How Long Did This Doe Survive on Three Legs?

We got our first trail-camera photo of the three-legged doe we ended up calling “Tripod” back in May 2014 on my family’s hunting land in northwest Minnesota. I knew deer were tough, but how long could one really survive on three legs? Tripod would end up providing an answer. Deer can lose legs from a …

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CWD Roundup – March 2021

CWD Roundup is the National Deer Association’s (NDA) bi-monthly update on all things chronic wasting disease (CWD). We’ll provide the latest updates on CWD spread, research and policy from across North America. Updates are provided alphabetically by state and province. Arkansas In mid-February, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) unanimously approved an update to …

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4 Lessons About Antlers and Deer Age from a Simple Chart

It’s difficult to overstate the value of this chart for anyone trying to improve their deer hunting. It was produced by New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for their annual deer harvest summary, and it shows gross antler score by age for nearly 3,000 bucks killed by New York hunters from 2015 to 2017, …

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The Strange Story Behind Finland’s White-tailed Deer

Being an avid hunter with an interest in both fowl and four-legged game, both large and small, I’ve enjoyed following the NDA through the years. Living and mainly hunting in Finland, it strikes me that I’ve never come across articles about whitetail populations outside North America. White-tailed deer have been exported to several locations through …

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