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Stay updated on the latest news going on in the whitetail world! From jaw-dropping record bucks, news from state agencies and organizations and weird happenings with deer and deer hunters, the D&DH team stays on top of all things deer.

Fencing Options for Better Deer Food Plots

As gamekeepers we constantly preach about the importance of spring and summer nutrition for whitetails. There are huge upsides for your deer herd when they are provided quality high protein groceries during the growing months. Anyone who has tried to grow a small food plot of soybeans, lablab or other highly attractive warm season annual...

5 Reasons We Miss Slam Dunks While Bowhunting

Any whitetail bowhunter who tells you he has never missed a shot is either lying or has not been bowhunting all that long. All of us have blown a slam dunk shot at some point in our lives. After wiping the egg off our faces, we then ask ourselves how it could have happened....

5 Steps to Make Your Bow More Deadly

Creating a deadly-quiet bowhunting outfit makes you a deadlier predator. It’s true the modern compound bow is quieter than ever right out of the box. It’s also true you’ll never hear a bowhunter complain about his whitetail setup being too quiet. Outside Africa, where animals live in constant fear of sudden death from big...

State Conservation Commissioner Resigns Amid Governor’s Turnover

After six years in the position, Gunter N. Guy Jr. has resigned as commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Chris Blankenship has been named Acting Commissioner. Blankenship was the department’s Marine Resources Director for six years until being promoted to Assistant Commissioner in March 2017. No public announcement was made...

More Clues About How, Why Deer See Better Than Humans

White-tailed deer are a prey species. Their sight, hearing and sense of smell are especially adapted to evade predators, human hunters included. While the whitetail’s ability to hear and smell potential danger is probably most critical for survival purposes, I’ve been impressed by their ability to detect even the slightest bit of potentially dangerous...

Feradyne Announces Acquisition of Wac’Em Archery

FeraDyne Outdoorshas acquired privately owned Wac’Em Archery of Uvalde, Texas, adding another leading broadhead brand to the growing FeraDyne portfolio. The terms of the sale were not disclosed. Wac’Em Archery is a premier manufacturer of high performance fixed and expandable broadheads and accessories. The company manufactures and assembles its products in the U.S. Wac’Em Archery...

Mathews Launches Video Tribute to Women Bowhunters

Mathews recently released “Drive,” a short video celebrating women bowhunters, who despite obstacles and naysayers dedicate themselves to this beloved, yet demanding, sport. The video features four women from across the country: a blacktail hunter and archery coach from northern California, a western big game hunter from Bozeman, Montana; a whitetail hunter and cattle rancher from Missouri;...

Make America Great Again This Summer

Ah, summertime and the living is easy, so the song says. So what are you doing this summer to make America great again? I am here to tell you it’s so simple it’s stupid. When “we the people” put our minds to it, nothing is beyond reach. With pleasant weather and the kids getting...