Through Quality Deer Management, you can increase the number of adult bucks where you hunt. But older bucks may be more difficult to see and kill unless you use smart hunting strategies.

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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First Deer: Wife & Son Double Up In Same Season

Who says women can’t shoot? Not Brad Hoffman, president of the Owensboro Branch in Kentucky. He is the proud husband of the woman pictured above, Melissa. Like many huntresses, Melissa was not introduced to the outdoors until she and Brad started dating, when she would go to keep her future husband company in the deer …

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Your Story: A Late-Season Surprise

Meet Jason Ashe of Bloomfield, New York, a QDMA member and board member of QDMA’s Greater Rochester Southern Tier Branch in western New York. Jason, how long have you practiced QDM?   I’ve been doing it since 2005 on our 14 acres in Allegany County and on our 125-acre farm in western New York. My father and …

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High Deer Recovery Rates for Fixed-Blade and Mechanical Broadheads

Every year at the Southeast Deer Study Group meeting, a few research presentations stand out from the others and leave the audience murmuring long after the question-and-answer period has been cut off. QDMA member Andy Pedersen gave one such presentation on February 18 when he shared his study of the effectiveness of fixed-blade and mechanical broadheads. …

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Deer Heart on the Menu

As someone who depends on venison for all my wife Elaine’s and my red meat needs for the year, and who tries to annually kill 10 whitetails to fulfill those needs, I regard the consumption of venison as part of a healthy, active lifestyle. My spouse and I also write a venison cooking column forWhitetail …

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