APRs: Why Do So Many Michigan Hunters Like Them?

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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Kip’s Korner: Coyote Impacts & Trapping

Predators are a hot topic for deer hunters and managers throughout much of the whitetail’s range. Black bears, wolves and bobcats each take their share of deer, but coyotes are receiving the lion’s share of attention. Several recent research projects in the southeastern U.S. have shown significant impacts on fawn survival and recruitment rates (see …

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Can We Prevent EHD?

How to Detect and Report EHD in DeerEHD is already striking. Are you keeping an eye out for deer hit by the virus? Our video explains how to look for an outbreak where you hunt and what to do if you find sick or dead deer. Posted by The Quality Deer Management Association on Tuesday, …

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QDMA’s Position on Mandatory Antler Restrictions

Some hunters love them, others hate them, but you can rest assured all have an opinion of them – we’re talking about mandatory antler restrictions. Antler restrictions do not equal “Quality Deer Management.” Rather, antler restrictions are a strategy to protect a specific age class (generally 1½-year-old bucks) or classes of bucks, and protecting young …

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Fawn Survival Research: The Home Stretch

My summer of researching fawn survival is coming to a close, and I am already thinking back on some of the more lasting memories from my time in the field – like the morning I was walking through some very thick blackberry bushes and tall ragweed, looking for a fawn at a birth site. It’s …

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