3 Studies, 3 Strikes for the October Lull

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Do whitetails really go into a movement slump in the pre-rut? If not, what’s behind the “October Lull” phenomenon that many hunters say they witness? QDMA’s Kip Adams tackled these questions in a recent article in Quality Whitetails magazine. He reviewed four studies involving GPS tracking collars placed on bucks, and all four had similar …

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Five Rules for Recovering Liver-Shot Deer

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I settled into my stand with favorable weather conditions and plenty of optimism for an early season September bowhunt in the rolling hills of Eastern Ohio. As the sun dipped below the horizon, I heard a branch crack to the right and behind me. It was a buck sporting a symmetrical 8-point frame, most likely …

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Shooting for a Safe Deer Season

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Opening day for most hunters is right around the corner, and that means deer season preparations are well under way. Some of you have been preparing since last season ended, while others are just getting started. To ensure we’re ready for the big day, we carve out time to shoot our bows and firearms, hang …

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Ask QDMA: How To Hunt a Buck With a Split Home Range

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Grant Kapinus recently contacted us through Ask QDMA with this interesting scenario: “I recently had two very good bucks show up on my trail-cameras. One buck seems to have a relatively small home range of 50 to 60 acres judging from trail-cameras positioned around the 1,000-acre property. The other buck showed up on multiple cameras …

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