U.S. Hunters Take More Mature Bucks Than Yearlings for Second Year in a Row

ATHENS, GA (January 23, 2017) – U.S. whitetail hunters took more mature bucks than 1½-year-old or “yearling” bucks for the second consecutive year – and the second year ever in modern history – according to data compiled by the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) for its 2017 Whitetail Report, now available online. In the 2015-16 …

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Registration Open for QDMA’s 2017 Deer Steward Courses

Deer Steward field trip to Heartland Bowhunter property
Registration has opened for QDMA’s 2017 Deer Steward courses, which will include a Level I offering in Missouri and Level II courses in Arkansas and Michigan.  QDMA’s Deer Steward certification program is in its eleventh year of in-person courses. Registrants also have the option to take the first level online.  If you’re looking for the …

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QDMA Seeks Regional Director for Michigan, Indiana and Western Ohio

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QDMA is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Regional Director covering the states of Michigan, Indiana and western Ohio.  QDMA’s Regional Directors work closely with QDMA Branches to plan, organize, and conduct successful fundraising and educational events; increase the number of QDMA members and Branches in their regions; and promote QDMA programs and facilitate involvement …

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QDMA Presents the “State of the Whitetail” at 2017 ATA Trade Show

QDMA will present the “State of the Whitetail” report at the 2017 Archery Trade Association (ATA) Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kip Adams, QDMA’s Director of Education & Outreach, will lead the presentation on Thursday, January 12 in ATA’s Academy Seminars.  The State of the Whitetail is based on QDMA’s 2017 Whitetail Report, an annual …

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“Field to Fork” Helps Locavores Become Hunters

When I ask people why they choose to pursue deer each fall, there are always a variety of replies. Some even struggle with the answer because hunting has become so ingrained in their lifestyle. However, a common theme across responses is “for the meat.” When it comes to speaking with those outside the hunting community, …

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