Southern Deer Hunting

From the Carolinas to the plains of Texas, deer hunting has a long and storied history that exists to this day. Traditions have been passed down through generations at deer camps despite changes in wildlife management, populations, methods of hunting and societal influences. Still, deer hunting and enjoying that is the heart of it all. In this blog we’ll take a look at all those things and more, including trends, gear, hot topics and more.

Florida Deer

The Best Time To Hunt Florida Whitetails

Florida isn’t on the list of many folks’ “must hunt” states for whitetail deer, although the hunting there can be fun and challenging. Swamps, palmettos, black bears and panthers, a slice of the Old South … it’s all there and a bit different. Certainly nothing like the other areas of the country. But that’s...

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Can CWD In Deer Be Controlled, Or Is It Here To Stay?

Ever since chronic wasting disease was discovered four decades ago, biologists and hunters have wondered if it can be eradicated, controlled or if it’s here to stay with further expansion in the United States. By Alan Clemons, Managing Editor Here in the Southeast we haven’t had CWD pop up in the white-tailed deer population....

Young Bucks May Be Stupid In Summer, Too

One of the truisms of deer hunting is old bucks are wise and young bucks are stupid, or to give ‘em a little more credit, they’re still learning about life and such. We see that in autumn and winter when a young buck prances out in a field or comes lily-dipping down a trail....

Have you begun shooting more frequently or at different angles to prepare for bow season this year? (Photo: Alan Clemons)

Know Your Deer Hunting Gear Before Heading To The Woods

Summer football workouts were held in the evenings back 30 years ago when I played, with weights and stadium work comprised of sprints, grass drills, sprints and hops up the bleachers, and laps around the field. It was hot, of course. We sweated like dogs or horses or whatever sweats profusely. Our coaches exhorted...

Willie Robertson loves deer hunting just as much as he does duck hunting.

Duck Dynasty Star is a Big Deer Hunter

IOLA, Wis. – While Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander and star of reality-TV smash hit Duck Dynasty, is naturally associated with duck hunting, the Louisiana native has also caught the deer hunting bug and is executive producer of Buck Commander, which airs on Outdoor Channel. And given his overall hunting chops, Robertson is...

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Montana Legislature Strikes Out For Hunters On Lighted Nocks

A few things of note as Mother Nature delivers, hopefully, her last ugly scrawlings of winter before we can escape into spring and summer … Montana legislators were bludgeoned from the fence they straddled during a recent vote that would have opened the door for bowhunters to use lighted nocks to hunt wildlife. A...

Getting youngsters involved in hunting and fishing is critical for the future of both pursuits.

Bama’s License Numbers Up, Or Are They?

Annual surveys by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service show a range of data for hunting and fishing, including license sales and expenditures for all 50 states. Data is compiled over a five-year period and then released by the USFWS. The most recent report was released in 2012. It’s a great indicator of trends...

Arizona Bark Scorpions are just one of many critters in the Southwest that hunters have to watch for.

Brewers GM Doug Melvin Stung By Scorpion, And Not The Cactus League Team

Doug Melvin, general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, usually has a routine spring training that involves meetings, decisions, games and so forth. But Melvin got whacked on the finger by a scorpion Wednesday evening in his condominium, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which obviously isn’t part of his normal routine. Veteran Brewers beat...