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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...

Flying Arrow Archery Toxic Broadheads, and others, are being replicated by forgeries

Counterfeit Broadheads Making Their Way Into Hunting Market

Flying Arrow Archery, along with many other U.S.-based companies (including our friends at Trophy Ridge, Muzzy, Slick Trick, and Rage), are under attack of counterfeit products being sold on E-bay and Amazon.com. We have found that these knock-off products are using names like Flying Arrow Shop or just Toxic and Cyclone. Counterfeits ship in...

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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...

Donald Trump Jr. was among the guests who have visited Deer Talk Now.

Concern Growing as Deer Population Takes Hard Hit

Sometimes when things hit a crisis level it takes the hands-on approach of multiple organizations and good folks trying to figure out what’s going on, what can be done and how to set the wheels in motion. That’s what happened recently when sportsmen’s groups gathered to discuss the declining populations of mule deer and how...

Nicole McClain heads to Buffalo County for a thrilling bowhunt.

Emotions Run Wild on Bowhunting Episode

Venture to Buffalo County, Wisconsin, for an exciting and emotional hunt with model Nicole McClain on this week’s all-new episode of Deer & Deer Hunting TV. The episode airs on NBC Sports Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET. McClain is a model, actress, passionate health advocate and cancer survivor who has been hunting since the...

Deer in southern Alabama, south of Montgomery where this buck was killed, have breeding dates into March based on fetal conception surveys.

Just When, Exactly, is the Southern Deer Rut?

For a hunter, knowing that the rut is on the horizon is akin to knowing one’s birthday is right around the corner. In this week’s new episode of Land of Whitetail—which airs on the Pursuit Channel this Saturday at 10 a.m. ET — experts build on that excitement as they share their thoughts on...