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Watch: Deer Crashes Through School Bus Window, Lands on Sleeping Student

A Virginia high school student asleep on his school bus got quite the surprise when a deer crashed through the front windshield and landed on the teenager’s back. According to USA Today , the bus was on its way to Powhatan High School when the crazy incident was captured on...


How to Plan an RV Hunting Trip

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, hunting license sales skyrocketed across the country in 2020 as folks turned to the fields and forests to enjoy outdoor recreation away from large crowds. Hunting is a great option for entertainment and low-risk for COVID-19. But if your hunting destination is a long distance...


Texas Retirement Community Residents Want Deer Trapping to Stop

Some residents in the Sun City retirement community in Georgetown, Texas, say they want the deer-trapping program that’s been in place for 17 years to stop. “The primary reason why we relocated here was because of the wildlife and the natural beauty,” Sun City resident Laurel Mulvey told KXAN ...


What Will Deer Hunting Be Like in 10 Years?

When I moved on from squirrels to hunting deer with my dad in the 1970s, there were about 200,000 whitetails in Virginia. Today, we’ve got five times that many. In the 1980s and ’90s, we went from “if it’s brown it’s down” to the “big buck” era. Whitetail management was...


80-Year-Old Retired Nurse Shoots Buck from Kitchen Window, and More Deer Hunting News

The Best Hunting Story of Last Season Virginia Luce, 80, recently retired after working 25 years as a nurse. She and her 83-year-old husband live and hunt on their 80-acre Texas spread. “I do all my hunting from the house now,” she told the Dallas Morning News. “My kitchen is...


Watch: Police Officer Helps Free Deer Trapped Under Car

One lucky deer managed to escape from beneath a vehicle following an accident in Southfield, Michigan, last week thanks to the help of a police officer. Officer Charles Becker with the Lathrup Village Police Department was called out to the scene of an accident after a driver hit two deer...


10 More Deer Hunting Myths Debunked

A talking head on outdoor TV puffs his chest and declares, “Man, the full moon is the worst time to hunt!” Sounds pretty good, and you buy it. Your daddy told you never to overhunt a spot, and you never doubt Pops. Stands to reason that if another hunter tromps...


174-Inch Iowa Typical with a 300-Yard Muzzleloader Shot

Keith Burgess had been practicing with his new muzzleloader. The co-host of Small Town Hunting planned to take the gun, a .45-caliber CVA Paramount, to Iowa and hopefully tag a big buck during the late season. “I shot the muzzleloader out to 380 yards just to get comfortable with it...


Has the .30-30 Really Killed the Most Deer?

Google “.30-30 for deer hunting” and up pops a million links that you can click on for information. Click the first one and you’ll read something like: “The .30-30 rifle has arguably killed more whitetail deer than any other single cartridge … with the round’s popularity still quite high, it's...


Deer With Hairy Eyeballs Discovered in Tennessee

A pair of hairy eyeballs might sound like an ingredient in a witch’s brew, but it’s actually a real affliction suffered by an unfortunate Tennessee deer. A young whitetail buck seen stumbling down the streets of Farragut, Tennessee, was discovered to have a disk of skin and dense hair completely...


21 Sits and 10,000 Miles for a Kansas Monster

Eric Hale grew up hunting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. He watched a lot of hunting videos, including from the likes of Bill Jordan and David Blanton. “I began chasing mature bucks in my mid 20s and took my first mature [one] on public ground,” Hale says. “It...


Syracuse Begins Second Year of Deer Management Program

A deer management program for the city of Syracuse, New York, has just begun its second year with the goal of diminishing the impact of deer overpopulation in the area. The large numbers of deer have led to an increase in deer-vehicle accidents, have negatively affected parks, gardens, and the...


Is It Safe to Leave Treestands Out All Year?

In a perfect world, once deer season ends, we’d all go back to our hunting land, pull our treestands, carry them home, and store them in a locked shed where they’ll stay dry and safe until it’s time to hang them again next fall. If you only use two or...


A 26-Point Buck with a Lever-Action Rifle

Doug Hampton, a member of The Rival team, has had a grudge match with one particular buck for the last three years. And that deer recently came to be known as Full Curl. Hampton hunts with friends Jeremy Ward and Scott Sebolt of Fat Racks Outfitters, where he had multiple...


Kansas Man Facing Prison for Poaching 60 Deer, and More Whitetail Headlines

Deer seasons are over, and we’re well into the second month of what looks to be another crazy trip around the sun. What’s going on in the wide world of whitetail news? New regs, postseason analysis, and a big poaching bust in Kansas, for starters. Here’s a roundup of the...


Use Optics to Sneak to Your Stand Undetected

David Blanton doesn't like to walk to his stand by flashlight. Instead, where possible, he likes to glass areas just after daybreak to be sure deer have moved on. Once the coast is clear, he sneaks his way to the stand. ( Don't Miss: Binoculars for Turkey Hunting )


Sleeping in the Blind for a Drop-Tined Hoss

Phillip Vanderpool, co-host of The Virtue, is well-known as a big-buck expert. He's tagged some genuine dandies over the years and last season, he added yet another stud of a buck to the wall. The story behind this deer is even more impressive than the antlers, too. Vanderpool has subleased...


Iowa Muzzleloader Buck has "Ground Growage"

Iowa has long been one of the most coveted nonresident deer hunting destinations. For most, it takes three to four years to draw a bow tag. That’s not the case for late-season muzzleloader tags, though. Forget long waits between Iowa trips. “It’s one of my favorite hunts, and you can...


Cody Kelley's Mississippi Stud

While 2020 does not evoke fond memories for many of us, it was the year of big deer for Small Town Hunting co-host Cody Kelley. He tagged several brutes, including this giant Mississippi whitetail. It all unfolded at the Backwoods Attraction testing grounds in Yazoo County. Kelley and several others...


How Long Should Deer Taxidermy Take?

I was talking to a friend the other day who was grumbling about his taxidermist. “I took him a 10-pointer I shot back in 2018 and he’s still not finished,” Scott said. “Told me I might get him this summer.” Last week a friend texted me a picture of a...


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