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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...

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Hunting Near Property Lines: When Should State Step In?

Alabama’s Conservation Commissioner has drawn the ire of hunters and landowners with an idea to create a 50-yard “buffer zone” along privately owned borders. by Alan Clemons At the state’s Conservation Advisory Board meeting earlier this month, Commissioner Gunter Guy made note of complaints about hunters putting up tree stands or shooting houses on...

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Southeast Deer Study Group Update: Have We Been Killing Too Many Does?

  SANDESTIN, Fla. – To say the least, the morning’s 2012 Southeast Deer Study Group sessions about predation impacts on whitetail populations were eye-opening and mesmerizing. The theme of this year’s two-day conference is “The Changing Face of Predation in the Southeast.” More than 400 biologists, land managers, state officials and others listened raptly...

Texas Eyes New Deer Seasons

Deer hunters in three counties of the Dallas-area “Metroplex” could have new seasons if a proposal from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission is approved. Discussion, research and public comment is ongoing for possible seasons in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Galveston counties, according to a report in Lone Star Outdoor News. All four counties...

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QDMA Urges Hunters to Oppose Deer Farms

The Georgia-based Quality Deer Management Association is urging hunters in seven states to oppose the expansion of the deer-breeding industry, which the organization perceives as a growing threat to wild deer and the deer-hunting heritage. Legislation designed to loosen or dismantle regulatory barriers to white-tailed deer breeding and farming is being considered in Georgia,...

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Photo Slideshow: Dan’s Texas Deer Hunt

Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt had a blast hunting Vatoville Outdoors free-ranging ranch near Sonora, Texas, earlier in December 2011. Despite a devastating drought, Schmidt found plenty of evidence that deer hunting is alive and well in the Lone Star State. Read about his monster buck kill here. These photos were collected...

A Monster Buck Pays a Visit

Just like it has happened so many times before, the deer showed up rather unexpectedly, and, of course, from an area where I didn’t expect to see a deer appear. This hunt was a also a little different than the thousands of others I’ve experienced over the years. Instead of being a man alone...

If This is a Cull Buck, I’m Davy Crockett!

Note: Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt has just returned from a week-long rut hunt near Eldorado, Texas.  This is the fourth installment of a five-part blog series on his adventure. Check back each day this week for updates. It doesn’t matter where you hunt in this state, Texas offers some of the most...

Big Buck Down on the Texas Ground

Note: Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt has just returned from a week-long rut hunt near Eldorado, Texas.  This is the third installment of a five-part blog series on his adventure. Check back each day this week for updates. It’s almost noon, and we just came in for a few hours to warm up....

Scorched Earth and Rutting Bucks

Note: Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt has just returned from a weeklong rut hunt near Eldorado, Texas.  This is the second installment of a five-part blog series on his adventure. Check back each day this week for updates. There is something about the first day of a hunt. It doesn’t have to be...