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Coyotes Changing Deer Dynamics, Getting More Scrutiny

It’s no secret that coyotes love to eat deer, whether it’s fawns they find or older deer brought down by two or more songdogs working as a team. Researchers in Pennsylvania have been studying the expansion and impacts of the Eastern Coyote on deer populations. They looked at information from Canada to the Southeast...

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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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Deer Talk Now: Secrets of a Veteran Big Buck Hunter

What are your strategies for helping, scouting and hunting big bucks? Are your food plots the best they can be? Are you willing to not fill a buck tag for the season to let a younger deer walk? Veteran big buck hunter and habitat specialist Don Higgins joins Deer Talk Now hosts Brad Rucks...

Deer Hunters More Successful for Third Straight Season

Deer hunters are killing more deer thanks to a rebound in the population following severe consecutive winters that knocked back the numbers and hampered efforts to get into the woods to hunt. Hunters during Maine’s 2013 deer season killed 24,795 deer, an increase of 15 percent over the 2012 harvest of 21,552 deer. The...

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Easiest Mineral Site You Ever Will Make for Deer!

If you enjoy creating mineral licks for deer but aren’t crazy about just dumping minerals on the ground then you must check out this very cool product for hunters. Mineral Mizer’s porous bag allows minerals to drip during rainfall. This helps create a mineral lick below the bag. You can hang it in a...

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

Season Deer Totals About the Same, but More Antlerless Kills Desired

Hunters killed approximately 243,550 deer during the 2013-14 New York hunting seasons, nearly equivalent to the statewide take the previous season, state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced recently. “Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative offers many hunting opportunities statewide for sportsmen and sportswomen for the growing population of...

Some Northern deer hunters will be hard pressed to see adult bucks in the next few seasons. In some areas, three entire age classes will be affected by the past two brutal winters. (D&DH photo)

Deer Hunting Predictions for 2014 and Beyond

If you thought last year was slim pickings for seeing adult bucks on the land you hunt, you’re probably not going to like what’s in store for this year and beyond. Deer and Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt provides his predictions for Northern whitetail hunters for 2014 and beyond. As we exit our worst...

Prescribed burning is one great way to eliminate understory growth and leaf litter, and rejuvenate the soil.

Interactive Habitat Workshop Can Benefit Deer, Wildlife

One of the best ways to help your wildlife is by providing the best habitat possible on your property, with prescribed burns, elimination of exotic or invasive species, and cultivation or nurturing of native species beneficial to deer, songbirds and other wildlife. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a Practical Wildlife Habitat Management...