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.

Coyote Fawn

States Targeting Coyotes in Groundbreaking Research Project

Three state wildlife agencies have joined forces with one of the top white-tailed deer research labs in the nation along with a prestigious university as part of a groundbreaking, multi-year project into coyote behavior. The states have long battled coyote predation on white-tailed deer fawns and now, after about a decade of liberal doe...

Weed Deer

Oregon’s Spirit Animal is a Stoner Deer that Loves Weed, Sleep

Oregon is about as diverse a state as it gets, with geography spanning desert to seashore and a population ranging from hippies and liberals to far right conservatives. Safe to say there’s not anything specific to say about Oregon other than it has a big variety. That’s not a bad thing, either. Variety is...

This 132-year-old Winchester lever action rifle was found propped against a tree and was blended in well. (Photo: NPS)

How Many Deer Did the National Park Mystery Winchester Kill?

  Lever action rifles helped win the west and are among the most popular for hunters, then and today, but a mystery is unraveling in Great Basin National Park thanks to a stunning discovery. A Winchester lever action rifle believed to be 132 years old was discovered in the park. The rifle was leaning...

Kid Rock, who's name is William Ritchie, killed this nice buck while on a hunt in Alabama.

Kid Rock Trades Stage Fury for Deer Hunting, Big Bucks

There’s absolutely no argument that can be logically made that Kid Rock doesn’t put on an intense, no-holds-barred jamfest concert when he’s touring the world pumping out his music and lyrics. For about two decades the down ‘n dirty musician from Detroit has packed arenas and stoked audiences with massive light shows and music....

Deer

Deer Hunting Shot Placement: Is the ‘No Zone’ a Myth?

Take a look at what a whitetail deer’s ribs, spine, heart, lungs and liver look like with this incredible video we shot at the 2015 Archery Trade Association show in Indianapolis. Wisconsin taxidermist Brian Johnson removed the hide, muscles and sinew to reveal a deer’s internal organs, then used an air compressor attached to...

whitetail deer management

The Problem With Scientific Deer Management

Despite his efforts to educate the public on sound deer management, Aldo Leopold realized the lessons learned from wars between nations apply to those waged over natural resources. By Marybeth Lorbiecki In September 1939, Germany invaded Poland. During the dark months of the next 2½ years, Europe exploded with tanks, bombs and guns. The...

Matt Moss with his 216-inch triple beam Mississippi monster buck! (Photo: Mississippi Sportsman)

Gut Instincts Help Hunter Topple Three-Beamed Record Buck

Sometimes when we’re hunting we look at a map or the sign-out board and figure, “Eh, why not? I’ll hunt that old barn by the cutover and see what happens.” Sometimes it pays off. Sometimes you come back to camp and wonder why you didn’t choose another stand. Matt Moss had one of those...

Florida Panhandle Buck

Veteran Conservation Officer Tapped to Lead State Agency

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has a new law enforcement director, Col. Curtis Brown. Brown, who is known among his colleagues at the FWC and partner agencies for his passionate dedication to conservation, will oversee more than 1,000 employees in the FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement. He’ll direct their efforts to protect Florida’s...

whitetail deer management

Mad Deer Turns Tables on Hunter, Attacks Him

Ever hear someone jokingly say, “Boy, when those deer turn on the hunters or get weapons then it’ll be a fair fight!” Well, uh, one finally did. Sort of. A 72-year-old hunter was out for a hunt Jan. 2 with family when he shot a doe with a crossbow. Then when he was searching for...