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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.

Elk and white-tailed deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Arkansas, shocking officials there with the number being discovered after years of not finding any in regular testing.

BREAKING: CWD Detected in Elk, State Agency to Implement Plan

Chronic wasting disease has been discovered in Arkansas, marking the first known case in the Southeast and sending the state wildlife agency into its CWD management plan. The disease was discovered via testing in an elk killed by a hunter in the Buffalo River herd during the 2015 autumn season. Elk were re-established in...

Radar Deer

Transportation Department Has Radar Love for Deer

Technology could help vehicle drivers avoid collisions with deer and wildlife if an ongoing trial proves beneficial. The Idaho Transportation Department is using a Doppler radar system on 25-foot poles along a section of highway in Boundary County. The radar system is connected to flashing warning lights that alert motorists to slow down if...

BUCKPOLE Travis Fowble Maryland

Hunters See Deer Harvest Decline by 3 Percent

Maryland hunters harvested fewer deer than last year during the combined archery, muzzleloader and firearm seasons September 11, 2015, through January 30, 2016. The harvest of 84,022 deer represents a 3 percent decrease from last year’s total of 86,883. Biologists attribute the decline to reduced deer numbers in some rural areas and poor weather...

Shed Hunting

#ShedRally Returns as World’s Largest Shed Hunt

#ShedRally – The World’s Largest Shed Hunt, is back. Whitetail Properties is calling on all men, women and families who love the outdoors to get outside on March 12 and hunt for shed antlers and upload creative photos and videos to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram along with the hashtag #ShedRally. “Connecting people with the...

This Ohio monster has some awesome character with the mass and drops. Wow!

Deer Managers, Hunters Hope Mother Nature Plays Supporting Role

A year after making changes in bag limits due in part to outcry from hunters complaining about seeing fewer deer, Ohio DNR officials opted to not make significant changes for the 2016-17 season. A host of factors resulted in a 2015-16 season that didn’t meet expectations, as reported here by veteran outdoors writer D’Arcy...

As many as 25 percent of the deer in the eastern United States are believed to be infected with the parasite that causes malaria. (Photo: Alan Clemons)

BREAKING: Researchers Discover Malaria in Eastern Deer

The parasite that causes malaria has been discovered in white-tailed deer that live in the eastern part of the United States, with estimates of at least 25 percent of the region’s deer being infected. For the last two years, researchers have been studying the parasite and how it lives within the deer. It is the...

Blaze pink

Governor Signs Bill Approving Blaze Pink for Hunting

Blaze pink is now approved for hunters following the signing of a legislative bill Feb. 4 by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Walker signed Act 131 into law, making Wisconsin the first state in the nation to allow the bright pink color as a safety apparel for hunting. The color was studied by the University...

handcuffs

Poachers Banned for Life After Multiple Violations

Two Tennessee men have been banned from hunting in 44 states for the rest of their lives, fined thousands of dollars and are sentenced to community service for numerous poaching violations in the most severe penalties handed out in the state wildlife agency’s history. Densibel Calzada and Eddy Albert violated dozens of state wildlife regulations...

John Kassera with his stunning Wisconsin bow record that grossed more than 201 inches.

Bow Record Falls with Stunning 201-inch Whitetail

Reports continue to roll in from across the country about giant bucks killed during the 2015-16 season, even from states where the season’s been closed for weeks. Such is the way today’s social media and reporting is done. But when it’s a truly gigantic buck that finds its way into the record book, it’s...

Venison Donated for food banks

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Receives Significant Grant

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to assist with the organizations hunger relief effort in the state of Indiana. Specifically, this grant will positively impact the local community by enabling FHFH to provide nutritious meat from donated deer and livestock to feeding programs...