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CWD samples from Arkansas deer and elk being recorded as part of the state's protocol for the disease. (Photo: AGFC)

Board Approves CWD Zone, Urine Ban, Other Measures

Commissioners voted unanimously June 24 to approve a Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone made up of Boone, Carroll, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Newton, Pope, Searcy and Yell counties. CWD has been found in five of these counties since first being discovered in Arkansas in late February. The AGFC has circulated proposals to slow the...

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Open Meeting Set for New Public Wildlife Management Area

Hunters and other interested citizens are encouraged to review proposed hunting regulations for the 2016-2017 season at the new Alapaha River Wildlife Management Area and make plans to attend a scheduled public hearing. “The acquisition of this almost 7,000-acre tract along the Alapaha River provides for a diverse hunting opportunity,” said John Bowers, chief...

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Is This the World’s Most Terrifying Water Moccasin?

Yes, I would run like an Olympic sprinter even in that knee-deep mucky mud and scream like a girl on a Wes Craven movie set being chased by a horrifying zombieman with a chainsaw hungry for brains if I came across this critter. I’m not afraid of snakes. I have a healthy respect for...

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WATCH: Learn to Age Deer with Their Jawbone

One of the most asked questions deer hunters pose to themselves when they see a buck or doe, or ask other hunters at the skinning shed, is common throughout the country. “How old is it?” Determining age in a deer isn’t impossible and is a good part of your management program. Pulling the jawbone...

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WATCH: What You Should Know About EHD

Deer hunters know a lot but always can learn more, which is where advice and knowledge from experienced folks pays off. What do you know about epizootic hemorrhagic disease? It’s one of several hot topic diseases in deer that hunters know of but often don’t know much about. Here’s a description of EHD from...

INNOVATION  CVA Scout Takedown

D+DH Innovation Zone: CVA Scout Takedown Rifle

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Chad Schearer with CVA gives us the lowdown on the very cool new CVA Scout Takedown Rifle. Available in three low-recoil and popular calibers, this rifle will find a home for you to pursue predators, varmints and maybe deer. From the producers of Deer...

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Break Out of Your Rut with Different Venison Recipes

Several years ago on a vacation to the beach our son and I were wrapping up an afternoon of golf at Gulf State Park and fresh seafood at one of my favorite spots, Doc’s. We stopped at Perdido Pass on the way back to the hotel to see if anyone was catching anything. The...

GEAR   Bartylla Management Habitat Book

Hot Gear: The Best Deer Management and Hunting Strategies

As any seasoned hunter knows, many variables go into tagging a buck of a lifetime but there is one factor that perhaps outweighs all others – habitat. White-tailed Deer Management and Habitat Improvement gives hunters and property owners the tools required to make their land veritable deer factories. Drawing upon Steve Bartylla’s 20-plus years of...

INNOVATION   NAP SpitFire DoubleCross

D+DH Innovation Zone: NAP Spitfire DoubleCross Broadhead

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. The new 100-grain SpitFire DoubleCross from New Archery Products is a high-tech four-blade broadhead that creates a devastating wound channel. Chris Hunter explains how this broadhead works to create massive hemorrhaging in deer and other game.From the producers of Deer & Deer Hunting TV...