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Dennie Bowman of North Carolina with his giant spike buck killed in late 2013.

Have You Seen This Freakishly Gigantic Spike Buck?

Most deer hunters consider a nontypical buck to be one with a regular rack and drop tines, kicker points, weird tines or anything else abnormal that would make you do a double-take. What about a gigantic buck with foot-long spikes? Yep, that probably would qualify as a nontypical? It darn sure is freaky! Dennie Bowman...

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Major Changes in Store for Deer Hunters, Seasons

Major changes for deer hunters include increased extra antlerless tags, a new youth antlerless hunt, more controlled season hunt tags and new muzzleloader hunting dates, all of which sound positive for hunters. The Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted the 2014 seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion and gray wolf as...

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So Easy to Make This Outstanding Chinese Venison Broccoli

Ever wonder why Chinese take-out tastes so good? Perhaps it’s the fresh ingredients … the unique spices … or the fact that it’s hot and always made to order. Whatever it is, we’ll show you how easy it is to make this popular Chinese dish. Better yet … Chinese and venison? That’s the best...

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Shed Antlers: Did You Know?

Editor’s note: If you’re a whitetail nut, you’re probably thinking about shed hunting right now. Here are some incredible shed antler insights from the inimitable Charlie Alsheimer’s writings in Deer & Deer Hunting. One of the most incredible things about whitetails is their ability grow a new set of antlers each year and then...

Wildlife restoration and excise tax revenue aid programs assist wildlife and hunters.

Shorter Season, Fewer Tags as Deer Struggle to Recover

A combination of weather and disease that ravaged the deer population in one midwestern state has prompted wildlife agency officials to make some drastic changes for the upcoming deer season. Regulations designed to help deer herds grow in much of the state were adopted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners at their meeting...

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How High Should I Hang My Tree Stands?

  How high should I hang my stands? This is one of the most common questions in bowhunting. Elevated hunting’s No. 1 selling point is literally rising above the astute noses of the game we pursue. In bowhunting, there’s another majorly important consideration: Undetected shot execution during the conspicuous draw cycle. Tugging a bowstring to...

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Deer Management Assistance Plan Gets Started

Michigan’s new Deer Private Land Assistance Network grant program, known as Deer PLAN, will begin taking applications April 1. The Deer PLAN, funded by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fish and Game Fund, is designed to support private-land deer habitat improvement projects in the northern Lower Peninsula. “There are two primary goals applicants should...

Hawke Sport Optics XB30 scope has upgraded features for 2014.

Hawke Optics Upgrades Popular XB30 Crossbow Scope

Part of the fun of the off-season is getting new gear dialed in, set up and ready to go once deer season rolls around each autumn. This definitely includes optics, which must be spot-on for accuracy in the field. Check out the press release below about the new Hawke XB30, along with other new...

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How Stupid Were These Poachers to Do What They Did?

Ever watch a television police drama and see the criminal do something that makes you think, “Duh, that wasn’t too smart. You’ll probably get caught for that mistake.” Yep, everyone makes mistakes. Ultimately, the stupid mistakes eventually catch up with you, as in the case of some poachers investigated and convicted for multiple violations...

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No CWD Discovered in Widespread Testing

None of the dreaded chronic wasting disease has been found in Arkansas’s deer herd. That’s the bottom line of a report from the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory which did extensive analyses for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on a set of samples submitted during the 2013 sampling period. Chronic wasting disease is a...