mule deer

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

More Deer Hunting Opportunities Available in 2015

New hunts for mule deer await some hunters in in the 2015 autumn seasons after state wildlife officials added dates to provide more opportunities. Justin Shannon, big game coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, says giving hunters more chances to hunt was one of the major things DWR biologists...

Are Whitetail, Mule Deer Numbers Improving or Still Flat?

Mule deer numbers have experienced recent declines in many areas of one Rocky Mountain state but could be improving, according to optimistic outlooks by some biologists. Favorable weather and habitat conditions this year could help spur an uptick in some areas, but it’s not all wine and roses across the board. According...

Drury Starts His Deer Season with a Monster!

Wow! What a way to start the deer season and with a bow in hand, too! With a report on their Drury Outdoors website, Mark Drury revealed that he has killed his biggest deer ever — mule deer or whitetail — with his astounding 197-inch mule deer he shot in Canada....