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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.

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New Deer Biologist Hired, is Eager to Get Started

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has a new deer biologist and a new mammalogist. Joe Caudell, the deer biologist, joins the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife from Murray State University in Kentucky, where he had served as assistant professor of wildlife since 2013. He also has served as an adjunct professor in...

Robinson Outdoors Responds to Jury’s Verdict in Court Case

ScentLok Technologies won a jury verdict in federal court against Robinson Outdoor Products for its advertising of ScentBlocker Trinity scent control products. ScentLok asserted that Robinson made false advertising claims through a national campaign. Robinson Outdoor products has responded. Here is the press release: To our Friends, Customers, ProStaff, Retail Partners and Fellow Hunters: As...

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ScentLok Wins Lawsuit in Federal Court

On May 19, 2016, a seven member jury in Michigan found Robinson Outdoor Products, the manufacturer of ScentBlocker®, liable for making false advertising statements about its Trinity™ hunting apparel. The jury found that Robinson’s false advertising was willful. “Today’s announcement was a victory for our hunting community,” said Pat Hylant Jr., President and CEO...

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Undercover Investigation Yields Bust for Selling Venison

A two-year investigation by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Conservation Officers uncovered an illegal venison sales operation in the town of Edmeston, in Otsego County. Members of DEC’s Bureau of Environmental Crimes Investigation unit executed a search warrant recently at a butcher shop called Farmers Place (256 County Highway 20) and...

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Veteran Industry Executive Joins F+W Outdoors Team

Michael Cassidy has joined F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company, as vice-president of national sales and business development for its Outdoors television, video, digital and print properties including Deer & Deer Hunting and Gun Digest magazines; Deer & Deer Hunting, Destination Whitetail and Modern Shooter television shows on Sportsman Channel, and  Land of Whitetail on Pursuit Channel. Cassidy has served in the outdoor television and...

Patrick Rogerson shot this awesome New York nontypical that rough scored at nearly 200 inches. Wow!

Deer Management Coalition Blasts State Agency Decision

The New York State Whitetail Management Coalition strongly disagrees with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) decision to halt the expansion of a policy to protect yearling bucks and better manage the state’s deer population. The New York State Whitetail Management Coalition, which represents nearly 10,000 hunters statewide, says DEC’s decision...

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Deadline Near for Popular Controlled Deer Hunts

May 16 is the last day applications can be submitted for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s popular Controlled Hunts program. For $5, sportsmen can put their name in the running for this special slate of unique-to-Oklahoma draw hunts for deer, elk, antelope and turkey. Some of the available hunts are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Others...

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Annual NRA Meetings: Acres of Guns, Gear and Outfitters

The National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings and Exhibits, sponsored by MidwayUSA, will be held May 19 to 22, 2016.  Special events will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, KFC Yum! Center Arena, Kentucky International Convention Center and Belvedere at Waterfront Park.  The exhibit hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center opens Friday, May...

White-tailed deer, mule deer and other wildlife use Conservation Reserver Program lands throughout the country all year.

Federal Cap on CRP Limits Acreage Despite Record Demand

Despite demand for participation in the successful federal Conservation Reserve Program, land this year will be less than the amount requested by landowners due to a federal cap on the amount. Many hunters believe CRP lands, which include farm and grass lands, is only for or primarily good for upland birds. That’s wrong, though. White-tailed...