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Ban on Public Land Shed Hunting Fuels Mixed Responses

Social media gets crazy like a bunch of coyotes running through the woods at night but is interesting to get a gauge on public sentiment about topics, especially when it comes to hunting and fishing. Both are recreational activities that we, the hunters and anglers, take in varying degrees of seriousness....

BREAKING: Eighteen Deer, 1 Elk Confirmed with CWD

Eighteen more deer and another elk have been confirmed to have chronic wasting disease in a shocking development for a state that until recently never had a positive test for the fatal disease. Veteran outdoor writer Bryan Hendricks, a DDH contributor and outdoor editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, broke the story late...

Monster Buck Ignores Police, Goes on Leisurely Stroll

What would you do if you were driving merrily down the road, minding your own business and a giant 12-point buck blocked your path? That’s what happened in this 2012 video we ran across on YouTube from Wayne County, Ohio. Sheriff’s deputies got a call from a motorist who reported a...

Hunters Donate More than 228K Pounds of Venison

More than 4,500 deer hunters donated nearly a quarter-million pounds of venison (228,306 pounds) from last season’s deer harvest to Missouri’s Share the Harvest program. The donated deer meat will help feed hungry Missourians. Share the Harvest is coordinated by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of...

Alleged Poachers Busted After Leaving Heads by Their Garage

If you’re going to do dumb stuff then you better be smart about it, and it appears two men with bad intent on their minds didn’t heed that advice. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Officers charged two Washington County men with numerous hunting related violations and misdemeanors after discovering...

Survey Flights Show Significant Increase in White-Tailed Deer

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has completed the third year of a five-year aerial survey of mule deer in the Pine Ridge of northwestern Nebraska. The survey, which covers eight subunits with the most suitable mule deer habitat within the Pine Ridge deer management unit, indicated a decrease in the...

VIDEO: Threading the Needle on a Big Texas Buck

Being confident in your skills and crossbow, bow, muzzleloader or whatever you’re using is one of the biggest assets for any hunter. Without having great confidence in being able to make the shot, along with analyzing the entire situation, we’re not doing our duty. Similarly, having the knowledge to trust your...

Coyote Hunting Lottery Latest in War on Predators

Coyotes are among the most hated predators among deer hunters and in recent years have come under heavy scrutiny by state wildlife agencies and legislators. Their impact also is being studied by several researchers and has been for years. Hunters often kill them on sight because of the havoc they wreak...

More than Seventy Violations? Yes, That’s What This Poacher Had!

Delaware’s DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers concluded an investigation into illegal deer hunting March 1 with the arrest of a New Castle County man for illegal weapons possession charges along with numerous charges related to the illegal take of at least 14 deer during the state’s 2015/16...