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Oklahoma has some bruiser bucks, but state wildlife officials say the number of deer killed during the 2013-14 season declined by more than 18 percent.

Why Did This State’s Deer Numbers Decline So Much?

Slight declines in wildlife and waterfowl numbers or harvest totals aren’t unusual. Biologists and savvy hunters notice these things each season, or maybe a trend after two or three seasons that can be chalked up to an easy explanation. A decline of more than 18 percent usually raises an eyebrow or two, however, and...

Steve Bartylla has several great tips for land and whitetail management he'll share on Deer & Deer Hunting TV.

Why You’re Not Deer Hunting as Successfully as Possible

Land managers aim to attract deer into traveling and exposing themselves during daylight hunting hours. Expected to anticipate when and where deer are moving, land managers are often asked to predict the future. On this week’s new Destination Whitetail – airing on the Sportsman Channel July 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – we follow two...

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Conservative Deer Season Planned to Help Rebuild Population

Hunters can expect a conservative 2014 deer season designed to rebuild a population hit hard by the harsh winter of 2013-14. Antlerless deer will be the focus of this conservative management plan, according to officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Hunters should check the 2014 hunting regulations closely because only one deer can...

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Tenth Great Season for Deer & Deer Hunting TV!

The 10th season of Deer & Deer Hunting TV premieres on NBC Sports and promises to be the best season yet with even more information that deer hunters need to find success in the field. Deer & Deer Hunting TV airs this Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET. Since the series premiered nine seasons ago, Deer...

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Officials Want to Kill 2,800 Deer Ravaging Three Parks

Urban hunting and sharpshooting culling programs often are used in conjunction to help alleviate problems with deer overpopulation problems, and almost always the results are positive for the health of the deer and surrounding vegetation. According to The Associated Press, National Park Service officials want to utilize sharpshooters to kill more than 2,800 deer...

Arkansas has a variety of hunting options including some special youth and draw hunts on refuges.

State Park Deer Hunts Spur Revitalization

Despite the outcry from some about wildlife agencies offering regulated deer hunts in state parks, and most of those with the outcry don’t understand anything about wildlife or biology, it’s been proven time and again that reducing the impact from overpopulated deer is beneficial. How? Not only by improving the health of the deer...

A well-planned clover plot can yield results for years and give deer, turkeys and other wildlife nutritious forage.

Extend the Life of Your Favorite Clover Food Plot

Most companies will claim a lifespan of three to five years on their perennials. However, if you care for them properly a perennial stand can last for many years. Perennials like red and white clovers, alfalfa, trefoils and chicory provide dependable nutrition and attraction and are especially important for antler growth, fawn rearing and...

Doing predator control for hogs or other critters and blazing new trails to stand sites in the humid summer heat can be very taxing on your body. Drink plenty of fluids, wear performance clothing that wicks moisture and don't overdo it. Know your limits. (Photo: Alan Clemons)

Don’t Let Humidity Hurt Your Deer Season Preparations

My brother joined me and Barry Estes, owner of Alabama Hog Control, for a little hunting and feral hog eradication last weekend down in central Alabama. The property we were on was a giant cattle farm that’s leased for deer and turkey hunting. A main creek with some smaller creeks, all in hardwoods, wend...

Does are in the crosshairs in West Virginia.

Game Commission Increases Permits for Antlerless Deer Hunts

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is enlisting assistance from hunters in an effort to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease. The Game Commission has developed a permit that can be used to hunt antlerless deer, but can be used only within the boundaries of what is known as Disease Management Area 2 – the...