Deer News

Stay up to date on everything happening in the whitetail world! From record bucks to weird happenings, the D&DH news crew stays on top of all things deer.

Population control of bucks and does is critical to an effective deer management program.

WATCH: Top Insights on Deer Population Control and Herd Management

Population control and herd management are the focus of an all-new episode of Destination Whitetail. Tune in to the Sportsman Channel tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT to hear the experts weigh in on best practices and hunter tactics. Due to successful conservation efforts, the deer population in North America today has soared to more than...

small fawn

Could This Gigantic Fanged Spider Kill a White-tailed Fawn?

One of the worst parts of doing summer work in the woods, especially in the Southeast, is the giant spiderwebs hanging across trails. It’s like these doggone spiders intentionally know you’re going to be coming in to put out some salt, check feeders, clean up stand sites, do trim work or whatever. They’re lying...

Dusty Smart with his giant Kansas buck.

A Monster Buck, Haunted Dreams and Final Redemption

Dusty Smart’s plan worked well for his quest to arrow a massive buck during the 2012 season and he watched as his shot found its mark on a true giant. The day before gun season was set to open in Kansas, Smart did all the right things to ensure he’d get a shot at...

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Deer Poacher Hit With Higher Fines, Jail Time for Violations

Poaching is one of the worst things hunters can encounter because your hard work is impacted by someone who doesn’t give a flip about laws or ethics. Aside from the basic violation of trespassing on your property, poaching and taking game without regard for hunting laws or violations is a black eye for all...

Texas deer

Riding Shotgun for Aerial Whitetail Hunting Surveys

Certified wildlife biologist Bob Zaiglin invites the Destination Whitetail cameras to Texas, where he employs helicopters and a team of junior college students to study, manage and breed local white-tailed deer. Tune in to the Sportsman Channel on Wednesday, oct. at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT to check out their unique breeding and management process. To control...

Deer in a Hole

Giant Buck Stuck in a Hole, But Does He Make It Out Alive?

What kind of weird event happened that a deer fell into a deep hole? Was he wandering along looking at some does across the way and not paying attention? Maybe a garbage bag got wrapped around his antlers and he couldn’t see. Perhaps he’d been to Bucky’s Buck Bar and had one too many...

Charles Alsheimer

Just What is the Definition of Deer Camp?

Reminisce and relive the enjoyment and excitement of a weekend spent at deer camp by tuning in to this week’s all-new Destination Whitetail, airing on the Sportsman Channel this Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. This week’s episode of Destination Whitetail examines the many facets of deer camps, the common gathering spaces where friends and...

Steven Davis of North Carolina with his crossbow buck that pushes 190-plus inches!

Monster Crossbow Buck May Be a State Record!

After watching a gigantic buck for days and getting scads of game camera photos, Steven Davis calmly stood in his stand waiting for a shot at the bruiser. He’d seen this gagger in velvet, bedding down in soybeans, and watched as a smaller 6-point literally ate the velvet from the buck’s massive antlers. And then...

Montana deer

Are Whitetail, Mule Deer Numbers Improving or Still Flat?

Mule deer numbers have experienced recent declines in many areas of one Rocky Mountain state but could be improving, according to optimistic outlooks by some biologists. Favorable weather and habitat conditions this year could help spur an uptick in some areas, but it’s not all wine and roses across the board. According to the Montana...