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Some Northern deer hunters will be hard pressed to see adult bucks in the next few seasons. In some areas, three entire age classes will be affected by the past two brutal winters. (D&DH photo)

Deer Hunting Predictions for 2014 and Beyond

If you thought last year was slim pickings for seeing adult bucks on the land you hunt, you’re probably not going to like what’s in store for this year and beyond. Deer and Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt provides his predictions for Northern whitetail hunters for 2014 and beyond. As we exit our worst...

This girl's reaction to her first deer is priceless!

Deer Antler Rules: Divided We Fall

If you need another stark reminder of where we’re at as a deer hunting community, check out the Facebook comments that are being logged in response to Richard Smith’s report on the new deer antler rules in Michigan. Last fall, Michigan enacted mandatory antler rules in 12 counties. In short, hunters are required to...

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Should Your City Offer Urban Deer Hunting?

The impact of white-tailed deer within urban communities is a growing problem nationwide, including in several Indiana communities. Managing the problem can become controversial. To help local communities better understand deer and available management options, the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife has put together an online booklet — the Urban Deer Technical Guide....

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Some Cry Foul, Say Too Much Promotion of Hunting

In the age-old battle between hunters and non-hunters, the latest cries of “They’re promoting that too much!” are coming from a midwestern state where both sides have battered the state conservation department for years. Wisconsin’s wildlife agency and governor are the latest being pummeled by the non- and anti-hunters who say promotion of hunting...

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Alsheimer: Developing Fawns Grow More Independent

By Charles J. Alsheimer Whitetail bucks aren’t the only ones growing by leaps and bounds during the warm summer months. By the time a fawn enters its second month of life it begins transitioning toward adulthood. At six to eight weeks of age fawns have become much more mobile and independent than the first few...

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Alsheimer: Year’s First Deer Fawns are Hitting the Ground

This is the first installment of a new weekly blog here at deeranddeerhunting.com by photographer Charles J. Alsheimer, Deer & Deer Hunting’s behavior expert. Charlie has been contributing to D&DH for all but two years of its existence. His first article appeared in the magazine in Summer 1979. He is widely considered to be...