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White-tailed deer adapt and survive harsh winters in northern latitudes

How Whitetail Deer Survive Incredibly Brutal Winters

When brutal winters roll into northern states deer hunters often wonder if the whitetail population will take a severe hit or if the animals can make it through to spring. Mortality for some is a given, of course, but how do deer and other wildlife manage to get through the frigid season? By John...

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...

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Controversial Wolf Ruling a Huge Concern for Deer Hunters

Controversy still reigns in the December 2014 decision by a judge to return wolves to the federal Endangered Species List, sending state wildlife agencies and hunters into shock at what had been a successful management program for the predators. After years of being on the Endangered Species list the wolves in Minnesota, Michigan and...

Shed hunting can be a family activity and, if you want to add a twist, a little competition to find the biggest shed!

3 Great Tips for Hunting, Finding Shed Deer Antlers

Mid-winter is a good time to get outdoors with the family for some fresh air and exercise and go hunting for shed deer antlers. If you’re in the Midwest or Northeast where frigid temps and Deer have begun to shed their antlers for re-growth purposes. Nebraska law allows a person to pick up, possess,...

Steve Bartylla has some of the best deer hunting tips for land and whitetail management, stand placement and more in his new book, Big Buck Secrets.

Best Deer Hunting Tips Revealed in Big Buck Secrets

Seasoned whitetail hunter Steve Bartylla serves as a personal trainer with his new book, Big Buck Secrets, divulging insider tips on scouting and sharing hunting tactics that will help the average hunter take his or her craft to the next level. Big Buck Secrets, from Krause Publications, is available at www.shopdeerhunting.com. Calling on more...

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Deer Talk Now: Hit the Bull’s Eye With Your Bowhunting Practice

Becoming the best bowhunter you can be requires hours of patience, knowledge of your equipment and confidence that you can make the shot at an ethical range. Repetition and good technique are two of the best things you can do to achieve success. Of course, after you’re comfortable with your bow’s setup and how...

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5 Game Camera Tips to Scout for Big Bucks Now

Have you started scouting yet to get a leg up on the buck you didn’t kill last season? If not, you’re wasting time and burning daylight during a critical portion of the year that can reveal clues about late-season and post-rut activity of bucks and does. Post-season camera surveys immediately after the end of...

Getting ready for bow season yet? (DDH Photo: Alan Clemons)

The Best Tips to Become a Better Bowhunter

Bowhunting for white-tailed deer has witnessed an explosion of interest in the last 20 years. As deer populations have soared and bowhunting gear and tactics have gone mainstream, more deer hunters are picking up the stick and string to chase their favorite quarry. Shoot a bow long enough and you will desire to improve...

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How to Be More Stealthy When You’re Deer Hunting

If you’re looking for a hand so you can enjoy your deer hunting lease more this season, watch this to find out about one of the coolest “parallel hybrid” utility vehicles on the market today: the Bad Boy Buggies Ambush iS. With the Ambush iS you’ll get a combination of 2WD in gas or...