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.

Pennsylvania hunters finally have season dates for the 2015-16 season along with bag limits to start planning hunting trips.

Deer Seasons, Bag Limits Set with Some Changes

More than 746,000 antlerless deer permits have been approved and allocated to wildlife management units for deer hunters as final season dates and bag limits have been approved in one of the nation’s most deer-crazy states. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners has set hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2015-16...

Alabama's diverse terrain and wealth of wild game provides hunters, anglers and outdoors enthusiasts year-round opportunities.

Hunt, Fish and Get a Degree in Conservation Management

Getting a degree in wildlife management and conservation-related fields isn’t new, and now another university is stepping up to the plate with scholarships for those interested in the outdoors. The University of Montevallo is located about an hour south of Birmingham in central Alabama. It’s widely known for its strong liberal arts curriculum and now...

DDH contributor Steve Sorensen with his POMA Pinnacle Award and a print of the buck he wrote about, the first one known to be ever recorded for a record score.

DDH Contributor Steve Sorensen Wins Top Writing Award

Deer & Deer Hunting contributor Steve Sorensen received the 2015 Pinnacle Award from the Professional Outdoor Media Association, a national organization promoting the traditional outdoor sports. With sponsoring partner Mossy Oak, POMA offers the Pinnacle as is its highest honor for exceptional journalistic achievement and creative work in the outdoor press. POMA gives only...

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Drones Under Attack as Unethical for Hunting

Drones may be cool to fly and get neat footage of events, but state wildlife agencies and hunters are taking aim at the unmanned flying aircraft as unethical when it comes to scouting and hunting for deer and other game animals. Wyoming Game & Fish Department is the latest state wildlife agency to take...

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6 Pennsylvania Deer Poachers Learn Costly Lesson

A long investigation into complaints about poaching turned up a lot of numbers, but the most significant ones involve the convictions and fines imposed on the law-breakers. Six Pennsylvania people pleaded guilty to killing 18 deer over a four-month span and have been ordered to pay more than $23,000 in fines and court costs....

Mule Deer Nebraska

Deer Hunters get Big Increase in Antlerless Opportunities

Deer hunters will see an increase in antlerless deer permits by a significant number to help control population numbers on private lands during the 2015 season. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission made changes to the 2015 big game regulations March 20 at a meeting in Lexington. Most significant of the big game changes...

Vermont bowhunters may get 10 more days but a reduced season bag limit.

Extended Season, Reduced Bag Limit Among Proposals

Bowhunters may get an extra 10 days to get in the woods this season thanks to a proposal requested by hunters, but a reduction in the bag limit by a deer also is on the table. Three of the proposed changes would take effect this year. The first part of Vermont’s archery deer season...

Deer Crossing

Police Stop Traffic as Deer Dash Across Highway

How many times have we ever considered slowing down because of a road sign that says “Deer Crossing” and kept speeding on without a second thought? Probably more than we realize. We’re inundated daily with signs, billboards, lights, noise, commercials, advertisements (Hey, click here for a cool gizmo!) and so it all blurs together....

Mule Deer Nebraska

What is Causing Mule Deer Numbers to Keep Declining?

Although a five-year cycle figure may reveal more information, concern continues to mount over the decline in mule deer numbers and biologists can’t seem to put a finger on the cause. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has completed the second year of an annual mule deer survey in portions of the Pine Ridge...

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Ted Nugent on Fred Bear and Public Relations

It’s tough to put a label on Ted Nugent: music icon, diehard hunter, passionate defender of the Second Amendment, outspoken … probably a few more descriptions, too. Uncle Ted’s been going hardcore gonzo backstrap-lovin’ deer hunting for decades. How many? Let’s just say decades. He’s 67 — can you believe that? — and still...