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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Refuges Seeking Input on Possible Quota Hunt Fee Increases

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to increase quota hunt permit fees for three national wildlife refuges, citing increasing administrative costs and lack of an increase in almost 20 years. The refuges are Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, Overflow National Wildlife Refuge and Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge....

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Owner of Controversial Captive Deer Farm Arrested, Charged

The owner of a controversial captive deer farming operation has been charged with multiple felonies following an investigation after his facility was given a state-mandated quarantine. Depending on what may be uncovered because the investigation still is ongoing, more charges could be added. For now, though, Daniel Yoder, the owner of World Class Whitetails...

Captive deer would have been reclassified as livestock under a bill that was vetoed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. Missouri's legislature failed to override the veto by one vote.

Deer Wars Intensify as State Agency Bans Captive Imports

State wildlife agencies throughout the country are grappling with numerous issues related to white-tailed deer and other cervids as well as legislatures trying to strip or shift agency powers. One of the biggest issues in the last few years has been captive deer farming and shooting preserves. Advocates say that where legal, they’re merely...

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Controversial Wolf Ruling a Huge Concern for Deer Hunters

Controversy still reigns in the December 2014 decision by a judge to return wolves to the federal Endangered Species List, sending state wildlife agencies and hunters into shock at what had been a successful management program for the predators. After years of being on the Endangered Species list the wolves in Minnesota, Michigan and...

Hunter safety courses help thousands each year throughout the nation.

Register Now for Free Hunter Safety Courses and Free Ammo

Getting all set up for hunting seasons with a free safety course is fantastic, but what if you free ammo and range time were part of the deal? That would be super. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering free hunter safety courses in 12 counties in central Florida. “Don’t wait. Take...

Deer hunters have great success in Arkansas each season, like Drew Weir and his his monstrous 23-point buck he killed in Benton County,  Arkansas.

Dig Deeper! License Fees Increase for Non-Resident Hunters

Non-resident hunters will be taking a hit in the wallet starting with the 2015-16 seasons after its wildlife board approved a sizeable increase in the cost of hunting licenses. And it’s not just a little increase. Fifty bucks for an annual (all-season) license may make some hunters think twice. The Arkansas Game and Fish...

Florida hunters have new deer management units and antler restrictions following changes by the state's wildlife commission.

Deer Hunters Have New Management Units, Restrictions

More restrictions on legal bucks and a management strategy designed to work better on a local level are among the changes enacted by one state wildlife agency. This comes on the heels of changes last year to establish smaller deer management units following requests from hunters. After more public input, the FloridaFish and Wildlife...

Kansas is a destination state for hunters and anglers.

Legislature Moves to Solidify Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap

Yet another state legislature is making a move to further protect the rights of outdoorsmen and women to fish, hunt and trap with a resolution to be considered in the current legislative session. A bipartisan group of legislators on Jan. 29 introduced a resolution that would update the Kansas constitution to guarantee the right to hunt,...