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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.

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Will This State’s Game Wardens be Watching Hunters with Drones?

Unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, aren’t just some new thing. They’re here, they’re getting more popular with the public and law enforcement agencies, and now some state officials are trying to figure out ways to use them. That includes state conservation departments and wildlife agencies. At least one state governor has created...

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No Medal for This Olympic Bonehead Deer Decision

Sometimes you just shake your head after hearing about something crazy or reading a report that makes you truly wonder what someone was thinking. That’s what’s you may do after seeing this. A U.S. Olympic wrestler was cited by Colorado officials after they were called because he was stalking a deer in a car...

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Secrets of the Motivated Bowhunter on DDH TV

Deer & Deer Hunting TV looks to dissect the mind of a bowhunter and what motivates them to pursue deer year after year on this week’s all-new episode, airing Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports. Every hunter has a story of their first time and the reasons that brought them out to the...

Adrianna Cockerill of Eastover, S.C., with her 4-point velvet doe. (Photo: SouthCarolinaSportsman.com/Adrianna Cockerill)

Woman’s Buck in Velvet Gives Her Quite a Shock

Adrianna Cockerill was thrilled to get a shot at a buck during the opening week of her hunting season, but what she discovered later gave her quite a shock. It wasn’t the antlers. It wasn’t a scrawny deer, or some kind of mistake that she made. Her buck was a doe, baby! Yep, the...

Yowza! Ted Nugent with a nice buck!

Destination Whitetail Bonus Episodes Airing Tonight

Destination Whitetail, the travel hunting show celebrating the culture and traditions of the people who love to hunt white-tailed deer, is featured as part of DIRECTV’s free weeklong preview of the Sportsman Channel. DIRECTV subscribers should check their local listings for information on Destination Whitetail air times. From Aug.25-31, DIRECTV customers will enjoy a free preview of all the...

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Biologists Find ‘Unprecedented’ Level of CWD in Deer Farm

Biological research officials from multiple agencies have confirmed at least seven captive whitetail deer on one northeast farm were infected with chronic wasting disease, heightening concerns about the potential spread of the fatal disease. The seven deer were identified earlier this year on a farm in Pennsylvania as having the disease, which is fatal. Deer cannot be...

Arkansas has a variety of hunting options including some special youth and draw hunts on refuges.

Why Does This Deer Season Begin This Early?

Hunters in one state apparently have a pretty good relationship with their state wildlife agency, which shifted deer season dates to accommodate a request for hunting opportunities. Deer hunters in Nebraska wanted to hunt bucks that still have velvet on their antlers. So the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission shifted the season’s opening day...

Joe Akin of Alabama with 15-point buck killed in Tennessee in late November.

The Best Tips for Last-Minute Deer Season Planning

For the hunter with so much to do and not enough time, this week’s Deer & Deer Hunting TV — which airs Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports — has you covered with the last minute hunting preparation tips you need to tag a buck. When you can’t make the time to get...

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Do You Need a Background Check to Go Deer Hunting?

Hunters throughout the country need licenses, permits and, usually, permission from landowners in order to hunt deer, upland or waterfowl birds, small game and other big game species. We apply for tags and special permits, get licenses or permits for public land hunting, and have to undergo background checks to purchase rifles and handguns...