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.

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...

Gordy Krahn is the new editor of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine.

Gordy Krahn New Editor with Deer & Deer Hunting

F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company, is proud to announce the addition of Gordy Krahn to the editorial staff of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine. Krahn will serve as editor of the magazine alongside Dan Schmidt, F+W Outdoors Content Director and Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief. Krahn, who has been in the outdoor publishing industry...

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Should Suppressors Be Used for Deer Hunting?

A battle is brewing about the possibility of another state wildlife agency allowing the use of suppressors, also known as silencers, for hunting. Proponents are urging the allowance of suppressors for big and small game hunting while some opponents claim the “silent” firearms would be a threat to society because the report of a...