Why I Decided to Hunt My Own Food

It was the morning of my first hunt, and the sound of gobbles cut through the silence. The mix of emotions I felt was a rush. My heart was pounding, and I didn’t seem to notice I was ill equipped for 30-degree weather. Sitting there under a tree half shivering from the cold and half …

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Empty Shelves Full of Opportunity…to Recruit New Hunters

What’s going on in the above photo? Do you see it? I snapped this over the weekend here where I live in upstate New York while trying to get some supplies for the family. It’s pretty blatant, I think. Hidden there behind the obvious, in that dusty little corner, is something every deer hunter should …

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You took these adults on their first deer hunt. Now let’s take more.

If you support QDMA; if you have donated to help us keep Working for Whitetails; if you are a member or a raffle-ticket buyer or in any other way stand behind this organization and our mission, then you need to see the photos of what you accomplished. Below are some of the adults you took …

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Would You Use Your Tag on a Lost Buck?

The 2018-19 hunting season is one I won’t soon forget. It began with a bear hunting trip to Ontario and concluded while hunting whitetails in my home state of Pennsylvania with friends and family. Both experiences were wonderful, and each contained its own share of highlights, laughter, and memories. Sadly, however, neither is the focus …

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Hunt & Gather: Clean Out the Freezer Stew

The other day, I took a tour through our freezer and discovered a quartered gray squirrel from February, turkey wing meat from the fall of 2018 (yikes), and just two packages of roasts among our venison stash. The thought occurred to me that now would be a prime time to ask Elaine to prepare some …

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