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2019 Whitetail Report: Where Most Non-Resident Deer Hunters Are Going Now

For those who aren’t aware, license sales foot (most of) the bill for conservation. A host of other things such as excise taxes and grants help fund it, too. But, by in large, it’s the direct sale of licenses, tags and other state-required documentation that keeps the lights on for...


2019 Whitetail Report: New Deer-Related Automobile Accident Trends

Busted bumpers. Bashed grills. Scratches. Dents. All-out totaled cars. Safe bet — deer and highways don’t mix. It’s become enough of a problem that the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) made note of it in their 2019 Whitetail Report . “We compared the number of accidents in the most recent...


2019 Whitetail Report: What Fawn Recruitment Rates Look Like Today

I remember when every doe I saw had two (sometimes three) fawns — even into fall and winter. Today, that’s a rare sight for most hunters. In fact, in some states, it’s more common to see a doe without a fawn than with one. That’s a scary truth that is...


2019 Whitetail Report: Laws on Deer Tracking Dogs by State

Deer hunting is filled with highs and lows. The highs are great. But the lows really aren’t. One such low is when you shoot a deer and can’t find it. Hours of searching. Acres of land combed and grid-searched. It can be all for not if you don’t (or can’t)...


2019 Whitetail Report: Where Deer Urine Is and Isn’t Banned

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has affected many things — including the usage of natural deer urine and scents. Today, many states are outlawing the use of it, and are requiring hunters to use synthetic versions of the vastly popular hunting tool. The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) reported on these...


2019 Whitetail Report: Deer Disease Updates

The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) constantly fights for the conservation and preservation of deer and deer hunting. Part of that fight is the warfront on disease. This was shared in their 2019 Whitetail Report . CWD is caused by an abnormal protein referred to as a prion. Prions are...


Whitetail TV: The Heavy 10-Pointer

Ryan and Jordan Matzke coordinate their vacations and spend it on the home farm in Illinois during the peak of the rut. They hunt for 10 days straight. Jordan gets his opportunity before the archery season closes. Then, his brother Ryan takes it down to the last day of the...


Melissa Bachman Misses and Then Arrows a Giant Deer

Hunting in South Dakota, Melissa Bachman misses a giant deer. But, due to high winds and a wound-up buck, she gets a second chance. Check out what she does with it. Don't Miss: 12 Unethical Shots You Shouldn’t Take on Deer Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how...


"Crooked-Head Deer" Defies Odds for Survival

Deer are tough. We don't have to tell you that. As you know, they can survive and thrive even after suffering the most heinous of injuries. Take this doe for example. Kathryn Guevarra, the Idaho woman who filmed the unusual deer, says she first noticed the disfigured doe in the...


2019 Whitetail Report: The States Tagging the Youngest and Oldest Bucks

The age structure of the buck harvest is a statistic the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) has been tracking for quite some time. Its interests in quality deer management has helped bring awareness to responsible harvest of whitetails across the continent. Luckily, thanks to their annual Whitetail Report , we...


2019 Whitetail Report: New Antlered Buck Harvest Statistics

The ideologies and practices of whitetail management have shifted throughout history. We’ve come a long way from the days in the 1800s and early 1900s when everything that hit the crosshairs hit the ground. Today, deer enthusiasts are managing whitetails more responsibly. Knowing when and when not to remove does...


Whitetail TV: A Tough Hunt and Huge Archery Buck

Phillip Culpepper patiently waited five years to draw a coveted Iowa archery tag. He arrived on November 1 for a week-long hunt with the guys of Midwest Whitetail in southern Iowa. It doesn't take long for the reputation of an Iowa rut hunt to prove itself. As the rut progresses...


Bill Jordan Takes Giant Buck Over a Rub

Bill Jordan, the founder of Realtree camo, was hunting on Realtree Farms in Harris County, Georgia, when a great buck hit his radar. He patterned the big southern whitetail with his Spartan cameras along a creek bottom. Finding a big rub left behind by the deer, Bill hung a treestand...


David Blanton Takes Massive Buck at Close Range with a Bow

Hunting near Abilene, Texas, David Blanton is in the blind with his Bear bow in search of a big southern buck. Watch this hunt and follow along as a giant buck with character comes strolling into Blanton's setup. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you...


Whitetail TV: A Big Buck Double in Oklahoma

This week, we head back to Oklahoma to get the full story of a buck Kyle Barefield calls "Terminator." After multiple encounters, Kyle adjusts his strategy and takes it down to the last day of the muzzleloader season before he closes the book on an old target buck. From there,...


Watch Firemen Rescue Deer Hanging From Wall

Firemen have been known to rescue an occasional cat from a tree, but they will also come to the aid of other animals, even wildlife when needed. One California deer was saved from a precarious situation thanks to firemen who answered the plea of a woman who discovered the deer...


What to Know About the Deer Hunter

In a world where man is not on a playing field with the next fellow man, the outdoors brings balance. The outdoors brings perspective. The outdoors gives life to all who choose to participate in the life-giving heritage that follows it. And that’s where you’ll find the white-tailed deer. The...


10 Best Times to Deer Hunt

Deer hunting is a game of odds. It’s also a game of decisions. Knowing when to hunt, when not to, and when the conditions are best for you is all part of the process. In my book, there are 10 times, conditions, or situations when odds become more favorable for...


How to Pack Hunting Gear on Long Walks to the Treestand

Hunting gear, it can be flat out addicting for guys and gals like you and me. We love testing out the new gadgets that hit the market — especially the ones that have promise to actually work or do something for us. But taking a garage full of hunting toys...


A Big Mule Deer and a 7-Year Itch

Seven years. That’s how long it took to draw the tag "Canada in the Rough’s" Paul Beasley needed to hunt this huge velvet mule deer. Once dating begins, most people don’t even wait that long to find the perfect wife. Beasley waited that long for the perfect deer. Needless to...


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