Keep Deer Hunting Fun by Keeping It Real

Setting realistic expectations based on your personal experience and circumstances is key to keeping hunting fun and enjoyable. Here are some tips to ensure you are keeping it real this deer season. As communications manager for the Quality Deer Management Association, I spend my fair share of time on social media. More than I care …

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How We Can End Buck-Shaming

Last year was a good hunting season at Grace Acres, my family’s farm in Southeast Georgia where we have practiced Quality Deer Management (QDM) for many years. My brother-in-law Zack Clemons killed his first buck ever on opening weekend of gun season – a 2½-year-old 8-pointer. He said he felt like he’d never seen so …

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The Case For and Against Summer Deer Scouting

For many, summer weekends are spent on family barbecues, swimming, fishing and trips to the mountains or the beach. But for some, summer officially kicks off the countdown to deer season. While whitetail does are busy raising fawns and bucks’ antlers are starting to take form, many deer hunters turn their attention to preparing for …

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10 Essential Tools for Home Deer Processing

There’s a chance COVID-19 could affect this coming hunting season in ways you haven’t thought about yet, like making it tougher to find a meat processor who is accepting deer. Interruptions in the food-supply chain are shifting lots of work to local processors, which is good for them, but it might mean they don’t have …

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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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