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.

North Dakota Mule Deer

What Would You Tell These Wildlife Agency Officials?

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to attend a North Dakota Game and Fish Department advisory board meeting in their area. These public meetings, held each spring and fall, provide citizens with an opportunity to discuss fish and wildlife issues and ask questions of their district advisors and agency personnel. The governor appoints eight Game and...

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More Than Half of Licensed Hunters Successful, But is That OK?

If slightly more than half of hunters had a success rate for a deer season, would you consider that to be good or bad? That’s what one state’s wildlife officials will be reviewing, along with other regulation proposals, to present to the public later this spring. North Dakota deer hunters took approximately 28,600 deer...

Florida Panhandle Buck

More Deer Hunting Zones, Regulations on the Way?

More states are implementing deer management zones and regulations as the desire for intense or zone-specific regulations ramps up in some parts of the country, but wildlife agencies want input from hunters about proposed changes. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission seeks input and invites the public to a series of meetings starting...

Vermont

Public Hearings to Reveal Deer Season Totals, Plans

Hunters, landowners and anyone else interested in Vermont’s deer and moose herds should plan on attending one of three public hearings. The meetings are scheduled for March 25 in Springfield, March 26 in Orleans and March 27 in Middlebury. Two more hearings will be held in central and southwestern Vermont in May. The hearings...

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Lost and Alone? Online Map May Help You Out

Lost in the woods and, fortunately, you have a signal on your smart phone? Looking for a public hunting area or shooting range? Maybe you just want to go hike a trail to stretch your legs? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has unveiled an interactive map that identifies DNR-managed lands and outdoor recreation...

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Modifications Made to Proposed Deer Season Regulations

Deer limits have been altered in several counties and will be voted on by the wildlife council in one state known for pumping out big bucks each season. After considering public input and reviewing data, modifications were made to the 2014-2015 hunting regulations proposals that the Ohio Wildlife Council will vote on at its...

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Wildlife Agency Gets New Law Enforcement Chief

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has promoted Jon Evans to the rank of colonel and chief of the agency’s Division of Law Enforcement. His predecessor, Dale Caveny, retired Feb. 28, after 29 years of service. Evans will supervise a statewide team of 209 wildlife officers who enforce conservation and boating laws, and fish and...

Wildlife restoration and excise tax revenue aid programs assist wildlife and hunters.

Survey: Deer Hunters Don’t Want Mandatory Antler Restrictions

State wildlife agency officials say they listen to the public and want feedback from hunters (and anglers, and others), so when they ask and get the results it’s sometimes eye-opening. It appears Michigan will not have expanded mandatory antler rules anytime soon. The two most recent surveys conducted in Michigan to determine the level...

Illinois hunters may see changes in the coming seasons.

What Did One State’s Wildlife Director Say About Deer?

Balancing hunters’ desires for more or less deer, or bigger bucks, with the biological needs of a state population, is never an easy task for wildlife agency managers and biologists. With several Midwest states showing declines in season harvest numbers, Illinois DNR Director Marc Miller recently posted some thoughts on the department’s upcoming changes....