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Author Ernest Hemingway, right, on safari.

Big Game Hunting and the ‘1 Percent’

It seems the allure of hunting big game has struck a nerve with the upper crust. Newsweek and its online site, thedailybeast.com, produced a little piece about big game hunters among the so-called “1 percent” of the nation’s wealthy. It appears the story was sparked by the recent news and dust-up of Donald Trump’s...

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CWD Cases Mount In Missouri

According to a press release from the Missouri Department of Conservation, three additional deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease in an area where two wild whitetails had already tested positive and where CWD had previously been detected in captive whitetails. JEFFERSON CITY Mo – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) received final...

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Plan to Update Your Cold Weather Apparel

Once deer season ends we usually store our clothing for several months until the first cool snap stirs memories of chilly mornings or bone-rattling afternoons on the stand. by Alan Clemons Spring and summer darn sure aren’t time for wool, Gore-Tex, heavy jackets and bibs or hoodies. But those months might be a good...

Deer Dogs Banned on Kisatchie National Forest

U.S. Forest Service officials announced Thursday a ban on the use of dogs to hunt deer on the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. Officials say complaints have been reported for years. Hunters have said they will appeal to the court system for relief, a move that resulted in a similar USFS decision being overturned...

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B&C: “Trophy Whitetails Up 400 Percent”

According to the North American big game record keeper Boone & Crockett, trophy whitetail entries are up 400 percent in the past 30 years. In a release celebrating the successes of whitetail management, B&C also reveals that Wisconsin has taken over the top spot as North America’s No. 1 trophy whitetail state. The full...

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Wolves and Deer Hunters: A New Year

Following last month’s announcement that gray wolves will return to state management in the northern Great Lakes on Jan. 27, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced today that a limited gray wolf hunting and trapping season is being planned for late 2012. This is a hot-button topic for deer hunters, wildlife enthusiasts and wildlife managers alike. However, it...

The 5 Dirtiest Words You Can Hear at Deer Camp

Note: Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt has just returned from a week-long rut hunt near Eldorado, Texas. This is the first installment of a five-part blog series on his adventure. Check back for updates. I’m not sure who coined the phrase, but they weren’t kidding when they said God blessed Texas. This state...