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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The Decision to Shoot

Why does any given hunter choose to shoot or not shoot any given deer? Certainly our motivations change as we mature, but what drives these decisions at any particular time? Sadly we have a few hunters who love to kill for killing’s sake, and they will shoot whatever, whenever. This is a very small percentage …

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VIDEO: QDMA National Youth Hunt Shooting Tips

Each year, members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, including some of the Army’s top snipers and shooting instructors, help youth hunters at QDMA’s National Youth Hunt with shooting tips. Here’s a short clip showing some of the basic lessons being taught. As you’ll see in the video, all four of the young hunters who are seen working with the Army instructors later made perfect shots on deer (and hogs) during the actual hunt.


How to Find and Keep Hunting Land

One late July afternoon I was driving down the back roads of Monroe County, West Virginia, near my home in southwest Virginia, searching for new places to deer hunt. At the first cattle farm where I stopped, the landowner refused my request, but after the rejection I asked the gentleman if he knew of any …

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