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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...

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Condolences to Family of Longtime DDH Contributor, Friend

Our hearts are heavy here at Deer & Deer Hunting, as we have just learned of the passing of our dear friend and longtime contributor John Trout Jr. He was one of the most knowledgable bowhunters in North America and one of the best blood-trailers. We will miss you, John. Our thoughts and prayers...

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BREAKING NEWS: Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit by Anti-Hunters

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the dismissal of the latest lawsuit brought by anti-hunting groups petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue regulations banning traditional ammunition with lead components. The court’s decision was announced Dec. 23. The refusal by the EPA to consider the petition was challenged...

A mountain lion cub works on a deer in the Malibu Creek State Park in California, part of about 350 photos caught on a game camera. (Photo: NPS)

Mountain Lion Cubs Devouring a Deer

Hang on to your ball of yarn, because these photos of mountain lion cubs with a deer carcass are better than any funny cat videos, LOLcats or funniest pet videos you’ll see. Why? Because mountain lion cubs doing their thing in nature, and with mother mountain lion nearby protecting her crew, is better than...

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Slug Through the House Leads to Arrest

A hunter has been arrested and cited for multiple charges after he shot at a deer with his 12-gauge shotgun and missed, with the slug going into an occupied house and lodging in the wall. The slug fired from his gun went over the head of Raymond Gladu, who was in the living room of his...

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Could You Make This 300-Yard Shot With a Bow?

So, at 100 yards could you hit a target in a roughly 8-inch circle, about the size of a pie plate? How about at 200 yards? Hmmm … that’s stretching it a bit, no? Well, what about 300 yards? A balloon at 300 yards? That would be pretty impressive, and that’s what this guy...

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Money, Efforts Being Poured Into Lyme Disease Research

Lyme disease, a bacterial infection spread by deer ticks, is getting a heck of a boost in one of the nation’s hardest-hit areas and that should help everyone affected by this terrible disease. Millions are being poured into a new laboratory and research facility that will focus on testing ticks and more studies on how...

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Certified Bowhunting Course Now Available Online

Florida’s certified National Bowhunter Education Foundation course is now offered in an online, distance learning format. A bowhunting enthusiast may access the program on the NBEF website, enter through the Florida portal and complete the online classroom topics before attending a shortened, interactive field day. A student who passes the online test will be...

Deer Tangled cut loose by Texas game warden

Two Bucks, One Warden: A Little Work and a Good Deed

Every so often we’ll run across a good video of two bucks that have gotten their antlers tangled, but this latest video is a doozy. Rarely do you see two bucks tangled up, pretty much looking at each other and then unable to figure out what to do. It’s a tug-of-war! Posted online by...