How Many Does Should You Harvest? Ask Yourself These 24 Questions.

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Follow Matt on Instagram. Not everyone practicing Quality Deer Management needs to take does. But everyone should ask themselves each year whether or not they need to. There are a number of factors to consider, so QDMA has compiled 24 questions that will help you decide whether to take more, fewer or zero does each …

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The Most Important Buck to Pass is the Easiest to Age

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Aging bucks on the hoof is not simple or foolproof, but I’ve got great news for you. The most important age to protect is the easiest to spot. Aging on the hoof really means determining which bucks you are going to green-light, which depends on your personal age-based goal for buck harvest. So the most …

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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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