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.

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Antlerless Permit Applications Being Accepted

Applications for the 2014 Antlerless Deer Season are available at West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) district offices and the DNR Elkins and South Charleston offices. These applications also may be downloaded from the DNR’s Web page at www.wvdnr.gov. “These limited permit areas provide antlerless deer hunting opportunities in counties or areas of the...

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Destination Whitetail Heads to The Hamptons

The Hamptons, internationally known for its breathtaking scenery, luxurious residencies and affluent visitors, welcomes the Destination Whitetail crew on this week’s all-new episode for a different kind of Hamptons vacation. Tune in to the Sportsman Channel Wednesday, July 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT to discover the prime whitetail hunting ground scattered between the various million dollar homes...

Guide to Maintaining and Accessorizing Firearms

Best Tips for Cleaning, Maintaining Your Deer Rifle

The Gun Digest Guide to Maintaining & Accessorizing Firearms, helps gun owners clean and maintain their firearms while also providing options and instructions for upgrades such as aftermarket parts and optics. In Gun Digest Guide to Maintaining & Accessorizing Firearms, author and firearms expert Kevin Muramatsu takes the most common questions he hears from...

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Is Concealed Carry Necessary When Deer Hunting?

Deer hunters sometimes wonder whether they should carry a handgun for protection when venturing into public hunting land or when they may be coming out late at night in unfamiliar surroundings. Others carry all the time, no matter what and no matter what their state laws say about guns and hunting. They’d rather be...

Five private land bonus hunts are set for Oklahoma youngsters this season. (Photo: The Oklahoman)

Hunting, Target Shooting Generates Billions in Annual Revenue

National Shooting Sports Foundation’s “Hunting in America” and “Target Shooting in America” reports reveal the broad impact that spending by hunters and target shooters have on America’s economy. Now, responding to demand for a combined report, NSSF has issued “Economic Impact of Hunting and Target Shooting in America,” showing, among other significant statistics, that...

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Deer Hunters Have a New Range for Shooting Practice

Finding a quality shooting range where you can enjoy sighting in a deer rifle or plinking with the youngsters sometimes can be a challenge, but many state wildlife agencies offer quality sites MDWFP is pleased to announce the opening of Mississippi’s newest public shooting range. McHenry Shooting Range, located in South Mississippi near Perkinston,...

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Leading Charity Evaluator Issues Warning for Animal-Rights Groups

Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities, has stripped their rating of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other animal rights groups and replaced them with a “Donor Advisory” warning. Charity Navigator rates organizations from one to four stars, with four being the highest rating possible. According to Charity...

Does are in the crosshairs in West Virginia.

Game Commission Increases Permits for Antlerless Deer Hunts

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is enlisting assistance from hunters in an effort to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease. The Game Commission has developed a permit that can be used to hunt antlerless deer, but can be used only within the boundaries of what is known as Disease Management Area 2 – the...