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Alabama Rut Kicking, Police Dog Saves Deer Hunter from Icy River, and More Deer Hunting News

West Virginia Buck Harvest Up 18% Hunters in West Virginia killed 49,662 bucks during the firearms season that ran Nov. 21 to Dec. 4, 2022. That’s an 18% increase as compared to 2021. While the deer kill was up across the state, the largest increases were reported in West Virginia’s...


Watch Live Cam of Maine Deer Pantry

Viewers can watch up to 100 deer at a time gather to feed when they check out the live video footage of Maine's Brownville Food Pantry For Deer . The pantry provides up to 600 pounds per day of native oats to help sustain the wild white-tailed deer population through...


Why Are Some Bucks Shedding Antlers Early?

Each year, bucks grow new antlers in spring and summer, carry them for most of fall and winter, and then shed them toward the end of the colder months. That process happens annually for normal, healthy bucks. However, this year, there are many reports of bucks shedding antlers earlier than...


20 Photos That Show Just How Tough Whitetails Are

It’s no secret that whitetails are incredibly tough animals. Their will to survive is beyond anything in the big-game category, and their ability to overcome serious harm is impressive. Although we don’t celebrate or take joy from seeing deer in pain, check out these trail camera photos that show just...


CWD Research and Management Act Passes

Hunting and conservation organizations are cheering the recent passage of the Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act . Introduced by Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Sens. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM), the Act will support state and federal management efforts and research...


Ancient Buck Had Rare Third Antler

Jason Morton spotted the buck and knew right away the animal was old. The deer was a bag of bones and walked stiffly with a slow, hip-swaying gait. The 7-point antlers were on the heavy side but stubby and going downhill from what the rack must have been a few...


Alabama’s Mysterious Big-Nose Deer

Something about the 8-pointer looked weird. He was skinny and scuffed up, but that was not unusual during the peak rut. Johnny Sorensen tipped his can call, and the odd-looking deer made a beeline for the doe bleats. Johnny pulled the trigger and buck went down in a heap. The...


Tips for Identifying the Animal Behind the Pair of Glowing Eyes in the Darkness

You’re walking to your stand in the darkness and the light from your headlamp reflects from a pair of glowing eyes in the distance. Is it a bear, a mountain lion, or some other predator that may want to eat you? Or do the eyes simply belong to a deer...


3 Ways to Kill a Buck in the Last Weeks of Season

If you’re reading this blog, you’re either lucky (you shot a buck earlier in the season and you’ve got another tag burning your pocket) or you’re on a major downer (you haven’t gotten your buck yet and your buddies are riding you about it). Either way, we’re here with three...


Minnesota Firefighters Rescue Massive Buck From Frozen River

A group of volunteer firefighters came to the aid of a huge buck that’d fallen through an ice-covered river in Minnesota. According to Fox News , the buck was located around 8 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2022, in the Red Lake River in Thief River Falls. Fire Chief Rick...


The Mid-Gun-Season Blues: When Times Get Tough

After the barrage of cannon fire you heard opening week, do any big bucks still roam the timber? You start to wonder. But remember, an old hip-swaying, big-racked whitetail is the ultimate survivor. Hunting one is never easy, especially during the middle of gun season. But hang in there, and...


A Vaccine to Prevent Lyme Disease Is in Its Final Trial

Outdoors enthusiasts may have a new weapon against Lyme disease in the near future if a new vaccine to prevent the often-debilitating disease performs well in a final-phase trial. According to NPR.org , if the phase three study is a success and it gains regulators' approval, the vaccine would become...


Tricks for Finding Lost Hunting Arrows

KKTV in Colorado reported that a bow hunter had to be airlifted out of the wilderness near Steamboat Springs after he was impaled by an arrow and broadhead apparently fired and lost by another hunter earlier this season. Routt County Search and Rescue said the hunter accidently walked into the...


Alabama Teen Kills Red Stag in Grandfather's Goat Pasture

An Alabama teen who’d never shot a deer before managed to take one down that numbers of seasoned hunters had been pursuing for months. The big deer, weighing more than a whopping 300 pounds, was actually a red stag, which is not native to North America. Although Coye Potts, 16,...


20 Weird and Funny Treestand Names and Their Stories

Hunters who share access and hunt together tend to name treestands and blinds. It’s fun and necessary, especially when trying to identify where someone is going for the day. So, if you’re slapping a handle on a spot, why not make it creative, funny or even weird? Here are 20...


Social Media Helps Officers Locate Trophy Buck Stolen from Teen

A thief stole a 15-year-old boy’s buck of a lifetime just minutes after the deer was shot. According to Chanel 3000 , Garrett Diehm shot the big deer in Columbia County, Wisconsin, on opening weekend of the nine-day gun deer hunting season. Diehm’s mother, Sarah, said when her son and...


Realtree, Santa Claus Ink Pro Staff Deal, Realtree Becomes Official Camo of Christmas

Today, Realtree formally announced a pro staff deal with Santa Claus, including terms to become the Official Camo of Christmas. Santa will be wearing a variety of suits this holiday season, including ones in Realtree EDGE, Timber, and the all-new MAX-7 pattern. As the holiday season approaches, Santa and his...


Should You Join a Hunting Club Next Season?

The hunting club lifestyle has a great following in America, but it’s especially common in the Southeast. From Texas to South Carolina, Kentucky to Florida, hunt clubs are the norm. But for those who’ve never been a part of one, and those considering joining, it can seem a mystery. Is...


Taxidermist Discovers Third Eye When Preparing Deer for European Mount

Taxidermists occasionally come across some strange anomalies when they’re processing deer. Old healed wounds, abscesses, and weird antlers are not all that uncommon. But the folks at Double Nickle Taxidermy in New Braunfels, Texas, say they’ve never seen anything like the three-eyed deer that was brought in earlier this month...


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20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You

I’m not saying your granddaddy isn't a good deer hunter. Chances are he’s killed more bucks with his open-sighted, lever-action .30-30 than all the local youngins hollerin’ “Smoked him,” “Pole-axed that joker,” or my personal (least) favorite, “Just gave that ol’ slob a dirt nap” combined. And he'll shame a...


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