Deer News

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.

Jeromie Slaughter

Deer Hunting Dad and Kids Lost, Arrested in Mexico

What a nightmare Thanksgiving holiday for U.S. Marine Corps retired 1st Sgt. Jeromie Slaughter and his family after a planned deer hunting trip turned into an arrest in Mexico on firearms charges. Nevermind that the 18-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps had two children with him, ages 9 and 14. The 9-year-old? His...

Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent on Fred Bear and Public Relations

It’s tough to put a label on Ted Nugent: music icon, diehard hunter, passionate defender of the Second Amendment, outspoken … probably a few more descriptions, too. Uncle Ted’s been going hardcore gonzo backstrap-lovin’ deer hunting for decades. How many? Let’s just say decades. He’s 67 — can you believe that? — and still...

A Giant Brown Bear

So, Have You Ever Found a Giant Bear Under Your House?

Yes, I probably would have wet my pants and screamed like a little girl and tripped running backward to find a bank safe to crawl into a whimperingly hide like a frightened turtle. But if you live in an area with giant brown bears, well, I guess you learn to take care of things...

Rinehart replacement skins

Save Bucks and Extend the Life of Your Bow Target

Rinehart Targets, designer and manufacturer of sculpted archery targets, is now offering replacement skins for its 22- and 26-inch Rhino Bag targets. Designed to be the best bag targets on the market, the Rhino bags feature Dual Layer Power Core technology for long-lasting stopping power—while still allowing arrows to be pulled from the target with...

Alabama orange collared deer

Collared Deer Part of Ongoing Research Project

Research conducted on two wildlife management areas and two private land sites in Pickens and Marengo counties is attempting to answer questions that will help biologists better manage Alabama’s deer herd. Hunters are asked not to kill any deer they see with orange collars so those deer are kept in the research project. In...

Ruger 22 rifle wood

Great Christmas Gift Idea: New .22 Rifle for Small-Game, Target Fun

It’s a safe bet that if you asked 100 deer hunters, or any hunters for that matter, what they started out with as a youngster that a good number would respond with “BB gun” and “a 22-caliber rifle.” You probably could toss in the .410 shotgun, too, and have a solid trio. All are good...

2008 November Ryan's uncles ranch deer hunting

Donald Trump Jr.: Hunting Kept Me Out of Trouble!

Donald Trump Jr. is Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions of the Trump Organization and a longtime hunter with a passion for bowhunting white-tailed deer. He is a boardroom advisor on the wildly successful television show, The Celebrity Apprentice. Among the most high-profile openings Trump supervised was the grand Trump International Golf Links...

Kitten with Deer

Whitetail Fawn Doesn’t Move, Completely Ignores Adorable Kitten

We’ve all heard state wildlife agencies and biologists to tell folks to leave a newborn deer alone because the doe put it in a specific spot and will return later. Some folks don’t believe that and remove the “abandoned” fawns, which almost always is a mistake. Others understand that deer do things we may...

Ray Petering

Ohio DNR Names Ray Petering as Top Official

Veteran wildlife management expert Ray Petering has been named chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife. Petering assumed his new position Nov. 16. He retired from the ODNR Division of Wildlife in 2011 as the acting assistant chief and executive administrator in the fish management and research section. He has...