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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Bowhunters, Are You Ready?

With archery deer season quickly approaching, there is no better time than now to make sure that both you and your equipment are ready for opening day. Summer is in full swing, which for many of us means archery deer season is just around the corner. Hopefully your bow has been getting a regular workout …

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10 New Findings of Deer Science to Make You a Smarter Hunter

Science-based wildlife management gave us the abundant natural resources we enjoy as hunters today, and it can help ensure we keep them for tomorrow. That’s why QDMA’s new five-year mission goals include increasing our annual expenditures on deer research to help solve problems that whitetails and hunters now face. It’s also why we attend the …

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Try Bow-Range Burning for Archery Attraction

What is “bow-range burning”? It’s part of a concept that is torching a lot of old rules about the use of prescribed fire and shaking things up in the world of deer habitat management. How appropriate that it’s an idea conceived by a man who goes by @DrDisturbance on Twitter. Dr. Marcus Lashley of Mississippi …

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