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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.

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Sportsman Choice Awards

Voting for Destination Whitetail starts on Monday November10th and runs through Sunday November 30th. It’s time to get the word out vote! Everyone only gets one vote this year so make your vote count. Vote Destination Whitetail as the best Big Game Hunting Show and don’t forget to support our very own Lauren Rich...

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Low Class Poachers Stealing From Disabled Youth Hunters

Poaching a deer is one thing, but when your lowdown thievin’ actions impact kids looking forward to a big hunting weekend then it jacks things up to another level. A Kansas landowner who planned to host a hunt for disabled youngsters was dismayed to find a poached trophy buck on his property. He told Michael...

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WATCH: Fired Up Deer Hunting in the Best Buck State

The Destination Whitetail cameras travel to Wisconsin for a hunting adventure with the enthusiastic hunters of Takedown Outdoors on this week’s all-new episode, airing exclusively on the Sportsman Channel this Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Founded by Jerry Milos and Scott Bast, Takedown Outdoors is a group dedicated to hunting, the outdoors and education,...

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Are You Prepared with the Best Survival Tips?

As the world changes, so do the emergency situations.The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a Dangerous World, a new pocket-sized reference from Living Ready Books, addresses practical preparedness plans for potential 21st century survival situations, including everything from natural disasters and manmade accidents to public shootings and home burglaries. The book is...

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With Fugitive Manhunt Over, Hunting Seasons Reopen

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has rescinded prohibitions enacted due to the manhunt for Eric Frein, accused of killing a state law enforcement officer after he was captured on Oct. 31. With Frein no longer on the loose, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough, effective midnight, lifted the temporary prohibition on hunting and trapping activity...

This buck and dogs are caught in the act of doing what they do. Mother Nature isn't always pretty. (Photo by Devin Solomon)

UPDATE: Buck, Hounds Captured Amid Their Battle

Devin Solomon photographed this buck being chased by two pointers with tracking collars. We weren’t sure what was going on (and admitted as much in our original post) but Solomon has reached out to let us know what was happening. “I don’t want to portray the idea that I’m out here encouraging dogs ripping...

Population control of bucks and does is critical to an effective deer management program.

WATCH: Top Insights on Deer Population Control and Herd Management

Population control and herd management are the focus of an all-new episode of Destination Whitetail. Tune in to the Sportsman Channel tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT to hear the experts weigh in on best practices and hunter tactics. Due to successful conservation efforts, the deer population in North America today has soared to more than...

Gavin Dingman of Michigan with his albino buck.

A White Deer, Young Hunter and Mixed Emotions

Albino and piebald deer bring out a wide range of emotions and responses in hunters and non-hunters, so much so that giving one side or the other dibs as Feedback Champion would be tough to do. I’ve seen hunters who flat-out go to the mattresses that an albino deer should be protected and not...

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Could This Gigantic Fanged Spider Kill a White-tailed Fawn?

One of the worst parts of doing summer work in the woods, especially in the Southeast, is the giant spiderwebs hanging across trails. It’s like these doggone spiders intentionally know you’re going to be coming in to put out some salt, check feeders, clean up stand sites, do trim work or whatever. They’re lying...

Dusty Smart with his giant Kansas buck.

A Monster Buck, Haunted Dreams and Final Redemption

Dusty Smart’s plan worked well for his quest to arrow a massive buck during the 2012 season and he watched as his shot found its mark on a true giant. The day before gun season was set to open in Kansas, Smart did all the right things to ensure he’d get a shot at...