Deer News

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.

California DFW Enforcement Chief David Bess (left).

Bess Appointed Chief of California DFW Law Enforcement

California wildlife officer David Bess has been appointed the new chief of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division, CDFW Director Charlton H. Bonham announced. The position was recently vacated by the retirement of 33-year veteran wildlife officer, Chief Michael P. Carion. “California’s fish and wildlife and the sportsmen and...

Wyatt Reinhardt killed a monster buck that any New Hampshire deer hunter would be proud of! The 8-pointer weighed 212 pounds. Congrats!

Deer Numbers Down, But Final Tally Among Top 10 in Nine Decades

The preliminary numbers are in for one state’s autumn hunting seasons and while the season kill is down for unknown reasons, the overall number is among the highest in the last nine decades. That’s kind of weird, isn’t it? Hunters killed fewer deer this season but the final total is among the top 10 for...

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Condolences to Family of Longtime DDH Contributor, Friend

Our hearts are heavy here at Deer & Deer Hunting, as we have just learned of the passing of our dear friend and longtime contributor John Trout Jr. He was one of the most knowledgable bowhunters in North America and one of the best blood-trailers. We will miss you, John. Our thoughts and prayers...

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BREAKING NEWS: Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit by Anti-Hunters

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the dismissal of the latest lawsuit brought by anti-hunting groups petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue regulations banning traditional ammunition with lead components. The court’s decision was announced Dec. 23. The refusal by the EPA to consider the petition was challenged...

A mountain lion cub works on a deer in the Malibu Creek State Park in California, part of about 350 photos caught on a game camera. (Photo: NPS)

Mountain Lion Cubs Devouring a Deer

Hang on to your ball of yarn, because these photos of mountain lion cubs with a deer carcass are better than any funny cat videos, LOLcats or funniest pet videos you’ll see. Why? Because mountain lion cubs doing their thing in nature, and with mother mountain lion nearby protecting her crew, is better than...

Kevin Clouse buck from Tombstone Creek Outfitters in Missouri.

Kevin Clouse Buck from Missouri: 221-Inch Monster!

The Kevin Clouse Buck from Missouri is one to behold. Just take a look at the “beer can bases” on this buck! It is definitely one of the biggest bucks we have seen at Deer & Deer Hunting here in 2014. Kevin emailed us these photos this morning. Wow, what a deer. Congratulations, Kevin!...

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Video: Handgun Hunter Drops Deer in its Tracks?

Dropping a deer dead in its tracks at 152 yards is an accomplishment for any whitetail hunter, but what about if you’re shooting a handgun? That’s what this shooter allegedly did in this video. Did he really pull it off? We’re not sure; he’s not responding, plus he didn’t include a recovery of the...

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New Gun Digest Book Explores Customization Options for AR-15

Whether you are new to AR-15 fandom or a lifelong enthusiast, Kevin Muramatsu’s new book, Gun Digest Guide to Customizing Your AR-15, is sure to inspire firearm owners to reexamine their gun’s potential and range. The book is now available at www.gundigeststore.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and most other major and specialty booksellers. Gun...

Adam Hupf of Beaver Dam, Wis., with his state-record whitetail.

Bowhunter Bags State Record Typical in Wisconsin

From the Wisconsin DNR: NEW STATE RECORD FOR TYPICAL WHITETAIL BUCK Congratulations to Adam Hupf from Beaver Dam for harvesting a new state record, typical whitetail buck. For 16 years Adam hunted this area and watched this buck for several years on his trail camera. On October 11, Adam had the opportunity to harvest...