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Stay updated on the latest news going on in the whitetail world! From jaw-dropping record bucks, news from state agencies and organizations and weird happenings with deer and deer hunters, the D&DH team stays on top of all things deer.

NEWS Fox Haas and son Toxey Haas of Mossy Oak

Fox Haas Inducted into Hall of Fame

Fox Haas, a linchpin in the birth of multi-faceted outdoors industry icon Mossy Oak, was inducted into the West Point, Miss., Hall of Fame on Feb. 9, 2017. West Point is the home of Mossy Oak and Fox Haas’ residence for more than 60 years. The Hall of Fame award is presented by the...

Stephen Tucker of Gallatin, Tenn., dropped this potential world record nontypical buck with his muzzleloader. It green scored just over 308 inches and is undergoing the mandatory 60-day drying period for official Boone & Crockett Club scoring.

B&C Confirms Largest Hunter-Killed Nontypical Whitetail

The Boone and Crockett Club has reviewed and accepted the scoring of the nontypical record book buck killed in November 2016 by Stephen Tucker in Tennessee. Tucker shot a 47-point buck that scored 312+ on the third day of Tennnessee’s 2016 muzzleloader season. He was hunting from a ground blind on private land that...

Post-season scouting is the best time to find trails and bedding and feeding areas, so you can plan accordingly for next season.

Three Payoffs to Scouting for Deer in February

The season is over, or soon to be, for whitetail hunters across the country. Whether you let a crossbow arrow fly to put meat in the freezer or antlers on the ground doesn’t matter much any more. But your work is far from over. In fact, it never really stops if you want to stack...

The Pioneer Airbow is now legal to use in Maryland during its firearms season for deer.

Maryland Approves Airbow for Deer During Firearms Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that the Benjamin Pioneer Airbow has been approved for use in the firearms season for whitetail and sitka deer. The Maryland firearms season typically runs for two weeks beginning the Saturday after Thanksgiving and for three days in January and will allow hunters to choose to...

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Federal Judge Overturns ScentLok Decision

ScentBlocker has successfully overturned the original jury award in the case ScentLok brought against it in 2014 claiming false advertising. The case took an abrupt turn on January 30, 2017 when United States District Judge Gordon J. Quist issued the court’s Opinion granting ScentBlocker’s motion for judgement as a matter of law and vacating...

Modern day muzzleloaders are more fun, technically advanced and can help hunters extend their season.

Modern Muzzleloaders: Fun and Deadly for Deer Hunting

The old front-stuffer was a lifeline to fresh protein for many of the adventuresome settlers who pushed west to carve out their unique niche in life. But those early guns would have been finicky when it came to loading, shooting and cleaning. Consistently anchoring game with them would have been iffy at best. As...

The Airbow fires an arrow via compressed air and is gaining approval from more states for big game hunting.

Washington Latest to Conditionally Approve Unique Hunting Weapon

Hunters with disabilities receiving special accommodations for hunting in Washington can now apply to use the Benjamin Pioneer Airbow for big game hunting. Washington confirmed some hunters have already begun applying for Airbow use permits and are receiving the accommodation. “We are very pleased to hear that the Washington State Department of Fish and...

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Become a Better Hunter with Turkey & Turkey Hunting Magazine

Turkey season has finally arrived, and Turkey & Turkey Hunting magazine is back with its Spring 2017 issue that’s sure to get you even more fired up for the season. Jam-packed with hard-hitting, practical information, the issue is designed to provide valuable insight you can add directly to your arsenal and take straight into...

Is this a cull buck? Some would say yes, and others would give it another year to see what happens as it matures.

Once a Spike, Always a Spike: Deer Hunting’s Big Myth

White-tailed deer tend to grow antlers that are fairly well-balanced. That is, one side looks pretty much like the other. Keep in mind, however, that no two antlers are ever exactly alike, although their similarities from side to side, or even from one buck to the next, are sometimes striking. Nevertheless, deer antlers are...

The Canada Lynx is found in some parts of the United States, including Maine, where a lawsuit was being fought against animal rights organizations about incidental take by trappers. (PHOTO:  USFWS Digital Library)

Trappers Prevail in Maine Lynx Incidental Take Lawsuit

Trappers in Maine and the state’s Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife won a court battle Feb. 15 against a lawsuit filed by four animal rights organizations regarding “incidental take” in regard to the Endangered Species Act. The ruling was handed down by U.S. District Judge Jon Levy. The Sportsman’s Alliance Foundation joined trappers and...