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Gray wolf. (US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Controversial Wolf Ruling a Huge Concern for Deer Hunters

Controversy still reigns in the December 2014 decision by a judge to return wolves to the federal Endangered Species List, sending state wildlife agencies and hunters into shock at what had been a successful management program for the predators. After years of being on the Endangered Species list the wolves in Minnesota, Michigan and...

Florida hunters have new deer management units and antler restrictions following changes by the state's wildlife commission.

Deer Hunters Have New Management Units, Restrictions

More restrictions on legal bucks and a management strategy designed to work better on a local level are among the changes enacted by one state wildlife agency. This comes on the heels of changes last year to establish smaller deer management units following requests from hunters. After more public input, the FloridaFish and Wildlife...

Kaiden Gauther with her fantastic Vermont monster whitetail.

Big Changes on the Way for Deer Hunters, Including a Longer Season

After two years of discussion with the public, an in-depth management study and the need for updating its management plan, the beneficiaries of proposed changes will be deer hunters if approval is granted. The Fish and Wildlife Board gave a first-vote preliminary approval to the proposed changes at its Jan. 21 meeting in Montpelier. A...

Coyote Fawn

States Targeting Coyotes in Groundbreaking Research Project

Three state wildlife agencies have joined forces with one of the top white-tailed deer research labs in the nation along with a prestigious university as part of a groundbreaking, multi-year project into coyote behavior. The states have long battled coyote predation on white-tailed deer fawns and now, after about a decade of liberal doe...

DTN Camera

Deer Talk Now: Great Game Camera Tips for Deer Hunters

Deer season has ended in some parts of the country and still is going on in others, but it’s not too early to start thinking about off-season camera surveys. Planning ahead now is the best way to get a jump on next season. When you’re trying to get the best information about your deer...

whitetail deer management

The Problem With Scientific Deer Management

Despite his efforts to educate the public on sound deer management, Aldo Leopold realized the lessons learned from wars between nations apply to those waged over natural resources. By Marybeth Lorbiecki In September 1939, Germany invaded Poland. During the dark months of the next 2½ years, Europe exploded with tanks, bombs and guns. The...