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.

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...

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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,...

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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...

Refuge deer

Which National Wildlife Refuges Are Now Open For Hunting?

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe has announced the agency will expand hunting and fishing opportunities throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System, opening up new hunting programs on six refuges and expanding existing hunting and fishing programs on another 20 refuges. The rule also modifies existing refuge-specific regulations for more than 75...

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Learn to Process Your Own Venison at Home

Learn how you can process your own big game animal, from field to freezer, at a free workshop being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center. The event will be in Holderness, N.H., on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. –...