Deer News

Stay updated on the latest news going on in the whitetail world! From jaw-dropping record bucks, news from state agencies and organizations and weird happenings with deer and deer hunters, the D&DH team stays on top of all things deer.

As many as 25 percent of the deer in the eastern United States are believed to be infected with the parasite that causes malaria. (Photo: Alan Clemons)

BREAKING: Researchers Discover Malaria in Eastern Deer

The parasite that causes malaria has been discovered in white-tailed deer that live in the eastern part of the United States, with estimates of at least 25 percent of the region’s deer being infected. For the last two years, researchers have been studying the parasite and how it lives within the deer. It is the...

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Governor Signs Bill Approving Blaze Pink for Hunting

Blaze pink is now approved for hunters following the signing of a legislative bill Feb. 4 by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Walker signed Act 131 into law, making Wisconsin the first state in the nation to allow the bright pink color as a safety apparel for hunting. The color was studied by the University...

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Poachers Banned for Life After Multiple Violations

Two Tennessee men have been banned from hunting in 44 states for the rest of their lives, fined thousands of dollars and are sentenced to community service for numerous poaching violations in the most severe penalties handed out in the state wildlife agency’s history. Densibel Calzada and Eddy Albert violated dozens of state wildlife regulations...

John Kassera with his stunning Wisconsin bow record that grossed more than 201 inches.

Bow Record Falls with Stunning 201-inch Whitetail

Reports continue to roll in from across the country about giant bucks killed during the 2015-16 season, even from states where the season’s been closed for weeks. Such is the way today’s social media and reporting is done. But when it’s a truly gigantic buck that finds its way into the record book, it’s...

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Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Receives Significant Grant

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to assist with the organizations hunger relief effort in the state of Indiana. Specifically, this grant will positively impact the local community by enabling FHFH to provide nutritious meat from donated deer and livestock to feeding programs...

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Felon Gets 3 Life Terms for Attempted Murder of Game Warden

A Louisiana man has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison for attempted murder of a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries conservation officer in 2015. Jarrod Hust, 29, of Monroe, La, received three life sentences for two counts of attempted first degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a...

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What Do You Think About This Hunter’s Dwarf Deer?

It seems like Alabama’s turning out some crazy stories recently about whitetail deer on both ends of the scale. Just a few weeks ago we had this story about the giant buck hit by a truck. That happened northwest of Birmingham. Now, Joe Ready of Tallassee, which is in central Alabama, has one of...

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Is This Gagger Monster Buck the New State Record?

Word travels fast when a truly giant whitetail buck is displayed at a deer expo and it’s one of the biggest ever killed in the Southeast, not to mention the state in which it was taken. A truly remarkable buck was put into the Big Buck Classic, an annual event in Arkansas celebrating deer...

Cash Koch, 7, had an unusual but memorable hunt when he killed two deer with one shot.

Young Hunter Surprised, Happy After 2 Deer, 1 Shot

Whether you’ve hunted deer for decades or this is your first season, the first one you put on the ground and then proudly help haul home for dinner is unforgettable. Seven-year-old Cash Koch never will forget his first deer. Or, his first two deer. The Missouri youngster was hunting with his father, Eryc, when he...

Chris Hunter with NAP loves bowhunting for mature bucks and other critters!

Cool Video Shows NAP From the Factory to the Field

If you love bowhunting for deer, predators and other game, as well as shooting your favorite target in summer in preparation for the season, you’ll get a kick out of this cool video from New Archery Products. The cameras follow NAP’s Chris Hunter as he demonstrates his daily passion for archery and bowhunting mature...