Founded in 1988, the QDMA has more than 60,000 members in all 50 states and several foreign countries. Since the beginning, QDMA has worked to educate its members and all deer hunters about the benefits of the Quality Deer Management (QDM) philosophy. This effort – aided by the support of numerous member-volunteers, corporate sponsors, and other QDM advocates – has rapidly increased awareness and implementation of QDM throughout North America, resulting in healthier, more balanced deer populations and more rewarding hunting experiences.
As it grew in membership and influence, QDMA also began working to secure a sustainable future for wild white-tailed deer through practical research and by advocating for wise policy and regulation that will protect our hunting heritage. Additionally, QDMA works to attract, assist, educate and guide young and new hunters to ensure they become tomorrow’s stewards of whitetails and all wildlife.
- Safe and ethical hunting.
- Adherence to wildlife and trespass laws.
- Appropriate harvests of adult does where needed.
- Education of hunters and non-hunters toward a better understanding of wildlife management.
- Hunter involvement in education and management.
- Cooperation with wildlife biologists and enforcement officers.
- Restraint in harvesting young bucks.
- Stewardship and appreciation of all wildlife.
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QDMA Financials & Policies
QDMA's National Headquarters are located near Athens, Georgia. We welcome all deer hunters to visit and learn more about better deer and better deer hunting.
Mission & History
QDMA works to ensure the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage.
Our Staff & Leadership
Like you, we are passionate about deer hunting. Contact our staff today for assistance, to learn more about the benefits of QDMA membership, or just to talk deer hunting!
What We Do
QDMA is a non-profit wildlife conservation organization that teaches hunters how to achieve better deer and better deer hunting. QDMA accomplishes its mission by focusing efforts in five key areas.
QDMA is the only organization that annually gathers whitetail harvest data from every state and province then compiles, compares, analyzes and shares the information with deer hunters.
Quality Whitetails is the only deer hunting magazine that focuses on QDM techniques, including food plots, habitat improvement, herd management, herd data collection, and many more.