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.

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Condolences to the Family of Marval Hornady

Marval A. Hornady, 102, of Grand Island died Friday, February 20, 2015, at Tiffany Square Center. Mrs. Hornady was born Jan. 11, 1913, at Lorenz, Iowa, the daughter of LaRoy and Aleen (Tolbert) Steen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joyce, who died on Jan. 15, 1981, and their son, Robert Hornady,...

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Wildlife Agency Appeals Judge’s Controversial Ruling on Wolves

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has filed an appeal of a December 2014 federal district court ruling that returned wolves in Michigan and Wisconsin to the federal endangered species list and wolves in Minnesota to federal threatened species status. The appeal – filed by the Michigan Attorney General in the U.S. Court of Appeals...

Mark Davis of South Carolina hosts the Big Water Adventures fishing TV show but in deer season he's chasing bucks like this one down in Texas. Salute!

Learn to Measure and Score Deer Antlers

Learning how to measure deer antlers is a great way to enjoy your hunting experiences more and also help friends who may have big bucks they want scored. Antlers will abound throughout the Palmetto State as the search for new state record deer antlers gets underway during the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ annual...

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Refuges Seeking Input on Possible Quota Hunt Fee Increases

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to increase quota hunt permit fees for three national wildlife refuges, citing increasing administrative costs and lack of an increase in almost 20 years. The refuges are Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, Overflow National Wildlife Refuge and Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge....

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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...

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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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...

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...