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.

Biologists are tracking movements by deer trapped and outfitted with GPS collars. The five-year study will help guide white-tailed deer management in Missouri. Photo courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

What Will Tracking Collars Reveal about these Deer?

A lot of deer hunters through the years have wondered where deer go after they see them a few times on game cameras in summer or during the season when they see one a few times. We joke around about them hiding until after the season ends or running to the next county because...

Muzzleloaders are great fun to use for deer hunting, whether it's a traditional flintlock rifle or a modern inline.  (Photo Missouri Department of Conservation)

Break Out the Smokepoles, Have a Blast for Deer

If you’re a muzzleloading enthusiast and want to burn some powder or are interested in smokepoles for deer hunting, hanging around other folks who love them is a great way to get some instruction. The Lake City Rendezvous will offer black powder shooting, frontier lore and a chance for interesting photos 10 a.m. to...

Pennsylvania hunters finally have season dates for the 2015-16 season along with bag limits to start planning hunting trips.

Deer Seasons, Bag Limits Set with Some Changes

More than 746,000 antlerless deer permits have been approved and allocated to wildlife management units for deer hunters as final season dates and bag limits have been approved in one of the nation’s most deer-crazy states. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners has set hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2015-16...

Alabama's diverse terrain and wealth of wild game provides hunters, anglers and outdoors enthusiasts year-round opportunities.

Hunt, Fish and Get a Degree in Conservation Management

Getting a degree in wildlife management and conservation-related fields isn’t new, and now another university is stepping up to the plate with scholarships for those interested in the outdoors. The University of Montevallo is located about an hour south of Birmingham in central Alabama. It’s widely known for its strong liberal arts curriculum and now...

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Buck Pole 2015: DDH Shows Your Best Shed Antlers

Welcome to the 2015 Deer & Deer Hunting Buck Pole: Shed Hunting! celebration of our super off-season fun of going out to hunt shed antlers! We will be updating this thread regularly through spring. Submit your photos of your shed discoveries and a little info to us at bigbucks@fwcommunity.com and we’ll post them! Be...

DDH contributor Steve Sorensen with his POMA Pinnacle Award and a print of the buck he wrote about, the first one known to be ever recorded for a record score.

DDH Contributor Steve Sorensen Wins Top Writing Award

Deer & Deer Hunting contributor Steve Sorensen received the 2015 Pinnacle Award from the Professional Outdoor Media Association, a national organization promoting the traditional outdoor sports. With sponsoring partner Mossy Oak, POMA offers the Pinnacle as is its highest honor for exceptional journalistic achievement and creative work in the outdoor press. POMA gives only...

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Drones Under Attack as Unethical for Hunting

Drones may be cool to fly and get neat footage of events, but state wildlife agencies and hunters are taking aim at the unmanned flying aircraft as unethical when it comes to scouting and hunting for deer and other game animals. Wyoming Game & Fish Department is the latest state wildlife agency to take...

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6 Pennsylvania Deer Poachers Learn Costly Lesson

A long investigation into complaints about poaching turned up a lot of numbers, but the most significant ones involve the convictions and fines imposed on the law-breakers. Six Pennsylvania people pleaded guilty to killing 18 deer over a four-month span and have been ordered to pay more than $23,000 in fines and court costs....

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Deer Hunters get Big Increase in Antlerless Opportunities

Deer hunters will see an increase in antlerless deer permits by a significant number to help control population numbers on private lands during the 2015 season. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission made changes to the 2015 big game regulations March 20 at a meeting in Lexington. Most significant of the big game changes...