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Kaiden Gauther with her fantastic Vermont monster whitetail.

Big Changes on the Way for Deer Hunters, Including a Longer Season

After two years of discussion with the public, an in-depth management study and the need for updating its management plan, the beneficiaries of proposed changes will be deer hunters if approval is granted. The Fish and Wildlife Board gave a first-vote preliminary approval to the proposed changes at its Jan. 21 meeting in Montpelier. A...

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BREAKING NEWS: Lighted Nocks Approved for Bowhunters

After years of steadfast resistance to lighted nocks as technology that wasn’t in the best interests for hunters or fair chase, one state wildlife commission has finally seen the light — yes, pun intended — about the simple, helpful bowhunting tool that aids in game recovery. Finally! What a great day for bowhunters and...

Josh Peterson killed this stunner buck in western Wisconsin.

Deer & Deer Hunting: The Best Bucks of 2014-15

Welcome to the Deer and Deer Hunting 2014-15 Buck Pole, where giant bucks from across the country are featured and deer hunters are celebrated. The bucks and hunters here are sent to us via email and also some of the hottest big bucks circulating on social media sites. We’ll keep this post updated as new...

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Oregon’s Spirit Animal is a Stoner Deer that Loves Weed, Sleep

Oregon is about as diverse a state as it gets, with geography spanning desert to seashore and a population ranging from hippies and liberals to far right conservatives. Safe to say there’s not anything specific to say about Oregon other than it has a big variety. That’s not a bad thing, either. Variety is...

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...