Deer News

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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Deer and Dog Run Run Run Run Run, Play Hide-and-Seek

Well, y’all take a look at this deer and dog having a blast with each other. It’s almost like they’re playing hide-and-seek with the corner pillars of the fence. You go! No I’ll catch you! Where are you? Oh, run run run run run! Where’d you go? Oh! Pretty funny. Looks like they could...

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DDH TV: Pattern Deer Without Being Patterned

Coming soon on Deer & Deer Hunting TV, learn how to pattern mature bucks without having them know you’re there. The show airs Monday, Aug. 3 on NBC Sports. Patterning deer can be a hard process, but harder still is to make sure the deer are not patterning you at the same time.  We...

Bethy Rossos

Destination Whitetail Heads West for Food, Fun and Mystery

Destination Whitetail heads to Oregon to sample some great food with Chef Bethy Rossos and also do some hunting with her in this gorgeous, diverse state. Rossos hosts an outdoors adventure cooking show and loves being active, whether she’s hunting or hanging out with friends. On her website she says “I’ve had some unique...

Dr Jim Brauker with poison ivy

Hey Deer Hunters, Does Poison Ivy Drive You Crazy?

I don’t know how many times I’ve had poison ivy over the years but I’m fortunate that it’s not as bad as some folks I’ve seen who must be more sensitive to it. I’ve never really had such a terrible case, at least that I can recall, that it would scare children or make...

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Second Positive CWD Test Has DNR Officials on Alert

A second white-tailed deer has been found to be positive for chronic wasting disease, putting state wildlife officials on more alert as they work to see if there’s a connection between the two deer. Here is the press release about the latest situation: The Michigan departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development...

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Two Busted For Alleged Deer Poaching in Closed Season

Vermont state game wardens charged two Northeast Kingdom men recently for allegedly poaching several deer during March and April in the Stannard area. On June 22, game wardens, assisted by officers from the Hardwick Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Shawn Bell, 37, of Greensboro and based on evidence gathered...

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Ten Test Positive for CWD; Officials Say Risk Small for Wild Deer

A total of 640 deer were tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during the 2014-2015 seasons, and 10 of those were confirmed positive. Samples were obtained from deer killed by hunters in southcentral and southwest parts of Kansas and from sick and/or suspect deer observed in the eastern, northcentral and northwest parts of the...

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Gun Digest 70th Edition Hot off the Presses

Firearm enthusiasts and shooting sportsmen everywhere will recognize Gun Digest 2016 as the leading source for information on the latest guns and related gear. The 70th Edition is better than ever, with entertaining articles by some of the top names in gun and outdoor writing covering all categories of rifles, handguns and shotguns. It’s...

Chronic Wasting Disease is always fatal and is found in two dozen states and Canadian provinces. (Photo: Wisconsin DNR)

Escaped Deer, Possibly with CWD, Has Conservation Officials Scrambling

Wildlife officials are scrambling to locate deer that escaped from a fenced captive deer facility after tests showed positive results for chronic wasting disease in deer inside the farm. Wisconsin DNR officials are asking residents in two communities to report any sightings of the ear-tagged deer and their location. CWD was detected in June...

West Virginia Deer Photo by WVDNR

Deer Make Themselves at Home But DNR Says Shoo

  Seeing deer in your yard isn’t uncommon in some areas where population numbers are too high and deer decide that flower beds and yards are too nice to pass up. But a West Virginia man caught the attention of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police when two officers spied a deer...