News

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.

Airbow3

Crosman Responds to ATA Statement on Airbow

Since its introduction in January, Crosman Corporation’s Benjamin® Pioneer Airbow® has captured the attention of rifle hunters seeking a safe and efficient entry into the exciting world of bowhunting, and crossbow owners who are drawn to it for its safe and uncomplicated operation. The Archery Trade Association (ATA) recently issued a negative position statement...

Airbow1

Archery Trade Association Issues Position Statement on Airbows

At the request of its members and representatives of state wildlife agencies, the Archery Trade Association Board of Directors has released a position statement concerning airbows. The statement was drafted immediately following the organization’s summer board meeting July 11-12 in Washington, D.C. POSITION STATEMENT ON AIRBOWS July 16, 2016 The ATA was asked by...

AGFC Bobby Martin of Rogers Ark

Governor Appoints Foundation Fundraiser to Commission Seat

Gov. Asa Hutchinson today appointed Bobby L. Martin of Rogers to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. “Bobby Martin is an avid outdoorsman, conservationist, and a strong advocate for youth in the outdoors,” Hutchinson said in a news release. “I admire his passion for waterfowl, deer hunting, and fishing. His deep knowledge and appreciation...

Gamo, which makes popular air rifles for target shooting and hunting, has purchased Daisy Outdoor Products. (Photo: Alan Clemons)

Legendary Combination: Gamo Purchases Daisy Outdoor Products

Gamo Outdoor SL, an affiliate of New York-based private equity investment firm BRS, along with its US subsidiary, Gamo Outdoor USA, has acquired Daisy Outdoor Products. Daisy is one of the most recognized brands of airguns and accessories in the world. Since 1886, the Company has been producing quality products and introducing generations of young...

Montana officials are seeing mule deer and whitetail deer numbers at stable or rising rates, according to post-season surveys.

Deer Numbers Stable, Rising in Some Areas

Deer populations are stable and rising according to post-season surveys of one state not always high on any lists for whitetail deer hunters. Stable and rising? How’s that possible? According to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks hunter surveys, mule deer numbers are increasing in Region 6, the northeastern portion of the state. Whitetail...

CWD samples from Arkansas deer and elk being recorded as part of the state's protocol for the disease. (Photo: AGFC)

Board Approves CWD Zone, Urine Ban, Other Measures

Commissioners voted unanimously June 24 to approve a Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone made up of Boone, Carroll, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Newton, Pope, Searcy and Yell counties. CWD has been found in five of these counties since first being discovered in Arkansas in late February. The AGFC has circulated proposals to slow the...

doe

Open Meeting Set for New Public Wildlife Management Area

Hunters and other interested citizens are encouraged to review proposed hunting regulations for the 2016-2017 season at the new Alapaha River Wildlife Management Area and make plans to attend a scheduled public hearing. “The acquisition of this almost 7,000-acre tract along the Alapaha River provides for a diverse hunting opportunity,” said John Bowers, chief...

Mossy Water Moccasin1

Is This the World’s Most Terrifying Water Moccasin?

Yes, I would run like an Olympic sprinter even in that knee-deep mucky mud and scream like a girl on a Wes Craven movie set being chased by a horrifying zombieman with a chainsaw hungry for brains if I came across this critter. I’m not afraid of snakes. I have a healthy respect for...