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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...

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Could This be Assault With a Dead Weapon?

You expect something wild to happen on a full moon but since that’s still a week or so away, this bit of Deer News of the Weird has to be filed under the That’s Just Crazy category. Two women got into an argument in Pennsylvania and then started swinging a mounted deer head at each other....

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Deer Hunters Have a New Range for Shooting Practice

Finding a quality shooting range where you can enjoy sighting in a deer rifle or plinking with the youngsters sometimes can be a challenge, but many state wildlife agencies offer quality sites MDWFP is pleased to announce the opening of Mississippi’s newest public shooting range. McHenry Shooting Range, located in South Mississippi near Perkinston,...

Arkansas has a variety of hunting options including some special youth and draw hunts on refuges.

Leading Charity Evaluator Issues Warning for Animal-Rights Groups

Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities, has stripped their rating of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other animal rights groups and replaced them with a “Donor Advisory” warning. Charity Navigator rates organizations from one to four stars, with four being the highest rating possible. According to Charity...

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Applications Due for Controlled Hunts in Big Buck State

Applications are now being accepted for controlled deer and waterfowl hunts on selected Ohio public areas during the 2014-15 season. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, hunters have until Thursday, July 31, to submit permit applications for a random drawing. These special hunts are held on selected public areas to provide additional...

Enclosures often pit landowners and hunters against state wildlife officials and others in a never-ending debate.

High Fence Deer Battle Reaches Attorney General’s Crosshairs

The debate has raged for years between landowners, wildlife agencies and, occasionally, the judicial and legislative branches in different states: when a landowner erects a high fence on his property and captures otherwise wild deer, or moves deer into the enclosure, are they his property or do they still belong under the purview of...

Arkansas has a variety of hunting options including some special youth and draw hunts on refuges.

Massive Deer Fraud Alleged in Shocking Charges

Stunning charges and allegations concerning white-tailed deer used for extensive insurance fraud have been leveled against more than 40 residents of a northeast state, one of them an alleged mob associate already facing two trials, following a lengthy investigation and grand jury proceedings. Forty-one people in Philadelphia, Pa., are alleged to be involved in...

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Bowfishing Championship Rookies Snag Title

John Hood, Greg Campbell and Brian Ellenburg of Georgia captured the U.S. Bowfishing Championship in the team’s first time at the event on Table Rock and Bull Shoals lakes in Missouri. The winners claimed $10,000 for their weight of 376 pounds of rough fish. All the fish brought in by teams during the tournament...