Author Archives: Jacob Edson, D&DH managing editor

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...