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.

Mark Drury of Drury Outdoors killed this magnificent 197-inch mule deer while hunting with 3 Rivers Adventures in Alberta, Canada. Drury was using a PSE Dream Season SP and Rage Xtreme 2.3 on the hunt. (Photo: Drury Outdoors)

Drury Starts His Deer Season with a Monster!

Wow! What a way to start the deer season and with a bow in hand, too! With a report on their Drury Outdoors website, Mark Drury revealed that he has killed his biggest deer ever — mule deer or whitetail — with his astounding 197-inch mule deer he shot in Canada. Drury was hunting...

Prescribed burning is one great way to eliminate understory growth and leaf litter, and rejuvenate the soil.

Cost-Share Available for Private Land Prescribed Burning

Wildfires were common hundreds of years ago when much of America was still wild and undeveloped, and Native Americans used fire to rejuvenate the soil, move wildlife and restore areas for their crops. Today, some folks see fires as terrible but don’t understand the beneficial impact the process of a good, controlled fire has...

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Hunting Heritage Not Being Ignored by Sportsmen

Hunting is a rich American tradition often passed down from generation to generation, and a recent survey by HunterSurvey.com reveals that passing that hunting heritage along to younger people is still alive and well with nearly 46 percent of surveyed sportsmen having taken at least one child hunting in the past year. The common...

Arkansas hunters have a variety of options for topography, from mountains to river islands like the one this big buck was killed on a few years ago.

States Changing Their Deer Management Strategies?

If you want to stir up an argument at the coffee shop or hunting camp, just start discussing quality deer management and how state wildlife agencies should or should not be doing this, that or the other about deer for hunters. Whooboy, you’ll have a range of ideas flying around faster than a hornet’s...

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Will This State’s Game Wardens be Watching Hunters with Drones?

Unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, aren’t just some new thing. They’re here, they’re getting more popular with the public and law enforcement agencies, and now some state officials are trying to figure out ways to use them. That includes state conservation departments and wildlife agencies. At least one state governor has created...

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No Medal for This Olympic Bonehead Deer Decision

Sometimes you just shake your head after hearing about something crazy or reading a report that makes you truly wonder what someone was thinking. That’s what’s you may do after seeing this. A U.S. Olympic wrestler was cited by Colorado officials after they were called because he was stalking a deer in a car...

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Secrets of the Motivated Bowhunter on DDH TV

Deer & Deer Hunting TV looks to dissect the mind of a bowhunter and what motivates them to pursue deer year after year on this week’s all-new episode, airing Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports. Every hunter has a story of their first time and the reasons that brought them out to the...

Adrianna Cockerill of Eastover, S.C., with her 4-point velvet doe. (Photo: SouthCarolinaSportsman.com/Adrianna Cockerill)

Woman’s Buck in Velvet Gives Her Quite a Shock

Adrianna Cockerill was thrilled to get a shot at a buck during the opening week of her hunting season, but what she discovered later gave her quite a shock. It wasn’t the antlers. It wasn’t a scrawny deer, or some kind of mistake that she made. Her buck was a doe, baby! Yep, the...

Yowza! Ted Nugent with a nice buck!

Destination Whitetail Bonus Episodes Airing Tonight

Destination Whitetail, the travel hunting show celebrating the culture and traditions of the people who love to hunt white-tailed deer, is featured as part of DIRECTV’s free weeklong preview of the Sportsman Channel. DIRECTV subscribers should check their local listings for information on Destination Whitetail air times. From Aug.25-31, DIRECTV customers will enjoy a free preview of all the...

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Biologists Find ‘Unprecedented’ Level of CWD in Deer Farm

Biological research officials from multiple agencies have confirmed at least seven captive whitetail deer on one northeast farm were infected with chronic wasting disease, heightening concerns about the potential spread of the fatal disease. The seven deer were identified earlier this year on a farm in Pennsylvania as having the disease, which is fatal. Deer cannot be...