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This 132-year-old Winchester lever action rifle was found propped against a tree and was blended in well. (Photo: NPS)

How Many Deer Did the National Park Mystery Winchester Kill?

  Lever action rifles helped win the west and are among the most popular for hunters, then and today, but a mystery is unraveling in Great Basin National Park thanks to a stunning discovery. A Winchester lever action rifle believed to be 132 years old was discovered in the park. The rifle was leaning...

Kid Rock, who's name is William Ritchie, killed this nice buck while on a hunt in Alabama.

Kid Rock Trades Stage Fury for Deer Hunting, Big Bucks

There’s absolutely no argument that can be logically made that Kid Rock doesn’t put on an intense, no-holds-barred jamfest concert when he’s touring the world pumping out his music and lyrics. For about two decades the down ‘n dirty musician from Detroit has packed arenas and stoked audiences with massive light shows and music....

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Deer Hunting Shot Placement: Is the ‘No Zone’ a Myth?

Take a look at what a whitetail deer’s ribs, spine, heart, lungs and liver look like with this incredible video we shot at the 2015 Archery Trade Association show in Indianapolis. Wisconsin taxidermist Brian Johnson removed the hide, muscles and sinew to reveal a deer’s internal organs, then used an air compressor attached to...

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Veteran Conservation Officer Tapped to Lead State Agency

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has a new law enforcement director, Col. Curtis Brown. Brown, who is known among his colleagues at the FWC and partner agencies for his passionate dedication to conservation, will oversee more than 1,000 employees in the FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement. He’ll direct their efforts to protect Florida’s...

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Mad Deer Turns Tables on Hunter, Attacks Him

Ever hear someone jokingly say, “Boy, when those deer turn on the hunters or get weapons then it’ll be a fair fight!” Well, uh, one finally did. Sort of. A 72-year-old hunter was out for a hunt Jan. 2 with family when he shot a doe with a crossbow. Then when he was searching for...

New Jersey Assembly members are considering a bill that would allow hunters to sell deer meat.

State Mulls Controversial Proposal to Allow Sales of Deer Meat

For decades, states have banned hunters from selling deer meat but now one group of legislators is considering a controversial proposal to overturn that longtime prohibition. That idea has spawned numerous discussions, too, about commercial sale of wildlife and management strategies. According to the New Jersey Herald, a bill in the New Jersey General...

California DFW Enforcement Chief David Bess (left).

Bess Appointed Chief of California DFW Law Enforcement

California wildlife officer David Bess has been appointed the new chief of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division, CDFW Director Charlton H. Bonham announced. The position was recently vacated by the retirement of 33-year veteran wildlife officer, Chief Michael P. Carion. “California’s fish and wildlife and the sportsmen and...

Wyatt Reinhardt killed a monster buck that any New Hampshire deer hunter would be proud of! The 8-pointer weighed 212 pounds. Congrats!

Deer Numbers Down, But Final Tally Among Top 10 in Nine Decades

The preliminary numbers are in for one state’s autumn hunting seasons and while the season kill is down for unknown reasons, the overall number is among the highest in the last nine decades. That’s kind of weird, isn’t it? Hunters killed fewer deer this season but the final total is among the top 10 for...