whitetail deer

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...

Information Meetings Set For Deer Advisory, Info

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Upper Peninsula Deer Advisory Team (UPDAT) invite Upper Peninsula deer hunters to a series of open houses in January and February to learn more about regional deer management, UPDAT activities, and hunting license changes for 2014. The open houses will be held in eight U.P. locations,...

deer library

Crazed Buck Doesn’t Have a Prayer in Church

A wild-eyed buck that burst through a window of a Wisconsin church put a fright into several witnesses, wreaked havoc in the library and then met his maker. The buck apparently leaned against an outside window and burst through it, falling into the basement library of the Bethel Baptist Church. Once inside, it freaked...

To have a better chance at a personal best whitetail buck, you may need to rethink your ideas about the deer's core area and travel during the peak of the rut.

Movements of Rutting Whitetail Bucks Rut Are Revealed

Except for the extreme south Florida area, the whitetail rut we hunters recognize — scrapes, chasing, breeding — is still a few weeks away for most of the country. Bucks have shed their velvet, are or will be soon splitting up from bachelor groups, and then everything goes into full-blown crazy mode. Check out...