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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.

Steven Davis of North Carolina with his crossbow buck that pushes 190-plus inches!

Monster Crossbow Buck May Be a State Record!

After watching a gigantic buck for days and getting scads of game camera photos, Steven Davis calmly stood in his stand waiting for a shot at the bruiser. He’d seen this gagger in velvet, bedding down in soybeans, and watched as a smaller 6-point literally ate the velvet from the buck’s massive antlers. And then...

Montana deer

Are Whitetail, Mule Deer Numbers Improving or Still Flat?

Mule deer numbers have experienced recent declines in many areas of one Rocky Mountain state but could be improving, according to optimistic outlooks by some biologists. Favorable weather and habitat conditions this year could help spur an uptick in some areas, but it’s not all wine and roses across the board. According to the Montana...

Delaware deer

Northeast Governor Does Something Totally Unexpected for Hunting

Due to politics and the tug of war between the two major parties, the Northeast portion of the United States often gets everything lumped into one giant pot of stereotyping and rhetorical mess. That covers everything from whatever’s on the hardcore political agenda about schools, roads and such to even the wildlife arena. Fairly...

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The Best Reloading Tips You Need to Know About Your Ammunition

As the all-time high interest in reloading continues, Gun Digest has teamed up with handloading expert Phillip P. Massaro to publish the new Gun Digest Shooter’s Guide to Reloading. For shooters who are new to reloading and want to take advantage of reloading’s many benefits – cost savings, improved accuracy and combating future ammunition shortages,...

CWD has been found in more than two dozen states and Canadian provinces. (Photo: Wisconsin DNR)

Hundreds of Infected Deer Killed on Game Farm After CWD Discovered

At least 287 of more than 350 deer tested on an Iowa game farm were found to be infected with chronic wasting disease and euthanized by wildlife officials and the farm owner paid $917,100 for the animals, according to a story highlighting the contentious issue of game farms, wildlife and disease. The Indianapolis Star leads its shocking...

Alabama Tagged Deer

Would You Shoot This Deer the State Says is Special?

Hunters usually avoid shooting deer that have tags in an ear or collars around their necks for several reasons, some being that they’re unsure if the deer is protected, a pet, an escapee from a fenced property or perhaps some kind of science project. The deer really are hanging around biker bars and tattoo parlors...

whitetail deer management

The Problem With Scientific Deer Management

Despite his efforts to educate the public on sound deer management, Aldo Leopold realized the lessons learned from wars between nations apply to those waged over natural resources. By Marybeth Lorbiecki In September 1939, Germany invaded Poland. During the dark months of the next 2½ years, Europe exploded with tanks, bombs and guns. The...

The Rage X-Treme broadhead again made short work of a whitetail for Dan Schmidt. (photo courtesy of Cory Johnson/Smokey Valley Archery)

Secrets Revealed About Hunting Tough, Invisible Bucks

The hardest buck to hunt is the one you never see. On the season finale of Deer & Deer Hunting TV, learn how to better spot those invisible bucks that elude hunters and increase your chances of success. The Season 10 finale airs Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET, only on NBC Sports. From elusive...