Will the Rut Be Early This Year?

Every year about this time, questions and concerns about the rut start popping up on social media. “Will the rut be early this year?” “Think this cold snap will get the deer rutting?” “I hope this warm spell doesn’t shut the rut down.” “Are we going to have another trickle rut this year?” It’s understandable …

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The Why and How of Mock Scrapes

Virtually every hunter I know gets excited when they see a big, active scrape. There’s just something mysterious about them that intrigues us and gets our hearts pumping a little faster. We know when we start seeing those scrapes that the most exciting part of the season is just around the corner. My love affair …

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The 3 Biggest Obstacles to Early-Season Deer Hunting

Unbelievable, but it’s here. Deer season is actually here!  Well, despite the fact it’s 86 degrees outside as I write this and my calendar says the current month starts with the letter “S”, my email inbox and the world of social media says it’s here. Sure enough, velvet whitetails are dropping in states like Tennessee, …

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Don’t Make These Rookie Deer Hunting Mistakes

Learning to deer hunt can be challenging. While there are lots of great resources available, such as QDMA’s Guide to Successful Deer Hunting ebook, there is no replacement for experience in the field. Having a good mentor really shortens the learning curve, and that’s one reason QDMA places such a high importance on being a mentor …

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