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Hunter safety courses help thousands each year throughout the nation.

Register Now for Free Hunter Safety Courses and Free Ammo

Getting all set up for hunting seasons with a free safety course is fantastic, but what if you free ammo and range time were part of the deal? That would be super. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering free hunter safety courses in 12 counties in central Florida. “Don’t wait. Take...

Deer hunters have great success in Arkansas each season, like Drew Weir and his his monstrous 23-point buck he killed in Benton County,  Arkansas.

Dig Deeper! License Fees Increase for Non-Resident Hunters

Non-resident hunters will be taking a hit in the wallet starting with the 2015-16 seasons after its wildlife board approved a sizeable increase in the cost of hunting licenses. And it’s not just a little increase. Fifty bucks for an annual (all-season) license may make some hunters think twice. The Arkansas Game and Fish...

Florida hunters have new deer management units and antler restrictions following changes by the state's wildlife commission.

Deer Hunters Have New Management Units, Restrictions

More restrictions on legal bucks and a management strategy designed to work better on a local level are among the changes enacted by one state wildlife agency. This comes on the heels of changes last year to establish smaller deer management units following requests from hunters. After more public input, the FloridaFish and Wildlife...

Kansas is a destination state for hunters and anglers.

Legislature Moves to Solidify Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap

Yet another state legislature is making a move to further protect the rights of outdoorsmen and women to fish, hunt and trap with a resolution to be considered in the current legislative session. A bipartisan group of legislators on Jan. 29 introduced a resolution that would update the Kansas constitution to guarantee the right to hunt,...

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...