applications. Pro...

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The Whitetail’s Secret Weapon: Birth Timing

By John J. Ozoga, Deer & Deer Hunting Contributor The whitetails’ reproductive cycle is geared to giving birth when conditions are best for newborn fawn survival. As you progress northward in the whitetail’s geographic range, a greater percentage of the fawns will be born during a relatively brief period in late May and early...

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Hunters, Breeders at Odds in Debate About Deer as ‘Livestock’

Deer hunters, breeders, a conservation department and a state legislature are at odds over a brewing situation about the possible reclassification of white-tailed deer as livestock. During an April 14 meeting at the state capitol, the Missouri Whitetail Breeders and Hunting Ranch Association threw its support to the public and lawmakers in its request...