Author Archives: Jacob Edson, D&DH managing editor

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Guide To Big Bucks: Rules Of The Rut

There’s nothing quite like the whitetail rut. The crisp weather. The invigorating woodland sounds and aromas. The sight of a thick-necked buck cruising through a timbered draw. By John Trout Jr. As a diehard bow-hunter, I’ve cherished every rut-time hunt I’ve experienced for the past five-plus decades. Last year was no different … with...

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DNR: Hard Frost Means EHD Outbreak Is Over

With the recent onset of hard frosts across southern Wisconsin, state Department of Natural Resources officials are declaring that the 2012 epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) outbreak is over. The disease has been confirmed in samples submitted from deer found dead in Waukesha, Columbia, Iowa, Rock, Sauk, Dane, Jefferson and Marquette counties. “Hunters, landowners, and...

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Hunter Education Certification Completely Online

Obtaining an Oklahoma hunter education card is now just a few clicks away for most of the state’s prospective hunters. In fact, about 3,600 hunters have already successfully completed the course online and have printed off their hunter education card. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is now offering the complete hunter education course...

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Cool Bow-Mounted iPhone Video

Deer & Deer Hunting reader Jeff Zuelsdorf sent in this awesome iPhone video of a buck he shot on Oct. 26. Here’s his note: I shot this Buck at 5:20 pm, Oct. 26 near Richland Center, Wis. Deer & Deer Hunting is a real inspiration to all of us… He was 15 yards out,...

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Hurricane Sandy Impacting Deer Hunts

The deer hunting season in the Northeast has surely been affected by the impacts of Hurricane Sandy; some states for the better, and others for the worse. By Jackie Werner Hurricane Sandy has wrecked havoc across the Northeast, severely hindering travel in some areas. And the lasting effects could take a toll on state...

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EHD Suspected Deer Had Rabies Instead

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said a deer found in Mower County tested positive for rabies after the animal was reported acting sick by a local. DNR officials found the deer shortly before it died and had it tested for diseases about three weeks ago. Results came back positive for rabies. According to...

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Game Commission To Hold Public Meeting To Discuss CWD

Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the agency will hold a public meeting to answer questions regarding the 600-square-mile Disease Management Area (DMA) in Adams and York counties and the Executive Order as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to monitor the wild deer population for chronic wasting disease...

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Wildlife Commission Offers Special Deer Hunting Opportunity for Youth

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a special youth-only deer hunting opportunity on Dec. 8 near New Bern. The hunt is limited to 15 youth, between 12 and 16 years old, on a first-come, first-served basis with pre-registration required. All hunting will take place at the Weyerhaeuser-Cool Springs Environmental Education Center on...

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Bonus Deer Licenses Not Allowed At Some Public Sites

Hunters will not be able to use bonus antlerless deer licenses this year on some DNR-managed properties in northern Indiana because the extra hunting pressure is not needed to control the population at those sites. The sites are Menominee Wetland Conservation Area (near Plymouth), Maxinkuckee Wetland Conservation Area (near Culver), the Hufford Wildlife Trust...