Deer 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.

Chris Hunter with NAP loves bowhunting for mature bucks and other critters!

Cool Video Shows NAP From the Factory to the Field

If you love bowhunting for deer, predators and other game, as well as shooting your favorite target in summer in preparation for the season, you’ll get a kick out of this cool video from New Archery Products. The cameras follow NAP’s Chris Hunter as he demonstrates his daily passion for archery and bowhunting mature...

Utah's biologists are keeping an eye on state mule deer populations this winter.
(Photo: Brent Stettler)

Biologists Keeping Close Eye on Deer This Winter

Snow and cold temperatures have blanketed the places mule deer live in Utah, bringing biologists with the state’s Division of Wildlife Resources out in force. As they do every winter, biologists are monitoring the state’s deer herds closely. If conditions get too severe, the biologists are prepared to feed the deer specially designed pellets. The...

This young mountain lion with fangs and teeth growing from its head was killed in Idaho. (Photo: Idaho DNR)

Cougar’s Unusual Fangs has Wildlife Officials Baffled

Idaho wildlife officials are baffled at the cause of a young mountain lion’s gross deformity that is gaining worldwide attention and interest from other biologists. A yearling mountain lion killed by a hunter had a separate set of teeth — including canine fangs — growing from the side of its forehead. The cougar was...

Vermont

Biologists Say Deer Herd Healthiest as It’s Ever Been

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says preliminary numbers show 12,710 deer were taken during Vermont’s 2015 deer hunting seasons. Reports from big game check stations indicate hunters had successful deer seasons in 2015, taking 3,398 deer in archery season, 1,277 in youth season, 6,592 in rifle season, and 1,443 in muzzleloader season. The...

Sam Burgeson Photo

Burgeson Promoted to President of Wildlife Research

Wildlife Research Center, Inc., the leader in the scent and scent elimination product category for hunters, announces Sam Burgeson as the new president of the company. Burgeson joined WRC as a full time employee in 2006 with a background in management, sales, chemistry, and chemical engineering, plus a love of the outdoors. He quickly showed his...

The Columbian Blacktail is benefitting from years of protection and conservation efforts. (Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Protected Deer Gets Good News After Years of Conservation Efforts

In a move signaling the success of ongoing conservation efforts in the Pacific Northwest and the benefits the Endangered Species Act (ESA) affords our most at risk wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to downlist the Columbian white-tailed deer from endangered to threatened. The Service is opening a 60-day public comment...

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When the Hunters Become the Hunted

Iola, Wis. — With winter looming, North America’s alpha predators roam the fields and forests looking for their next meal. Their fur is prime and their appetites are large. After an autumn of calling in geese and grunting in bucks, hunters turn to the ultimate challenge: to call in a predator capable of eating you—or...

Heartland Wildlife Lick Magic

Create Great Mineral Licks for Camera Surveys, Deer Benefits

Heartland Wildlife, makers of industry-leading food plot seeds, minerals, attractants and deer feed, has announced that Lick Magic, a mineral supplement that attracts, grows and keeps big deer on your property, is now available in an 8-pound bag. As the seasons progress, especially when spring transition to summer, sodium levels in deer forage decreases—but...

Coyote Fawn

Should Coyotes, Predators Have Financial Kill Bounties?

Bounties on predators are nothing new. They were common back in the 1800s and early 1900s on a variety of wildlife including wolves, mountain lions and other predators. Some of these bounties worked pretty well. Others, maybe not so much. They’re still in use today in some parts of the country. Louisiana, for example,...

Ruger American Rifle Magnum

Magnum Calibers added to Ruger American Rifle Series

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. has added two magnum calibers to its popular Ruger American rifle series, the 7mm Remington Magnum and .300 Winchester Magnum. The Ruger American Rifle Magnum has all of the popular features of the Ruger American rifle, but features a stainless steel receiver mated to a stainless steel, cold hammer-forged, 24″...