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Ohio’s Poached Monster Bucks

Ohio is one of the nation’s big buck states, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources also has some big fines for poachers. A five-year old law provides for fines to be based on the Boone & Crockett score of a buck. The controversial fines, or restitution as the Ohio DNR calls them, have...

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Plan to Update Your Cold Weather Apparel

Once deer season ends we usually store our clothing for several months until the first cool snap stirs memories of chilly mornings or bone-rattling afternoons on the stand. by Alan Clemons Spring and summer darn sure aren’t time for wool, Gore-Tex, heavy jackets and bibs or hoodies. But those months might be a good...

FOX Admits Policy Against Ammo, Firearms Ads

An official with FOX Sports Media Group in California confirmed Monday its anti-gun and anti-hunting advertising policies after a request for clarification from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The NSSF request asking FOX to lift its ban on firearms and ammunition advertising on Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts was dismissed with a form letter from...

Louisiana Expands Maurepas Swamp WMA

Bigtime kudos to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for its latest move: a massive expansion of the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area northwest of New Orleans. The 29,630-acre addition to the WMA now creates 103,374 acres within driving distance for thousands who live in southern Louisiana. The WMA is located between New...

NSSF Launches Site for Election Firearms Issues

To assist eligible voters with registering and with evaluating candidates’ positions on Second Amendment issues, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has launched GunVote, a voter education website at nssf.org/gunvote. To reach the most voters possible with this educational effort, NSSF is encouraging Twitter users to tag their election-related tweets with #gunvote and to keep...

Deer Dogs Banned on Kisatchie National Forest

U.S. Forest Service officials announced Thursday a ban on the use of dogs to hunt deer on the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. Officials say complaints have been reported for years. Hunters have said they will appeal to the court system for relief, a move that resulted in a similar USFS decision being overturned...

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Would You Hunt Deer with One of These?

by Alan Clemons Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission officials have offered a proposal to allow suppressors for hunting game animals, including deer, joining a handful of other states considering the move. Lone Star Outdoor News reported the proposal should have more discussion and possibly some formal action at the TPWC’s next meeting in March. Read...

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Season’s Over: Where’s Your Ammo?

With deer seasons long over in the North and mostly wrapped up in the South, hunters across the country are cleaning up their rifles and locking them up for the year. But what to do with that hunting ammunition? D&DH contributor Walt Hampton offered these tips to our sister publication Gun Digest: Modern primers...

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Big Bucks Steal Some of the Spotlight at National Turkey Convention

By Alan Clemons NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Turkeys are taking the spotlight at the National Wild Turkey Federation convention here this weekend, but deer aren’t being ignored. The annual national convention attracts thousands of hunters and conservationists. Mossberg is sponsoring the annual taxidermy contest for the turkey and whitetail mounts. Several dozen mounts in each...

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Can Deer Really Hear Better than Humans?

Because deer have rather large ears, it makes sense that they can hear better than humans, right? Or can they? Many hunters assume that because deer have ears three times bigger than ours they can probably hear three times better. Some unpublished data from Art Stattleman of the University of Georgia tried to quantify...