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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Will Radio Collar Tracking Help Save This State’s Deer?

Severe temperatures, disease, hunter and natural predation … it’s all a recipe for one of the toughest areas of survival for big game species including deer, yet they manage to make it each winter to spring. South Dakota wildlife officials want to find out more about the state’s population and have undertaken a radio...

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Coyotes Got One Deer, Hunters Got the Other (Graphic)

Mother Nature’s not always pretty but that’s just part of the deal, and when coyotes find an easy meal of white-tailed deer they’re not going to pass up the opportunity to capitalize on the situation. A group of hunters was able to help one of two bucks whose antlers became locked while fighting. Coyotes...

Montana deer

Still Time for a License in Epic Deer Hunting Country

If you’re looking for adventure in one of the most wide open, scenic and rugged states in the country, there’s still time for nonresidents to purchase a license to hunt deer and elk in Montana this autumn. A number of first-come first served surplus licenses, good for antlered deer and elk in most hunting...

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Conservative Deer Season Planned to Help Rebuild Population

Hunters can expect a conservative 2014 deer season designed to rebuild a population hit hard by the harsh winter of 2013-14. Antlerless deer will be the focus of this conservative management plan, according to officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Hunters should check the 2014 hunting regulations closely because only one deer can...

Bleats work for deer when you maybe think they won't!

Tenth Great Season for Deer & Deer Hunting TV!

The 10th season of Deer & Deer Hunting TV premieres on NBC Sports and promises to be the best season yet with even more information that deer hunters need to find success in the field. Deer & Deer Hunting TV airs this Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET. Since the series premiered nine seasons ago, Deer...

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Officials Want to Kill 2,800 Deer Ravaging Three Parks

Urban hunting and sharpshooting culling programs often are used in conjunction to help alleviate problems with deer overpopulation problems, and almost always the results are positive for the health of the deer and surrounding vegetation. According to The Associated Press, National Park Service officials want to utilize sharpshooters to kill more than 2,800 deer...

Alex LeBlanc of Louisiana with his possible state record 204-inch buck.

Land of Whitetail Examines Exceptions to Bergmann’s Rule

In 1847, German biologist Carl Bergmann illustrated a pattern in which larger-sized species of animals are typically found in colder environments, while species of a smaller size reside in warmer areas. Generally, white-tailed deer fall under this rule, but on this week’s Land of Whitetail, hunting experts look to prove that there are always...

Will Kochevar and his giant Alabama buck.

Kochevar Buck: Monster is His First Bow Kill!

Will Kochevar knew the buck was using the small tract of woods after seeing it on his game cameras last summer, a monster deer bigger than anything he’d ever seen. On Alabama’s opening day of bow season last Oct. 15, Kochevar was in a stand on the travel route between the buck’s bedding area...

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Over-the-Counter Deer Hunting Licenses? Destination Crew Investigates!

The Destination Whitetail team heads to Colorado to get all the details about Colorado’s new over-the-counter whitetail-only licenses in the new episode airing July 30 on the Sportsman Channel  at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. For those in the know, hunting in eastern Colorado is a dream for sportsmen seeking monster white-tailed deer. In years past, however, that dream...

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Swanky Resort Eyes Sharpshooters to Reduce Deer

Despite the usual yammering about using contraceptives and idiotically sensational phrases like “slaughtering” in media reports, officials at a swanky coastal resort community have given the green light to bring in sharpshooters to effectively, quickly and firmly deal with a severe problem of overpopulated deer. Following the science-based recommendations of its deer management committee,...