conservation

Biologists are tracking movements by deer trapped and outfitted with GPS collars. The five-year study will help guide white-tailed deer management in Missouri. Photo courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

What Will Tracking Collars Reveal about these Deer?

A lot of deer hunters through the years have wondered where deer go after they see them a few times on game cameras in summer or during the season when they see one a few times. We joke around about them hiding until after the season ends or running to the next county because...

Alabama's diverse terrain and wealth of wild game provides hunters, anglers and outdoors enthusiasts year-round opportunities.

Hunt, Fish and Get a Degree in Conservation Management

Getting a degree in wildlife management and conservation-related fields isn’t new, and now another university is stepping up to the plate with scholarships for those interested in the outdoors. The University of Montevallo is located about an hour south of Birmingham in central Alabama. It’s widely known for its strong liberal arts curriculum and now...

New Jersey Assembly members are considering a bill that would allow hunters to sell deer meat.

State Mulls Controversial Proposal to Allow Sales of Deer Meat

For decades, states have banned hunters from selling deer meat but now one group of legislators is considering a controversial proposal to overturn that longtime prohibition. That idea has spawned numerous discussions, too, about commercial sale of wildlife and management strategies. According to the New Jersey Herald, a bill in the New Jersey General...

California poacher rifle, deer heads confiscated by state officials

Tip Helps Wildlife Officers Make Case Against Poacher

A Plymouth man was convicted in Amador Superior Court of multiple deer poaching charges after wildlife officers investigated following information provided on a tip line. Gary Michael Creason Jr., age 24, was fined $19,520 for activities involving the take of trophy deer out of season, among other charges. Acting on a tip, wildlife officers...

California DFW Enforcement Chief David Bess (left).

Bess Appointed Chief of California DFW Law Enforcement

California wildlife officer David Bess has been appointed the new chief of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division, CDFW Director Charlton H. Bonham announced. The position was recently vacated by the retirement of 33-year veteran wildlife officer, Chief Michael P. Carion. “California’s fish and wildlife and the sportsmen and...

Montana deer

Are Whitetail, Mule Deer Numbers Improving or Still Flat?

Mule deer numbers have experienced recent declines in many areas of one Rocky Mountain state but could be improving, according to optimistic outlooks by some biologists. Favorable weather and habitat conditions this year could help spur an uptick in some areas, but it’s not all wine and roses across the board. According to the Montana...

Delaware deer

Northeast Governor Does Something Totally Unexpected for Hunting

Due to politics and the tug of war between the two major parties, the Northeast portion of the United States often gets everything lumped into one giant pot of stereotyping and rhetorical mess. That covers everything from whatever’s on the hardcore political agenda about schools, roads and such to even the wildlife arena. Fairly...

Deer Dan Schmidt DDH TV

Tenth Great Season for Deer & Deer Hunting TV!

The 10th season of Deer & Deer Hunting TV premieres on NBC Sports and promises to be the best season yet with even more information that deer hunters need to find success in the field. Deer & Deer Hunting TV airs this Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET. Since the series premiered nine seasons ago, Deer...

Bara

Deer Biologist Honored for Years of Service

Retired South Carolina Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Mark O. Bara of Georgetown County has been awarded the Deer Management Career Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to White-Tailed Deer Management in the Southeastern United States. Bara received the award during this year’s Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting held in February at the University of...

Florida Panhandle Buck

Antler Restrictions Part of New Deer Management Units

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at its meeting at the Florida Public Safety Institute near Tallahassee today, passed changes that divide the state’s Hunting Zone D (from Pensacola to Tallahassee) into two deer management units (DMUs), each with a unique set of antler-point requirements and antlerless deer harvest days. These changes...