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Utah's biologists are keeping an eye on state mule deer populations this winter.
(Photo: Brent Stettler)

Biologists Keeping Close Eye on Deer This Winter

Snow and cold temperatures have blanketed the places mule deer live in Utah, bringing biologists with the state’s Division of Wildlife Resources out in force. As they do every winter, biologists are monitoring the state’s deer herds closely. If conditions get too severe, the biologists are prepared to feed the deer specially designed pellets. The...

DDH TV co-host Mark Kayser and a mule deer buck he toppled testing the new Hornady ELD-X bullet. (Photo copyright Mark Kayser)

Kayser Scores on Super Buck Testing New Bullet from Hornady

Sometimes you get lucky and receive an invitation to hunt a premiere property. D&DH TV co-host Mark Kayser received just that and was on the hunt in western South Dakota for either a prairie whitetail or a tall-tined muley. After several days of hunting Kayser couldn’t believe the number of mature deer he encountered...

Declining numbers of mule deer have organizations, state agencies and hunters concerned about future population growth.

What Deer Showed Up Where it Shouldn’t Have Been?

When it comes to wildlife there are few genuine surprises, so when a mule deer showed up where it usually isn’t seen it caused quite a stir. Michael Houx spotted what he thought was a caribou while driving near Eielson Air Force Base in mid-September. But then the lifelong Alaskan native took a long, hard...

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Daydreaming of Bowhunting Wyoming Whitetails

Although my whitetail adventures will begin later this month in southern Florida for their rut (yeah, go figure!), I’m already daydreaming about bowhunting northeast Wyoming once again with Ralph Dampman of Trophy Ridge Outfitters. I’ve hunted with Ralph on two other occasions and must say his part of the world is unrivaled when it...

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Graphic Video: Giant Bucks Fight to the Death

It’s not often that hunters get to see a true fight to the death between two giant bucks, but maybe even more rare that it’s caught on video for everyone else to see. Big hat tip to Muley Bull Outfitters for this cool video they captured on the famed Arizona Strip. These truly impressive...

North Dakota Mule Deer

Spring Deer Survey Shows Solid Increase in Population

After a few tough winters and slight changes in management strategy, the results of a spring deer population survey show some positive signs to a solid rebound that bodes well for the future. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department completed its annual spring mule deer survey in April. Results indicate western North Dakota’s...

Mule Deer Nebraska

Deer Hunters get Big Increase in Antlerless Opportunities

Deer hunters will see an increase in antlerless deer permits by a significant number to help control population numbers on private lands during the 2015 season. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission made changes to the 2015 big game regulations March 20 at a meeting in Lexington. Most significant of the big game changes...

Mule Deer Nebraska

What is Causing Mule Deer Numbers to Keep Declining?

Although a five-year cycle figure may reveal more information, concern continues to mount over the decline in mule deer numbers and biologists can’t seem to put a finger on the cause. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has completed the second year of an annual mule deer survey in portions of the Pine Ridge...

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...