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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Pope and Young Rips High-Fence Deer Hunting Operations

With attention growing about captive deer and elk, high fences, diseases and ethical questions, hunters throughout the country are expressing opinions for and against “captive” cervids and their place in the hunting world. The Pope and Young Club recently issued a statement on the situation in regard to deer hunting, hunting other species, and...

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Deer Hunting Seasons Set For Razorback Hunters

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission set the state’s deer hunting seasons for 2014-15, with modern gun deer season opening Nov. 8, archery season opening Sept. 27, and muzzleloader season opening Oct. 17. The deer season dates are part of the 2014-15 general hunting regulations approved during the Commission’s monthly meeting. Season dates for...

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Hunters, Breeders at Odds in Debate About Deer as ‘Livestock’

Deer hunters, breeders, a conservation department and a state legislature are at odds over a brewing situation about the possible reclassification of white-tailed deer as livestock. During an April 14 meeting at the state capitol, the Missouri Whitetail Breeders and Hunting Ranch Association threw its support to the public and lawmakers in its request...

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Gun Safety, Target Shooting Among Set Your Sights Events

Bass Pro Shops stores across the country will host “Set Your Sights” events featuring free firearms seminars covering optics and other accessories, conceal carry laws and equipment, target shooting, and gun care and safety.  These events, scheduled for April 25-27, also will offer free giveways and chances to win a Savage rimfire .22 LR rifle or...

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Deer Feeding Ending, But Was It a Success?

The worst winter in more than a century, still lingering well into spring, has affected white-tailed deer and wildlife to the point that a hotly-debated supplemental feeding program was attempted to provide the animals some relief. The question is, will about $200,000 spent on the supplemental food distributed by volunteers help the deer or...

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Wildlife Commissions Discussing a Merger?

When state agencies start talking about merging, especially those involving wildlife and fisheries, folks tend to take notice. A Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee has released a report about a merger between the state’s Fish and Boat Commission and Game Commission. The last formal discussions were about 11 years ago. Nothing is finalized or...

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Bag Limits Decreased for Upcoming Deer Hunting Season

Bag limits have been decreased in some counties and approval was given for straight-walled cartridge rifles during the deer-gun week after the Ohio Wildlife Council approved new regulations at its April 9 meeting, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The council also voted to remove bobcats from Ohio’s list of threatened species. The...