3 Boomerang Bucks That Went Non-Typical and Back Again

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Follow Matt on Instagram. White-tailed deer antlers are amazing appendages, aren’t they? Through the centuries, they’ve adorned walls of caves, huts, barns, camps and literally millions of homes across North America. Their mystique fills the minds of countless hunters every year. They’re also commonly used as a reasoning to kill. I’ll explain. Sure, most hunters …

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Minerals for Whitetails

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When spring rolls around, hunters everywhere gear up to begin establishing or “recharging” the mineral sites on their hunting properties. They know that deer typically begin using supplemental minerals around spring green-up and continue until early fall. Surely, the knee-deep depressions in the soil caused by repeated years of mineral supplementation are evidence of deer …

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Someone Tossed a Bottle in the Woods and Killed a Nice Buck

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Twitter: @LindsayThomasJr Instagram: @lindsay_thomas_jr I despise a litterbug. As a hunter and fisherman who enjoys clean water and clean forests, few things aggravate me more than physical evidence that someone was here before me and treated the land with disrespect. Litter also has a real impact on people and wildlife. When my children and I …

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At What Age Can a Fawn Survive Without Its Doe?

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Should I shoot a doe with fawns? Ask QDMAWe are often asked if it’s okay to shoot a doe with fawns. Kip Adams, a wildlife biologist and QDMA’s Director of Education and Outreach, answers that question in this week’s #AskQDMA video. Posted by The Quality Deer Management Association on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 QDMA is …

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7 Sins of Aging Bucks on the Hoof

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When you’re practicing QDM, the most effective way to select bucks for harvest is by setting a minimum age, so throughout its history QDMA has helped hunters learn to estimate the ages of live bucks. The advent of trail-cameras brought this conversation to the forefront of deer hunting, since now we could capture, study and …

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