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.

Michael Cassidy

Veteran Industry Executive Joins F+W Outdoors Team

Michael Cassidy has joined F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company, as vice-president of national sales and business development for its Outdoors television, video, digital and print properties including Deer & Deer Hunting and Gun Digest magazines; Deer & Deer Hunting, Destination Whitetail and Modern Shooter television shows on Sportsman Channel, and  Land of Whitetail on Pursuit Channel. Cassidy has served in the outdoor television and...

Patrick Rogerson shot this awesome New York nontypical that rough scored at nearly 200 inches. Wow!

Deer Management Coalition Blasts State Agency Decision

The New York State Whitetail Management Coalition strongly disagrees with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) decision to halt the expansion of a policy to protect yearling bucks and better manage the state’s deer population. The New York State Whitetail Management Coalition, which represents nearly 10,000 hunters statewide, says DEC’s decision...

Oklahoma deer

Deadline Near for Popular Controlled Deer Hunts

May 16 is the last day applications can be submitted for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s popular Controlled Hunts program. For $5, sportsmen can put their name in the running for this special slate of unique-to-Oklahoma draw hunts for deer, elk, antelope and turkey. Some of the available hunts are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Others...

NRA meetings

Annual NRA Meetings: Acres of Guns, Gear and Outfitters

The National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings and Exhibits, sponsored by MidwayUSA, will be held May 19 to 22, 2016.  Special events will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, KFC Yum! Center Arena, Kentucky International Convention Center and Belvedere at Waterfront Park.  The exhibit hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center opens Friday, May...

White-tailed deer, mule deer and other wildlife use Conservation Reserver Program lands throughout the country all year.

Federal Cap on CRP Limits Acreage Despite Record Demand

Despite demand for participation in the successful federal Conservation Reserve Program, land this year will be less than the amount requested by landowners due to a federal cap on the amount. Many hunters believe CRP lands, which include farm and grass lands, is only for or primarily good for upland birds. That’s wrong, though. White-tailed...

handcuffs

Three Plead Guilty to Beating Deer to Death in Truck

Three men from Georgia pled guilty and were sentenced in Stuttgart (Ark.) District Court last Thursday on charges stemming from a video of one man beating a deer in the back of a sport utility vehicle. The video, posted to social media in late January, quickly went viral, garnering thousands of views in a...

Ticks

Researchers Find New Bacteria that Transmits Lyme Disease

A second bacteria that causes Lyme disease carried by the same deer tick has different symptoms than the more common ones sustained by those infected with the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mayo Clinic and state health department officials from North Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota announced the finding last February. They...

Deer and turkeys often hang out together because they enjoy the same areas and food.

Turkey Bonus: Cool Must-See Game Camera Photos

Game cameras are wonderful for giving us glimpses of what’s going on in the woods and on food plots. Whether it’s a big buck, young bucks and does, or deer, turkeys and other wildlife, we love taking a look at game camera images. Maximize Your Deer Season Planning From Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine,...

Utah's biologists are keeping an eye on state mule deer populations this winter.
(Photo: Brent Stettler)

Foundation Donates $1.1M for Habitat, Research Projects

The Mule Deer Foundation is providing more than $1.1 million for habitat projects and mule deer research in Utah, a record amount a wildlife conservation group has contributed in a single year to the Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative. The money is generated from the sale of Utah Conservation Permits (Governor’s Tags) and money raised from the 200...

Turkey rattlesnake

Hunter Survives Shocking Encounter in the Field

OK, seriously now, I’d have gone into cardiac arrest or wet my pants or soiled my britches or all of the above if I’d been the hunter in this video. I mean, dang. Can you imagine? Have you ever had something like this happen to you, or almost happen? I know of hunters who...