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Stay up to date on everything happening in the whitetail world! From record bucks to weird happenings, the D&DH news crew stays on top of all things deer.

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Biologists Find ‘Unprecedented’ Level of CWD in Deer Farm

Biological research officials from multiple agencies have confirmed at least seven captive whitetail deer on one northeast farm were infected with chronic wasting disease, heightening concerns about the potential spread of the fatal disease. The seven deer were identified earlier this year on a farm in Pennsylvania as having the disease, which is fatal. Deer cannot be...

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Why Does This Deer Season Begin This Early?

Hunters in one state apparently have a pretty good relationship with their state wildlife agency, which shifted deer season dates to accommodate a request for hunting opportunities. Deer hunters in Nebraska wanted to hunt bucks that still have velvet on their antlers. So the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission shifted the season’s opening day...

Joe Akin of Alabama with 15-point buck killed in Tennessee in late November.

The Best Tips for Last-Minute Deer Season Planning

For the hunter with so much to do and not enough time, this week’s Deer & Deer Hunting TV — which airs Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports — has you covered with the last minute hunting preparation tips you need to tag a buck. When you can’t make the time to get...

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Do You Need a Background Check to Go Deer Hunting?

Hunters throughout the country need licenses, permits and, usually, permission from landowners in order to hunt deer, upland or waterfowl birds, small game and other big game species. We apply for tags and special permits, get licenses or permits for public land hunting, and have to undergo background checks to purchase rifles and handguns...

Gordy Krahn is the new editor of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine.

Gordy Krahn New Editor with Deer & Deer Hunting

F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company, is proud to announce the addition of Gordy Krahn to the editorial staff of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine. Krahn will serve as editor of the magazine alongside Dan Schmidt, F+W Outdoors Content Director and Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief. Krahn, who has been in the outdoor publishing industry...

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Should Suppressors Be Used for Deer Hunting?

A battle is brewing about the possibility of another state wildlife agency allowing the use of suppressors, also known as silencers, for hunting. Proponents are urging the allowance of suppressors for big and small game hunting while some opponents claim the “silent” firearms would be a threat to society because the report of a...

Steve Bartylla has several great tips for land and whitetail management he'll share on Deer & Deer Hunting TV.

Take the Mystery Out of Your Deer Hunting Strategy

Products designed to fool white-tailed deer saturate today’s hunting market, but finding the best available method for increasing your success this season doesn’t have to be a mystery. On this week’s all-new Deer & Deer Hunting TV, hunting experts Tom Miranda and Steve Bartylla are on hand to discuss their preferred strategies to trick an...

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So Who’s Still Against This Successful Urban Deer Hunt?

Urban deer hunting programs are designed to offer bowhunters the opportunity to help communities with deer overpopuation problems in controlled settings and more cities are getting on board with these outstanding projects. One is getting ready for its second year and officials and hunters couldn’t be happier. Even residents — most of them, other...