Will Deer Avoid a Hot Pink Stand?

Does color matter when painting your deer stand? That’s the question we asked ourselves during the summer of 2012. We were in the process of repainting a few of our permanent tree stands at Longfork Farms in central Louisiana and were debating which color to use. Then, in a moment of humor, we asked ourselves …

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Tanner’s Take: Did I Over-Hunt This Stand?

Here in Georgia, the 2013 season opens on Saturday. This season marks the second year in a row I’ll get to truly hunt the entire season. Prior to becoming a QDMA employee, my hunting opportunities were severely limited due to work obligations. I would get the chance to hunt maybe one weekend a year, and …

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Know Your Rifle’s Limits

My friend John came to see me one Saturday to show me the gun he had just inherited from his Uncle Joe. It was a nice old Winchester Model 94 chambered for 30-30. John told me his Uncle must have killed 100 deer with that gun, so naturally he was very excited to own it. …

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Stop a Buck in His Tracks: Plant a Buck Rub

During the field trip portion of our Deer Steward class this past May in southeast Iowa, we had the great fortune of visiting one of the personal hunting properties of QDMA Life Members and hunting celebrities Lee and Tiffany Lakosky. The Crush TV stars were gracious enough to lead over 60 QDMA members on a tour …

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Preventing Lyme Disease

Two kinds of venomous snakes dwell in the mountains and valleys of Southwest Virginia where I live and hunt: the Northern copperhead and the much more dangerous timber rattler. I used to say that I had rather be bitten by a Northern copperhead than a tick carrying Lyme disease, but the rattler I thought the …

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