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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...

Kentucky's elk population has grown well in the 15 years since restoration efforts began in the southeast region of the state.

Apply Soon for Archery, Firearm Elk Tags in Deer-Crazy State

In one of the most deer-crazy states in the country, where a one-buck limit and decades of management help produce some monster nontypical and typical bucks, reintroduced elk have given hunters more opportunities to get outdoors. The elk were reintroduced more than 15 years ago in the southeast region of Kentucky. Efforts have been...

Tim Anello, host of Inside Outdoor TV, will be in attendance along with other bowfishing fanatics.

Stage Set for Incredible, Bigger Muzzy Classic Bowfishing Tournament

This year’s Muzzy Classic bowfishing tournament, scheduled for April 25-26 on Alabama’s famed Lake Guntersville, is slated to be substantially bigger than the previous 15 tournaments. With a first place cash payout of $10,000, more waters to fish, up to four-person teams and a huge prize table, this tournament is slated to be one...

Indiana DNR banned captive deer hunting in 2005 and the issue has yet to be resolved. (Photo by Larry Smith, flickr Creative Commons)

Captive Deer ‘Hunting’ Gunned Down Once Again

Proponents of shooting deer inside fences took another blow recently when one midwest state legislature rejected a proposal to legalize “hunting” inside high fence enclosures. For the second year, Indiana’s Senate has shot down a proposal to allow people to kill captive deer. The voted was 27-23 in what has become a highly contentious issue...

Steven Davis of North Carolina with his crossbow buck that pushes 190-plus inches! North Carolina hunters may get a chance to hunt on Sunday if proposed legislation is approved.

Sunday Opportunities Finally on the Horizon for Tar Heel Hunters?

Almost a dozen states still prohibit hunting on Sunday in some form, and there’s no valid reason whatsoever to continue this idiotic practice — especially if it tramples on private property rights. There is no biological reason to “give animals a break” because out of a year these animals “get a break” for more...

Josh Peterson killed this stunner buck in western Wisconsin.

Antlerless Quota, Permit Recommendations to be Finalized

Wisconsin deer hunters have had a few tumultuous years with extreme winters, problems with wolves and CWD, state politics from the governor and other normal issues related to hunting. Now they’re on the verge of seeing antlerless deer quota and permit recommendations from the County Deer Advisory Councils, an annual rite that kicks things...

Venison Donated for food banks

Donated Venison to Provide Meals to Hungry Families

Ohio hunters donated 1,017 white-tailed deer to local food banks to benefit Ohioans in need during the 2014-15 season. The ODNR Division of Wildlife works together with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) to assist with the processing costs associated with donating venison to a food bank. The program allows for subsidy grants...

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...