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North Dakota Mule Deer

What Would You Tell These Wildlife Agency Officials?

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to attend a North Dakota Game and Fish Department advisory board meeting in their area. These public meetings, held each spring and fall, provide citizens with an opportunity to discuss fish and wildlife issues and ask questions of their district advisors and agency personnel. The governor appoints eight Game and...

North Dakota buck

More Than Half of Licensed Hunters Successful, But is That OK?

If slightly more than half of hunters had a success rate for a deer season, would you consider that to be good or bad? That’s what one state’s wildlife officials will be reviewing, along with other regulation proposals, to present to the public later this spring. North Dakota deer hunters took approximately 28,600 deer...

Gnarly Ohio Whitetail

Take a Look at This Fantastic Gnarly Nontypical Whitetail

Love those gnarly racks with trash and stickers and kickers on ‘em! Check out this buck and hunter’s tale from the 2012 season in Ohio, where this great buck got curious about some grunting and rattling in his area. Bad mistake! —- Want to tip the odds in your favor for taking a buck...

Shed hunting is fun and can give you some insight to the deer on your property, and what might be coming next season!

Pat Reeve Reveals His Shed Hunting Tips and Tricks

The gently flowing creek was as cold as it was clear. I’ll never forget setting my eyes on that beautiful 3-point whitetail shed resting on the smooth gravel bar. I was touching something no human hand has ever touched before. I was six years old and my buddy and I were out searching for...

Ohio DNR 2014 map

Modifications Made to Proposed Deer Season Regulations

Deer limits have been altered in several counties and will be voted on by the wildlife council in one state known for pumping out big bucks each season. After considering public input and reviewing data, modifications were made to the 2014-2015 hunting regulations proposals that the Ohio Wildlife Council will vote on at its...

Millennium Turkey Stands

No Buts About It … a Little Comfort Goes a Long Way

Here’s a sneak peek at one of the most comfortable ground blind chairs on the market. It’s perfect for both gun- and bowhunting, and it provides all-day comfort. For more of this year’s hottest new products, be sure to refer to the June issue of Deer & Deer Hunting. by Alan Clemons Over the...

Buck at a mineral site

Your Deer Talk Questions: Mineral Licks and More

Some deer hunters may be taking a break in spring for turkeys and fishing, but others already are thinking about the upcoming deer season and checklist items to take care of. Among those items are mineral licks and camera surveys, and creating a great mineral lick is one of the best ways to help...

Wildlife restoration and excise tax revenue aid programs assist wildlife and hunters.

Survey: Deer Hunters Don’t Want Mandatory Antler Restrictions

State wildlife agency officials say they listen to the public and want feedback from hunters (and anglers, and others), so when they ask and get the results it’s sometimes eye-opening. It appears Michigan will not have expanded mandatory antler rules anytime soon. The two most recent surveys conducted in Michigan to determine the level...