Increasing the numbers of bucks of all ages is a key goal of Quality Deer Management (QDM), which makes age the best criteria for protecting and harvesting bucks. In 2012, QDMA produced Aging and Scoring Bucks on the Hoof as a video guide to help hunters learn the important physical characteristics that indicate age. QDMA’s staff deer biologists spent hours reviewing footage of live whitetails to select numerous examples of bucks of different ages. This footage is combined with descriptions of the characteristics to look for and other tips that will help you gain confidence and skill when estimating the age and score of live bucks. The final portion of the 35-minute DVD includes test sequences that allow you to practice your aging and scoring skills on live bucks.
There are two ways to get your copy of Aging and Scoring Bucks on the Hoof:
1. If you’ve never been a member of QDMA, become a new member today for $30 and receive the DVD as a free gift, part of your Membership Welcome Kit. You get the DVD ($19.95 value) plus a one-year membership, six issues of Quality Whitetails magazine, and other benefits for just $30. Click here to join QDMA now!
2. Purchase the DVD alone for $19.95 through The Shed. Click “Add to Cart” below to proceed to the checkout.