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Deer Importation Lands Trio in Hot Water With Feds

Importing deer illegally is a no-no in many states, with wildlife agencies prohibiting the movement of deer for fear of introduction of diseases among the main reasons for the laws. That doesn’t stop some people from moving deer from one state to another, though. With the number of high fence breeding and preserve operations...

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Blue Lights and Admission of Spotlighting to Shoot Deer

Law enforcement personnel with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service arrested a Judsonia man and charged him with several hunting violations. Christopher Michael Cleaver, of Judsonia, was arrested Nov. 2 charged with nine counts of night hunting and one count of violating tagging requirements. Officers were working in...

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Knock, Knock. Who’s There? A Deer in the Hotel?

Imagine being the guy at the front desk when this deer decides to check in for the night … or maybe not. A clattering of noisy feet and banging around in a college town hotel usually means specials like nickel beer or jello shooters at McSlobber’s Pub. But this buck wild experience at the...

Deer Scrape Dripper

Power Your Mock Scrapes During the Rut for Big Bucks

Mock scrapes are one of the best ways to get a buck’s attention and give you a great chance at killing a big one. You’re not going to have as much success with your mock scrapes without a licking branch. Deer use the scrape and licking branch to communicate with other deer. Their preorbital...

This buck and dogs are caught in the act of doing what they do. Mother Nature isn't always pretty. (Photo by Devin Solomon)

UPDATE: Buck, Hounds Captured Amid Their Battle

Devin Solomon photographed this buck being chased by two pointers with tracking collars. We weren’t sure what was going on (and admitted as much in our original post) but Solomon has reached out to let us know what was happening. “I don’t want to portray the idea that I’m out here encouraging dogs ripping...

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Could This Gigantic Fanged Spider Kill a White-tailed Fawn?

One of the worst parts of doing summer work in the woods, especially in the Southeast, is the giant spiderwebs hanging across trails. It’s like these doggone spiders intentionally know you’re going to be coming in to put out some salt, check feeders, clean up stand sites, do trim work or whatever. They’re lying...

Deer in a Hole

Giant Buck Stuck in a Hole, But Does He Make It Out Alive?

What kind of weird event happened that a deer fell into a deep hole? Was he wandering along looking at some does across the way and not paying attention? Maybe a garbage bag got wrapped around his antlers and he couldn’t see. Perhaps he’d been to Bucky’s Buck Bar and had one too many...

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VIDEO: Amazing Deer Rescue Near Busy Highway

Somehow a young deer made its way along a busy 6-lane highway but then became stuck in a fence and bleated for its life while drivers sped by. One family and then some other folks stopped to lend a hand before law enforcement officials could arrive to assist. The deer bleated and screamed as...

Captive deer would have been reclassified as livestock under a bill that was vetoed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. Missouri's legislature failed to override the veto by one vote.

Veto Override Fails to Reclassify Captive Deer as Livestock

A monstrous battle that included legislators ganging up (nothing new, eh) while opponents and proponents slugged it out has ended up with a failed effort by one vote to reclassify captive deer as livestock and give a state agricultural agency control over deer farms. According to the Associated Press in this story, Missouri lawmakers came...

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Biologists Find ‘Unprecedented’ Level of CWD in Deer Farm

Biological research officials from multiple agencies have confirmed at least seven captive whitetail deer on one northeast farm were infected with chronic wasting disease, heightening concerns about the potential spread of the fatal disease. The seven deer were identified earlier this year on a farm in Pennsylvania as having the disease, which is fatal. Deer cannot be...