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.

Steve Bartylla has several great tips for land and whitetail management he'll share on Deer & Deer Hunting TV.

Take the Mystery Out of Your Deer Hunting Strategy

Products designed to fool white-tailed deer saturate today’s hunting market, but finding the best available method for increasing your success this season doesn’t have to be a mystery. On this week’s all-new Deer & Deer Hunting TV, hunting experts Tom Miranda and Steve Bartylla are on hand to discuss their preferred strategies to trick an...

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So Who’s Still Against This Successful Urban Deer Hunt?

Urban deer hunting programs are designed to offer bowhunters the opportunity to help communities with deer overpopuation problems in controlled settings and more cities are getting on board with these outstanding projects. One is getting ready for its second year and officials and hunters couldn’t be happier. Even residents — most of them, other...

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Was This Man Killed Because He Was Feeding Deer?

A trial began this week for a husband and wife charged with multiple counts related to the death of a neighbor. Paula Zumberge, 50, was to have taken the stand Wednesday to testify in her behalf as she faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of second degree assault, and aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Testimony...

Donald Trump Jr. was among the guests who have visited Deer Talk Now.

Concern Growing as Deer Population Takes Hard Hit

Sometimes when things hit a crisis level it takes the hands-on approach of multiple organizations and good folks trying to figure out what’s going on, what can be done and how to set the wheels in motion. That’s what happened recently when sportsmen’s groups gathered to discuss the declining populations of mule deer and how...

Nicole McClain heads to Buffalo County for a thrilling bowhunt.

Emotions Run Wild on Bowhunting Episode

Venture to Buffalo County, Wisconsin, for an exciting and emotional hunt with model Nicole McClain on this week’s all-new episode of Deer & Deer Hunting TV. The episode airs on NBC Sports Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET. McClain is a model, actress, passionate health advocate and cancer survivor who has been hunting since the...

Deer in southern Alabama, south of Montgomery where this buck was killed, have breeding dates into March based on fetal conception surveys.

Just When, Exactly, is the Southern Deer Rut?

For a hunter, knowing that the rut is on the horizon is akin to knowing one’s birthday is right around the corner. In this week’s new episode of Land of Whitetail—which airs on the Pursuit Channel this Saturday at 10 a.m. ET — experts build on that excitement as they share their thoughts on...

Illinois hunters will see changes in the coming seasons. Click the photo to see more giant bucks!

What Big Buck State is Reducing Deer Hunting Opportunities?

A destination state long appreciated as a big buck heaven for deer hunters looking for a brute is undergoing changes in its hunting season structure and antlerless opportunities. Officials plan to remove a large chunk of the state from a late winter season, reduce gun hunting permits and are using deer-vehicle accidents as part of their...

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Could This be Assault With a Dead Weapon?

You expect something wild to happen on a full moon but since that’s still a week or so away, this bit of Deer News of the Weird has to be filed under the That’s Just Crazy category. Two women got into an argument in Pennsylvania and then started swinging a mounted deer head at each other....

Oklahoma has some bruiser bucks, but state wildlife officials say the number of deer killed during the 2013-14 season declined by more than 18 percent.

Why Did This State’s Deer Numbers Decline So Much?

Slight declines in wildlife and waterfowl numbers or harvest totals aren’t unusual. Biologists and savvy hunters notice these things each season, or maybe a trend after two or three seasons that can be chalked up to an easy explanation. A decline of more than 18 percent usually raises an eyebrow or two, however, and...