Your Story: The Miracle Blind!

Meet Michael and Julie Joy of Port Hope, Michigan. They are QDMA members and officers in Michigan’s Thumb Area Branch (Julie is treasurer and Michael is a Branch Board member). How long have you practiced QDM?   Julie: I’ve been a QDMA member since 2011, and until this year I had only harvested does and …

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First Deer: Grandfather Plans Memorable Hunt

“Eric, there’s a deer, and it’s a nice buck,” I said . “See if you can get on it with your scope.” Our Mississippi deer hunt changed drastically in a second as deer hunts often do! Eric Holmes is my 14 year-old grandson, and he lives in Clinton, Mississippi. Eric is a typical young boy …

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Against the Odds in Ontario

On November 10, 2005, a 300-lb., 150-inch whitetail stepped into my life, and it changed me forever. From that point forward I wanted to learn everything I could about how and why that deer was that big. I killed that deer on an 88-acre farm in Ontario, Canada, that was owned by an elderly gentleman …

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Kip’s Korner: Make Deer Hunting Fun for Kids

We hunt for many reasons – to be with family and friends, to spend time with nature, to provide meat for the table, and because it is fun. That last reason should not be overlooked when introducing a new deer hunter to this wonderful pastime, especially when that new hunter is a youth. Families Afield …

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