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Whitetail Buck Deer (Photo by NPS)

QDMA Forms New Deer Group for Conservation Advocacy

Deer hunters, conservation organizations and hunting industry companies from across North America are rapidly uniting to form the National Deer Alliance (NDA) – a new organization created to serve as the unified voice of the modern deer hunter and guardian of North America’s wild deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage. While deer are...

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Lowest Number of Deer Tags Offered in 34 Years

Deer hunters are losing more than 11,500 hunting permits from last season due to a continued decline in population numbers and more than 2 million acres of Conservation Reserve Program habitat being put back into crop use. North Dakota hunters will find themselves with fewer opportunities this year. Randy Kreil, wildlife chief for the...

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Hunter Misses Giant Buck But It’s Still Amazing

Missed me! Missed me! Hey, who hasn’t missed? It’s one of those things that happens and we just have to suck it up and keep going. Right? Adrenaline’s pumping, heart’s pounding, maybe the Hunting Gods decide to throw a little windy curveball gust at the last minute. Misses happen. But what about this “miss”...

State Wants Your Input on Hunting Seasons

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks invites hunters, landowners, outfitters, and others to get involved now to help set hunting seasons for 2014 and 2015. The public can comment online beginning Friday, Aug. 9 and at a series of statewide open houses later this month at most FWP regional offices. The open house meetings will...

Ten Trophy Bucks Poached, Authorities on Manhunt

Washington authorities have suspects and are closing in on possible arrests after a months-long investigation into the poaching of 10 trophy deer. The Wenatche World reports that Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife searched four homes in Okanogan County on March 1 and recovered the heads of nine antlered bucks. Another was recovered in...

Texas Mule Deer

Texas Confirms CWD in Deer

Samples from two mule deer recently taken in far West Texas have been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. These are the first cases of CWD detected in Texas deer. Wildlife officials believe the event is currently isolated in a remote part of the state near the New Mexico border. The Texas Parks and...

Nevada Deer Tag Decision Drawing Criticism

A decision by Nevada wildlife officials to double the number of mule deer tags for the coming season is drawing heated criticism. Nevada Department of Wildlife officials say the decision to increase tags to more than 25,000 (overall) is based on science and annual population counts. The quota includes an increase of rifle season...

Habitat loss is impacting California's mule and blacktail deer.

Drought Hits Texas Mule Deer Population

Drought conditions the last few years have left some mule deer populations hurting, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TPWD recently reported its findings from winter helicopter surveys and indicated Trans-Pecos region mule deer numbers are down 40-45 percent over the last three years. Surveys show numbers and biologists also log bucks,...