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Nicole McClain heads to Buffalo County for a thrilling bowhunt.

Emotions Run Wild on Bowhunting Episode

Venture to Buffalo County, Wisconsin, for an exciting and emotional hunt with model Nicole McClain on this week’s all-new episode of Deer & Deer Hunting TV. The episode airs on NBC Sports Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET. McClain is a model, actress, passionate health advocate and cancer survivor who has been hunting since the...

Deer in southern Alabama, south of Montgomery where this buck was killed, have breeding dates into March based on fetal conception surveys.

Just When, Exactly, is the Southern Deer Rut?

For a hunter, knowing that the rut is on the horizon is akin to knowing one’s birthday is right around the corner. In this week’s new episode of Land of Whitetail—which airs on the Pursuit Channel this Saturday at 10 a.m. ET — experts build on that excitement as they share their thoughts on...

Illinois hunters will see changes in the coming seasons. Click the photo to see more giant bucks!

What Big Buck State is Reducing Deer Hunting Opportunities?

A destination state long appreciated as a big buck heaven for deer hunters looking for a brute is undergoing changes in its hunting season structure and antlerless opportunities. Officials plan to remove a large chunk of the state from a late winter season, reduce gun hunting permits and are using deer-vehicle accidents as part of their...

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Could This be Assault With a Dead Weapon?

You expect something wild to happen on a full moon but since that’s still a week or so away, this bit of Deer News of the Weird has to be filed under the That’s Just Crazy category. Two women got into an argument in Pennsylvania and then started swinging a mounted deer head at each other....

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The Coolest Tool You Need for Cleaning Your Deer

Whether you have a new camp that still needs some setup, are roughing it in a truck camp in the woods for a weekend or need a hand around the house, it’s not a stretch to say that cleaning a deer can be a chore sometimes. Some hunters are good with gutting and cutting...

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Uncle Ted’s Special Wango for His Deer Backstrap Tango

When he’s not pounding the stage with gut-sizzling electrifying rock ‘n roll like he’s done for 40 years, it’s a safe bet you’d probably find the Motor City Madman in a deer stand with his Mathews bow in hand. Ted Nugent’s been hunting for just about as long as he’s played music. Maybe longer....

Oklahoma has some bruiser bucks, but state wildlife officials say the number of deer killed during the 2013-14 season declined by more than 18 percent.

Why Did This State’s Deer Numbers Decline So Much?

Slight declines in wildlife and waterfowl numbers or harvest totals aren’t unusual. Biologists and savvy hunters notice these things each season, or maybe a trend after two or three seasons that can be chalked up to an easy explanation. A decline of more than 18 percent usually raises an eyebrow or two, however, and...

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Fence ‘Em In: How to Guide Deer into Bow Range

By Bob Robb For a long time, I looked at fences on hunting land as a real pain. All they seemed to do was hold up gates I had to keep opening and closing, or rip my pants and shirts when I tried to go over them. Then I began talking with landowners about...

Steve Bartylla has several great tips for land and whitetail management he'll share on Deer & Deer Hunting TV.

Why You’re Not Deer Hunting as Successfully as Possible

Land managers aim to attract deer into traveling and exposing themselves during daylight hunting hours. Expected to anticipate when and where deer are moving, land managers are often asked to predict the future. On this week’s new Destination Whitetail – airing on the Sportsman Channel July 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – we follow two...

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Will Radio Collar Tracking Help Save This State’s Deer?

Severe temperatures, disease, hunter and natural predation … it’s all a recipe for one of the toughest areas of survival for big game species including deer, yet they manage to make it each winter to spring. South Dakota wildlife officials want to find out more about the state’s population and have undertaken a radio...