Deer Hunting is Essential to My Happiness

“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” George Washington Burnap gets credit for the quote, but I am here to help with the last part. We need all three to ensure happiness, but what really keeps me going is something to hope …

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The Importance of Sharing Venison

Every hunter likely has a friend or family member who is a non-hunter, if not several. You probably avoid hunting-related conversations with some or all of these folks for fear of getting into a debate that may turn sideways. However, sticking our collective heads in the sand and avoiding these types of conversations is the …

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Finding a Place to Deer Hunt

One of QDMA’s new mission goals is to recruit 1 million new hunters over the next five years. It’s an aggressive goal, but one we feel is achievable through our dedicated network of Branches, volunteers and members. One of the challenges these new recruits will face is finding a good place to hunt. Most states …

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To Entice New Hunters, Don’t Overlook This Motivation.

I am a hunter. Before I was old enough to hunt, I longed to be a hunter. My Dad hunted, and I wanted to be just like him. My maternal grandfather hunted. My paternal grandmother hunted. My uncles hunted. My cousins hunted, and all of my friends’ families hunted. Being a hunter was the most …

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