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.

Grizzly bears are being monitored in Grand Teton National Park as part of a two-year study. (Photo: USGS)

Trouble a’Bruin? Bears Believed to Have Tracked Hunters

A study of the relationship of grizzly bears and hunters already is yielding some interesting results about interaction between the two and how bears may be tracking hunters in the woods in autumn and winter. For many years hunters have said something to the effect of “when a bear hears a gunshot it’s like...

Chad Scyphers of West Virginia hunted this big 12-point for years before finally getting a shot, and his hard work paid off. The buck green scored 196 5/8 with an estimated 10 points of deductions, which if accurate still would put the buck about 10 points better than the state record.

Massive Bowkill Buck Likely to Top State Record Book

A two-year quest for a massive white-tailed buck has resulted in what may be the new state record and it could shatter the existing mark by about 10 points. To top it off, the buck was killed on public land … so all the haters who want to immediately scream “fence” or “payhunt” can...

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What Would You Do About This 9-Point Buck?

Wisconsin deer hunters faced a dilemma about a 9-point buck and figured out a way to resolve the situation, although it’s now drawing interest in hunting circles. Eleven-year old Kameron Jorgenson shot a 9-point buck near Oneida, Wis., and it hit the ground. Then he and his father watched as the deer “came back...

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Deer Numbers Down Due to Management, ‘External Forces’

Whitetail deer numbers are down in one state due to what state wildlife officials say is a combination of hunting via management programs and an uncontrollable disease that hit the population hard in some areas a couple of years ago. Indiana deer hunters should expect another productive season in 2014, although they may see...

Feral hogs are a terrible problem for deer hunters and land managers in many Southeast states.

Top Tips on Controlling Feral Hogs on Your Property

One of the worst nuisance animals around is the feral hog, which breeds like crazy, tears up food plots, agriculture fields and pastures, and is a threat to wildlife populations due to competition for many of the same food sources. They’re prolific in the Southeast and Southwest states, and are moving north. State and...

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Hunter Dies from Tree Stand Fall

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the Pennsylvania man who died this week after falling from his tree stand. This tragedy should reinforce the following steps every deer hunter should make before hunting and while hunting: 1. Always leave a map of where you will be hunting, including the precise...

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Deer Importation Lands Trio in Hot Water With Feds

Importing deer illegally is a no-no in many states, with wildlife agencies prohibiting the movement of deer for fear of introduction of diseases among the main reasons for the laws. That doesn’t stop some people from moving deer from one state to another, though. With the number of high fence breeding and preserve operations...

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Generous Deer Hunters Provide How Many Meals?

When it comes to helping others, hunters are among the most generous despite the terrible propaganda foisted by the unknowledgeable and anti-hunting crowd who crows mightily, not to mention mainstream media that often misses or ignores the good works. The amount of nutritious venison donated annually by deer hunters, and others, throughout the country...