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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.

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Federal Judge Overturns ScentLok Decision

ScentBlocker has successfully overturned the original jury award in the case ScentLok brought against it in 2014 claiming false advertising. The case took an abrupt turn on January 30, 2017 when United States District Judge Gordon J. Quist issued the court’s Opinion granting ScentBlocker’s motion for judgement as a matter of law and vacating...

Modern day muzzleloaders are more fun, technically advanced and can help hunters extend their season.

Modern Muzzleloaders: Fun and Deadly for Deer Hunting

The old front-stuffer was a lifeline to fresh protein for many of the adventuresome settlers who pushed west to carve out their unique niche in life. But those early guns would have been finicky when it came to loading, shooting and cleaning. Consistently anchoring game with them would have been iffy at best. As...

The Airbow fires an arrow via compressed air and is gaining approval from more states for big game hunting.

Washington Latest to Conditionally Approve Unique Hunting Weapon

Hunters with disabilities receiving special accommodations for hunting in Washington can now apply to use the Benjamin Pioneer Airbow for big game hunting. Washington confirmed some hunters have already begun applying for Airbow use permits and are receiving the accommodation. “We are very pleased to hear that the Washington State Department of Fish and...

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Become a Better Hunter with Turkey & Turkey Hunting Magazine

Turkey season has finally arrived, and Turkey & Turkey Hunting magazine is back with its Spring 2017 issue that’s sure to get you even more fired up for the season. Jam-packed with hard-hitting, practical information, the issue is designed to provide valuable insight you can add directly to your arsenal and take straight into...

Is this a cull buck? Some would say yes, and others would give it another year to see what happens as it matures.

Once a Spike, Always a Spike: Deer Hunting’s Big Myth

White-tailed deer tend to grow antlers that are fairly well-balanced. That is, one side looks pretty much like the other. Keep in mind, however, that no two antlers are ever exactly alike, although their similarities from side to side, or even from one buck to the next, are sometimes striking. Nevertheless, deer antlers are...

The Canada Lynx is found in some parts of the United States, including Maine, where a lawsuit was being fought against animal rights organizations about incidental take by trappers. (PHOTO:  USFWS Digital Library)

Trappers Prevail in Maine Lynx Incidental Take Lawsuit

Trappers in Maine and the state’s Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife won a court battle Feb. 15 against a lawsuit filed by four animal rights organizations regarding “incidental take” in regard to the Endangered Species Act. The ruling was handed down by U.S. District Judge Jon Levy. The Sportsman’s Alliance Foundation joined trappers and...

Today's modern hunter may use everything from a modern sporting rifle like this one to a traditional bow, wearing performance clothing or old school wool. Today's hunter spans the gamut.

In this Incredible Age, What Defines the Modern Hunter?

What best defines the modern hunter? I’d argue it’s not really a question of who he or she is, but rather when he or she lived. Every generation has had its rendering of the modern-day hunter, dating back to prehistoric times, when early man embarked on the hunt with primitive weapons in search of food for...

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Improve Your Woodsmanship by Thinking Like a Deer

There’s a difference between anthropomorphism and common-sense hunting tactics. Of course, the latter is quite the oxymoron. As baseball great Paul Molitor once said, “If common sense were so common, wouldn’t everyone have it?” It should also be noted that many great hunters fail miserably when trying to predict deer behavior based on “what...

Deer Hunter Dies in Freak Accident During Severe Storm

A deer hunter died in a horrible accident during severe storms that raked the Florida Panhandle on Feb. 7, officials said. Severe storms with high wind and heavy rain drenched the northern Gulf of Mexico from Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle. Calhoun County officials said 61-year-old Benny Hollis was discovered by his wife when...

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Required Changes Coming for Bowhunters for 2017

Bowhunters will have yet another possible requirement to fulfill and another license to pay for before being able to hunt in one popular state this season. If you’re used to paying for different season periods or weapons, this does’t sound like a big deal. Some states have had this kind of setup for years....