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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.

Chronic Wasting Disease is always fatal and is found in two dozen states and Canadian provinces. (Photo: Wisconsin DNR)

CWD in Wild Deer Spurs Wildlife Agency’s Action Plan

Chronic Wasting Disease has been discovered in a wild, free-ranging deer in Michigan, according to conservation department officials, and is the first such case in the state. CWD is an always-fatal neurological disease that affects deer and other cervids. It had previously been detected in Michigan in deer that were in enclosures. The wild...

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Wildlife Agency Bans Latest Technology for Hunting

What are your ethics when it comes to technology and using lures or scents, such as deer urine, while you’re deer hunting? Ethics span the gamut. Some folks are in the “doesn’t matter, just use them and adapt” camp and others are in the “use a stickbow, spot ‘n stalk, and get close” camp....

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Investigation Reveals Multiple Violations; Guide Gets Huge Fine

  A hunting guide has been hit with multiple fines and restitution penalties after pleading guilty following a lengthy investigation by a state wildlife agency.   Brandon R. Greeley, 28, a licensed bear guide in Tofte, Minn., was found with more than 150 traps, six black bear hides, multiple deer quarters and other wildlife...

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Lead Ammunition Ban for Hunting Set to Begin, So Get Ready

  Hunters are bracing for major changes in regard to the ammunition they can use thanks to environmental activists and state legislators with no common sense. Based on emotion instead of science that shows lead-based ammunition is significantly dangerous to a large amount of wildlife, California is beginning its ban on lead-based ammo starting...

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Is This the World’s Most Terrifying Water Moccasin?

Yes, I would run like an Olympic sprinter even in that knee-deep mucky mud and scream like a girl on a Wes Craven movie set being chased by a horrifying zombieman with a chainsaw hungry for brains if I came across this critter. I’m not afraid of snakes. I have a healthy respect for...

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Stroke! Stroke! Big Bucks Lead Herd of Swimming Deer

Did you know that deer can swim and are pretty doggone good at it? It seems strange that a long-legged deer with cloven hooves could easily swim and maneuver in water, but they can. Even big bucks, like the ones leading this herd of deer across a slough in Alabama in 2014. Deer that...

Nebraska's bowfishing mentor program helps young and novice shooters get into the sport.

Bowfishing Program to Mentor Novice Shooters

How many times have you heard a young hunter or angler say something like, “I got to go once or twice but we haven’t been again and I don’t know where to go.” Access, mentoring and being successful are three ways to help kids and novices get into a sport or activity, whether it’s...