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.

Illinois hunters may see changes in the coming seasons.

What Did One State’s Wildlife Director Say About Deer?

Balancing hunters’ desires for more or less deer, or bigger bucks, with the biological needs of a state population, is never an easy task for wildlife agency managers and biologists. With several Midwest states showing declines in season harvest numbers, Illinois DNR Director Marc Miller recently posted some thoughts on the department’s upcoming changes....

John, Holly and Hunter Bargren rejoice in the hunt of a lifetime after John made a clutch shot on this 200+ inch whitetail in 2013.

Biggest Buck Ever? Bargren Buck Comes Close

Is there better way to celebrate a big buck on the ground than with your family at your side? After shooting this 200+ inch Illinois whitetail, Jon Bargren got to do just that with his wife and daughter. BY KERI J. BUTT Illinois native Jon Bargren and his family have a long history with...

New Hampshire deer

Either-Sex Hunts, Antlerless Tags Among Proposals

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a series of public hearings on proposed rules setting the state’s hunting seasons for 2014 and 2015. By law, wildlife season-setting rules are reviewed every two years. Hearings will be held on the following dates: —March 31 – Keene High School 6:30-9 p.m. —April 2...

Colorado Mule Deer

Help Provided for Big Game Permit Application Process

Looking to hunt in Colorado this year but not sure where to begin? No problem. Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Managers will help decode the hunt codes at a big game application workshop in Colorado Springs. “The application process may seem a little confusing, especially if it’s your first time, but we’ll walk...

Small Buck

Pay $2,000, Face Jail Time for Shooting a 4-Point?

How would you like to face the possibility of losing your deer hunting opportunities for more than three years or five years and paying thousands of dollars in penalties for shooting a buck that was previously legal and, in fact, is legal to hunters over most of the state? By Richard P. Smith  That’s...

Whitetail Buck Deer (Photo by NPS)

Close, But No Cigar, on Deer Season Record

Despite some unfavorable weather, the 2013-14 deer hunt in Arkansas came close to equaling the record set the previous year. Hunters checked 213,199 deer during the season, just under the record of 213,487, according to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission statistics. The season just ended had one distinction, however. It was the first time...

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UPDATE: Remington Strongly Refutes Buyout Report

UPDATE (1:15 p.m. CST): An internal memo reportedly circulated by Remington officials in New York labels the “purchase” report as “a publicity stunt from an agenda-driven group with no credible financing options.” Published reports today say that Remington officials refuted the supposed purchase in a memo given to employees. “A small, unknown investment entity publicly...

Montana deer

Deadline Near for Deer, Elk Applications

March 15 is the deadline to apply for Montana’s 2014 deer and elk hunting permits, and hunters should note that some districts and hunting codes have changed this year. An updated, easy-to-use eight-page application packet is now available online at fwp.mt.gov. Paper applications are also available from most hunting license providers and Montana Fish,...

Deer in Snow NPSphoto

Supplemental Feeding to Begin Despite DNR Reluctance

Airplanes, warehouses and several thousand dollars of food for deer, but a big question is “Will it even matter or is this just a feel-good attempt?” Supplemental feeding of Minnesota’s struggling northern deer herd will begin soon. After a protracted fight against the grudgingly reluctant Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to use money specifically...