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.

Chronic Wasting Disease is always fatal and is found in two dozen states and Canadian provinces. (Photo: Wisconsin DNR)

Escaped Deer, Possibly with CWD, Has Conservation Officials Scrambling

Wildlife officials are scrambling to locate deer that escaped from a fenced captive deer facility after tests showed positive results for chronic wasting disease in deer inside the farm. Wisconsin DNR officials are asking residents in two communities to report any sightings of the ear-tagged deer and their location. CWD was detected in June...

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Deer Make Themselves at Home But DNR Says Shoo

  Seeing deer in your yard isn’t uncommon in some areas where population numbers are too high and deer decide that flower beds and yards are too nice to pass up. But a West Virginia man caught the attention of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police when two officers spied a deer...

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Add a Doe or Two to Your Freezer This Season

Applying early boosts chances for hunters seeking antlerless tags and adding some more deer meat to your freezer this hunting season. Pennsylvania deer hunters who want to better their chances of obtaining an antlerless license will want to send in applications during the first round of sales set to kick off on Monday, July...

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Legislative Update: See What’s Happening with Hunting in These States

Tracking the Capitols is a source of legislation currently being tracked by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation state policy team to keep you informed of the most pertinent and timely state legislation affecting hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping and other conservation issues. Connecticut H 6034 Introduced: 01/21/2015 Sponsor: Joint Committee on Environment Issue Brief:...

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Poaching, Posting on Social Media is a Terribly Stupid Idea

It happens every day. Every. Single. Day. Someone does something stupid, horrible or criminal, posts on social media about it or posts actual photos or video of the event happening and then they get caught. Sometimes they take it another step and say “That wasn’t supposed to be public, it’s on my private social...

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Did You Know: Rise of the Female Hunter

One of the great things about hunting is it’s not just for one group of people. Hunting offers something for men, women and children of all ages and races. We even can choose from a variety of ways to hunt. Want to use a bow or gun? Have at it. Crossbow? Plenty to choose...

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Pregnant Deer Poached, Twin Fawns Discarded

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the poaching of a pregnant mule deer in Game Management Unit 19A, east of Chino Valley. Game and Fish officers are continuing to investigate the crime, and the department’s Operation Game Thief program is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to...

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Check Out This Awesome Ruger Salute to America

Chris Cheng, winner of the 2011 Top Shot competition on History Channel, provides a cool rendition of the Star Spangled Banner with his suppressed Ruger .22 rifle. Yes, a suppressed Ruger .22 rifle. How cool is that? It’s so quiet that you hear the plink and music notes more than the rifle. For plinkers...

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BREAKING: CWD Confirmed in Texas Deer

Tests for Chronic Wasting Disease taken from a white-tailed deer in Texas have been confirmed positive, resulting in the first case in the species in one of the nation’s biggest deer hunting states. The tests were confirmed and announced by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials. The deer was in Medina County and tests...

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Destination Whitetail Returns for Action Packed Season

Destination Whitetail returns to Sportsman Channel for another action packed season of whitetail deer hunting, cool locations and stories, hunting insights and more. Destination Whitetail is a TV show that investigates the people, places and ways to hunt whitetail deer throughout North America. In the 43 states with deer populations, their habitat varies, as do...