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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Momentum Beats Speed for Lethal Arrow Hits

Lethal shots without wounding deer are every ethical hunter’s top priority, and shot placement and an understanding of anatomy are paramount. However, momentum should be the most important part of arrow selection if we want to achieve every ethical bowhunter’s top priority. The archery industry and too many bowhunters have a fascination with the speed …

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Wildlife Careers for Deer Hunters

Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Even though those words were spoken over 2,500 years ago, I have found they still hold true today. As someone with a passion for hunting and all things outdoors, I feel very fortunate to have spent …

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