Author Archives: Jacob Edson, D&DH managing editor

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Plan A “Patriot Range Day” Fundraiser

Shooting facilities and shoot organizers are urged to participate in Folds of Honor fundraiser NEWTOWN, Conn. — Shooting facilities and shooting-competition organizers are urged to participate in the inaugural Patriot Range Day, Nov. 8-11, which will support the efforts of Folds of Honor. This program will enable shooters to help families of our nation’s...

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Four 200-Inch Bucks!

Deer & Deer Hunting readers might remember Steve Esker. We have featured him in the magazine, and he is becoming a regular household name among antler geeks. Well, he’s done it again. Esker shot his fourth 200-inch buck. We got this email from an obviously overjoyed Esker: Hey everybody, dreams really do happen! I...

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12 Steps To Better Bow Shots

  With serious whitetail season upon us, the last thing you want to do is rush off to your favorite stand and find out that some little thing you never anticipated turns that “gimme” shot into a “goner.” That’s why final preparations are so important. By Bob Robb The key is to anticipate problems...

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Another New State Confirms CWD

According to a release from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the state has become the 23rd to be hit with the fatal deer ailment referred to as chronic wasting disease. The PDA confirmed the first positive case of CWD in Pennsylvania yesterday. News outlets have reported the positive sample was taken from a white-tailed...

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Court of Appeals Rules that Wolf Season Can Continue

The Minnesota Court of Appeals today rejected a request for a preliminary injunction that would have stopped the state’s inaugural wolf hunting and trapping season. That means the planned wolf hunting and trapping seasons will go as planned this fall and winter. Consistent with state law, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will...

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Local Booner Hits the Ground

In the October issue of Deer & Deer Hunting, we showed a video still of a giant local buck that was roaming just a few miles from the D&DH office. Last night, the hunter who had put in hours of work scouting and hunting the buck finally got his shot. The buck grosses just...

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State Wildlife Department Reaches Out to Communities With Deer Problems

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Wildlife Division has undertaken several long-term deer studies in residential communities to research and evaluate the effectiveness of deer population control methods in urban-suburban landscapes. Summaries and technical assistance on deer control options are available to communities interested in managing deer in highly developed areas by e-mailing...

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The Season: Ups and Downs In Illinois

In this installment of “The Season” D&DH contributor Les Davenport checks in from Illinois. In the span of just a few days, Davenport has already experienced the highs and lows of a monster season. “On Oct. 3, I blew a perfect opportunity on a 170-inch non-typical at 18 yards,” Davenport reports. “I shot a...

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Collared, Tagged Deer Are Fair Game

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters that they may harvest any of the more than 240 white-tailed deer currently marked with radio collars or any of the 200 or so deer marked with ear tags during the designated archery and gun-deer seasons. In return, researchers ask hunters who harvest these marked...