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Drones Under Attack as Unethical for Hunting

Drones may be cool to fly and get neat footage of events, but state wildlife agencies and hunters are taking aim at the unmanned flying aircraft as unethical when it comes to scouting and hunting for deer and other game animals. Wyoming Game & Fish Department is the latest state wildlife agency to take...

Hunters typically go through different stages during their lives, from wanting to shoot just about anything to mellowing out and enjoying the experience.

Where Are You Among the Five Stages of a Hunter?

While doing a little poking around yesterday for an upcoming story, I needed to find the information below and after doing so realized it’s always a good idea for a refresher. By Alan Clemons, Southern Managing Editor This “Five Stages of a Hunter has been kicked around since about the mid 1980s following some...

Captive deer would have been reclassified as livestock under a bill that was vetoed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. Missouri's legislature failed to override the veto by one vote.

Deer Wars Intensify as State Agency Bans Captive Imports

State wildlife agencies throughout the country are grappling with numerous issues related to white-tailed deer and other cervids as well as legislatures trying to strip or shift agency powers. One of the biggest issues in the last few years has been captive deer farming and shooting preserves. Advocates say that where legal, they’re merely...

California poacher rifle, deer heads confiscated by state officials

Tip Helps Wildlife Officers Make Case Against Poacher

A Plymouth man was convicted in Amador Superior Court of multiple deer poaching charges after wildlife officers investigated following information provided on a tip line. Gary Michael Creason Jr., age 24, was fined $19,520 for activities involving the take of trophy deer out of season, among other charges. Acting on a tip, wildlife officers...

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Deer Importation Lands Trio in Hot Water With Feds

Importing deer illegally is a no-no in many states, with wildlife agencies prohibiting the movement of deer for fear of introduction of diseases among the main reasons for the laws. That doesn’t stop some people from moving deer from one state to another, though. With the number of high fence breeding and preserve operations...

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Blue Lights and Admission of Spotlighting to Shoot Deer

Law enforcement personnel with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service arrested a Judsonia man and charged him with several hunting violations. Christopher Michael Cleaver, of Judsonia, was arrested Nov. 2 charged with nine counts of night hunting and one count of violating tagging requirements. Officers were working in...

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Low Class Poachers Stealing From Disabled Youth Hunters

Poaching a deer is one thing, but when your lowdown thievin’ actions impact kids looking forward to a big hunting weekend then it jacks things up to another level. A Kansas landowner who planned to host a hunt for disabled youngsters was dismayed to find a poached trophy buck on his property. He told Michael...

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Deer Poacher Hit With Higher Fines, Jail Time for Violations

Poaching is one of the worst things hunters can encounter because your hard work is impacted by someone who doesn’t give a flip about laws or ethics. Aside from the basic violation of trespassing on your property, poaching and taking game without regard for hunting laws or violations is a black eye for all...

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No Medal for This Olympic Bonehead Deer Decision

Sometimes you just shake your head after hearing about something crazy or reading a report that makes you truly wonder what someone was thinking. That’s what’s you may do after seeing this. A U.S. Olympic wrestler was cited by Colorado officials after they were called because he was stalking a deer in a car...