whitetail deer

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 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.

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,...

whitetail deer management

No CWD Discovered in Widespread Testing

None of the dreaded chronic wasting disease has been found in Arkansas’s deer herd. That’s the bottom line of a report from the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory which did extensive analyses for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on a set of samples submitted during the 2013 sampling period. Chronic wasting disease is a...

Fighting Texas bucks

Amazing Bucks Fight, One Leaves as the Loser

What happens when two big bucks square off? One wins, one loses. It’s just the way things are settled among bucks each year, whether it’s in New York or Texas, Florida or Wisconsin. Bucks fight, sometimes they die, and the social pecking order is more established. Check out this video of two south Texas...

Arkansas has a variety of hunting options including some special youth and draw hunts on refuges.

Another City Considers Ineffective ‘Birth Control’ for Deer

You’d think that taxpayers eventually would get fed up with civic leaders throwing away money on ineffective wildlife management, but they apparently don’t care or don’t realize that what’s going on is a waste of time. Yet another community is considering the use of contraceptive drugs and the time-consuming effort to give these to...

Tamale

Hot Tamale, Hot Tamale … With Deer?

Many of us have joked around about mystery meat in rural gas stations, little pop-up joints on the side of the road or even restaurants in big cities. Wildlife officials discovered and uncovered a little mystery of their own at one purveyor of hot snacks, though. It all started with the sale of deer...