whitetail deer

North Dakota buck

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...

doe

Massive Deer Fraud Alleged in Shocking Charges

Stunning charges and allegations concerning white-tailed deer used for extensive insurance fraud have been leveled against more than 40 residents of a northeast state, one of them an alleged mob associate already facing two trials, following a lengthy investigation and grand jury proceedings. Forty-one people in Philadelphia, Pa., are alleged to be involved in...

A deer leaped or fell from an overpass and landed on this van, which had a mother and four children inside. (Photo: Heidi Conner/CBS2)

Deer Leaps From Overpass, Crashes on Woman’s Windshield

A mother driving a van with four children inside got the shock of her life recently while motoring along Interstate 90 in Illinois near Barrington when a deer decided to do a gainer off an overpass. The adult doe landed on Heidi Conner’s van windshield, shattering it and spraying glass shards inside the vehicle....

Paul Krueger yote ravaged deer1

What Was Chewing on This Buck’s Body? (Warning: Graphic)

Paul Krueger of Wisconsin emailed us earlier this year with some photos of a deer he shot the last week of November while bowhunting. He waited until morning to retrieve the deer and, overnight, temperatures dropped to single digits. But when Krueger got to his deer and then started working on it, he realized...

A smooth-shooting rifle and good bullets are obviously crucial to success, but they're only as good as the optics that help you line up the deer in your sights.

Research Coatings Before Buying Hunting Optics

What are all these coatings on scopes, binoculars and spotting scopes? Take a look at any optics company’s site and you’ll find some descriptions about lens coatings that help with abrasion resistance, clarity, light transmission, glare reduction and waterproof capabilities. By Alan Clemons Some of these coatings are proprietary, specially designed by or for...

Soybeans

Food Plot Tips: The Mighty Soybean

By Don Higgins Why Beans? Whitetails crave soybeans during the late season for several reasons. First, there’s likely not another food source at that time of the year that comes close to offering the same level of protein. I have sent a sample of soybeans (in the pods, which is how deer eat them)...

captive deer

Pope and Young Rips High-Fence Deer Hunting Operations

With attention growing about captive deer and elk, high fences, diseases and ethical questions, hunters throughout the country are expressing opinions for and against “captive” cervids and their place in the hunting world. The Pope and Young Club recently issued a statement on the situation in regard to deer hunting, hunting other species, and...

Deer Fawn and Bulldog

Buck Fawn Takes on Bulldog and Kicks Its Butt!

This buck fawn may not be but a few weeks old and still in spots, but it doesn’t back down from this bulldog that could snap it in half in seconds! They’re being playful, or at least the bulldog appears to be, but we know how things can sometimes change. Animals don’t always stay...

Alien Deer

UFO Captured on Game Camera Jacklighting Deer!

Are aliens checking out our white-tailed deer from spaceships at night and then zooming away? One game camera seems to appear to have captured some hunters from outer space doing just that. Rainer and Edith Shattles of Jackson County, Miss., have Moultrie game camera images they can’t identify. No one can, or will, definitively,...