Dec  7, Wide Eight

Greg Boetcher shot this buck on 11/20/2016 in Orleans County… 23 3/8 spread… Green score 138-3/8

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MDC reports nearly 6,500 deer harvested during antlerless portion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 6,491 deer during the antlerless portion of the fall firearms deer season, Dec. 2-4. Top harvest counties were Callaway with 213 deer harvested, Pike with 205, and Osage with 185. MDC reduced the length of […]

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Arrow Grip Adjustment

Arrow shafts can vary in diameter, but the grippers on most quivers are the same. I have found that some of my quivers do not hold the shafts tightly enough, and the arrows slip out or rattle around.

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The Chase Ends for Big City

In autumn 2016, Illinois had been experiencing above-average high temperatures for the last few months. The most recent information I obtained from trail cameras, showed a lot of morning movement when the temperatures were cooler. On Nov. 6, I knew it was that time; I just had that feeling as temperatures were projected to be […]

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Buck Pole Honor Roll 2016-17: Your Best Whitetails

Deer season is here and so is the annual Buck Pole Honor Roll with your smiling faces and whitetails, blacktails and more from across the country! Each year we highlight deer and the hunters who killed them with photos that will be updated all season long. These are from submissions on social media and via email. We’ll […]

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Mobility impaired deer hunts are once again a success

A unique partnership among private landowners, hunt clubs and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) provided individuals who are severely mobility impaired an opportunity to go deer hunting again this year at some of the most well-managed and exclusive private tracts of land in the Upstate. SCDNR handles the publicity, application and notification processes, […]

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Seward girl’s bull elk more than just a state record – Photo

LINCOLN – A bull elk harvested by a Seward girl in September is not only the new non-typical record for Nebraska, it also ranks 16th in the all-time world records maintained by the Boone and Crockett Club. Hannah Helmer’s bull, harvested on the Sept. 24 opener of the elk season in the Hat Creek Unit […]

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Dec  3, 2016 New York Whitetails Page 10

2016 New York Whitetails Page 10 – More 2016 New York State Trophy Whitetails

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The Gracious Life

There are some who believe that animals are gifts to a hunter. In this view the animals freely and willingly give themselves, or are given by God, so a hunter may eat. Continued giving or hunting success is often seen as being dependent upon the hunter’s judicious use of the animal’s meat, hide, bones, and […]

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Top Tips, Strategies for Using Doe Bleats to Kill Bucks

There are many ways to outsmart a whitetail, and I would like to think that I’ve employed most of them over the years. Although I’ve seen some innovative tactics work like charms, I would have never imagined that boredom would lead to three of my most memorable filled tags in 2007. That’s right, it all started […]

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No additional deer test positive for CWD in southeastern Minnesota

No additional deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease from samples collected this fall in southeastern Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Nearly one-third of all deer harvested during southeastern Minnesota’s first firearms deer season and the first three days of the second season were tested for CWD. Only two of the […]

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Deer Hunting Hot Picks: Nock Out Lighted Bowhunting Nocks

Deer & Deer Hunting’s Dan Schmidt takes a closer look at the Nock Out lighted bowhunting nocks from Clean Shot Archery. These nocks immediately become illuminated when you hit the trigger and release your arrow at full draw. They are easy to install on your arrows, which Schmidt shows, and also are quite simple to […]

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Wisconsin’s gun deer hunt sees increase in statewide buck harvest

MADISON – Close to 600,000 deer hunters embraced the excitement of another nine-day gun deer season in Wisconsin, and preliminary numbers show an increase in the buck harvest, especially in the far northern counties. Preliminary Registration Totals Preliminary registration figures indicate a total of 97,892 hunters were successful in their pursuit of a buck, an […]

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Nov 28, 2016 New York Whitetails Page 9

2016 New York Whitetails Page 9 – Lots More 2016 New York Whitetails

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Nov 30, My Wide Eight

8-point buck taken in Andover, NY… Allegany County on November 19, 2016 with 25 inch spread Remington .270 weight:190

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