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Stay updated on the latest news going on in the whitetail world! From jaw-dropping record bucks, news from state agencies and organizations and weird happenings with deer and deer hunters, the D&DH team stays on top of all things deer.

Poaching is a problem throughout the United States. Ohio DNR wildlife officer John Zientek in Huron County displays antlers from a poaching case. Boone and Crockett Club is working with several states in a new program called Poach and Pay that helps set fines for poaching.

New ‘Poach and Pay’ Program Getting Strong Support

MISSOULA, Mont. – Poaching is a crime committed by thieves — not hunters. Those who share in the Boone and Crockett Club’s long support of sustainable-use conservation want those thieves punished accordingly. A 2015 research study by the Boone and Crockett Club found that 92.6 percent of sportsmen support higher fines for those convicted...

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Deer Hunting Hot Picks: Celestron FireCel 3-in-1 Handwarmer

A rechargeable hand warmer, flashlight and cell phone charger in one nifty tool! Check out the new FireCel from Celestron in today’s Hot Pick. The FireCel is a versatile and compact multi-purpose tool! Built with a high-quality aluminum shell, this device is durable enough for outdoor use, as well as compact enough to easily...

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Working Class Whitetails: Kansas Rut Monster Buck

Ryan Welch is stationed in Germany and isn’t able to hunt the 2016 season, but this awesome bowhunt from Kansas last year should get your blood pumping. Welch and the Working Class Whitetails crew filmed this hunt during which he watched several deer and a big buck tending some does. When it came time...

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Gadgets and Gear for Bloodtrailing Deer

There’s nothing worse than feeling the excitement of shooting a big deer turn to desperation when you lose the wounded animal’s track. More often than not, game is lost because of mistakes made during the excited moments after the shot. It’s important to understand that the hunt doesn’t end successfully when you pull the trigger,...

Patrick Meitin with a doe he hunted and shot in Idaho with his traditional archery gear, which he enjoys and regularly hunts with.  Meitin also hunts with compound bows and "skinny" arrows, which he believes have great advantages.

When Thin is In: Hard-Hitting Skinny Arrows for Deer Hunting

While skinnier might be the latest rage in carbon-arrow technology, it was something hunters understood well in the days when aluminum arrows prevailed, shooting Easton’s 2018, 2117 or 2020 when increased penetration and ruggedness was paramount. For “carbon-age” bowhunters without alloy experience, some background might be in order. Easton’s old system includes outside shaft...

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Working Class Whitetails: Dream Buck Under the Stand

Working Class Whitetails makes its debut with hot deer hunts that will make you ready to get in the woods. In this debut episode, Kyle Shipley is bowhunting in Iowa and takes aim on a giant buck. But you’ll have to watch to find out what happens! Working Class Whitetails, Season 1 Episode 1....

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Deer Attacks Driver of Car that Hit Him!

Hitting a deer with a vehicle usually has a wide range of possible outcomes, almost all of which are bad for the vehicle and far worse for the deer. For the car, you’ll get everything from smashed lights and crumpled quarter panels to full-blown destruction of hoods, bumpers, windshields and more. About 10 or so...

DDH TV co-host Mark Kayser and a western mule deer buck he toppled testing the new Hornady ELD-X bullet. (Photo copyright Mark Kayser)

Essential Gear for Hunting Western Whitetails

Unlike many Eastern whitetail hunts, where you are only a few minutes from your parked truck, when hunting the expansive West you must ensure you have everything you need for a day in the field. Here are some of the gear items that get put to use for my hunting trips for whitetail deer,...

Pat and Nicole Reeve manage their property, scout, and hunt together because they love the outdoors and interacting with deer and other wildlife.

Successful Calling Tips for Dominant Whitetail Bucks

It was a cool afternoon and the deer were already on the move as I climbed into one of my favorite tree stands. Shortly after settling in, I noticed movement at the edge of the woodlot. A good buck was coming my way. My heart raced as the buck continued to approach. I carefully...