Avoid the Deer-Hunting Toilet

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It’s going to happen in every hunting club, QDM Cooperative, or any other group that hunts deer together: Someone is going to shoot a deer the other hunters didn’t want shot. It might be a button buck. It might be that yearling with 8 or more points that is going to be great one day …

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Coyote Control: When Is It The Right Option?

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Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from a longer article that was first seen by QDMA members in Quality Whitetails magazine. To start receiving our magazine, become a member of QDMA today. On a crisp, clear November night at deer camp, the conversation around the campfire subsides for a moment as you add another log …

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How to Provide Emergency Winter Deer Food

The 30 most critical days for winter deer survival have a name, and it is March. Deer have a limited supply of fat reserves to carry them through winter. In fact, research at the University of New Hampshire showed that a healthy doe begins winter with a 90-day fat supply. This ticking clock begins winding …

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Will He Be a Good One Next Year?

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Every buck’s path in life is unique, and so is every buck’s antler growth progression. Ups and downs come with external factors like drought (or, conversely, abundant rain), poor mast crops (or heavy ones), severe winters (or mild ones), injuries (or the lack of), and disease (or good health). In the middle of his life …

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APRs: Why Do So Many Michigan Hunters Like Them?

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Editor’s Note: Hunters in Michigan and other states are currently debating the pros and cons of mandatory antler point restrictions (APRs). QDMA, as a national organization, does not propose or promote APRs, though if asked to review them we will support specific APRs if they meet a three-part test. Some opponents of APRs in Michigan have …

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