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.

Improve Your Bow Skills with this Practice Technique

Do you like to bow hunt? Me too. I enjoy everything about archery hunting; the challenge, early seasons, close-range encounters with deer, and the preparation. I believe every hunter should be extremely proficient with the weapon they go afield with, so I shoot my bow a lot. My Big Green Target is full of holes, …

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Is the “Lockdown Phase” a Myth?

Some hunters believe they witness an “October Lull” or a peak-rut “Lockdown Phase,” when mature bucks suddenly stop moving or hole-up with an estrus doe. Researcher Andy Olson did not see evidence of either in the movements of three mature Pennsylvania bucks wearing GPS tracking collars. “We had fine-scale movement data for these three bucks …

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Hunt Does to Hone Your Bow Skills

If there’s one thing the hunting industry pushes, it’s trophy bucks, trophy bucks, TROPHY BUCKS. I was caught up in this mindset when I first started hunting. As soon as I had a successful first bowhunting season, I determined I didn’t want to shoot anything unless it was a “wallhanger,” and I was going to …

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Preserve an Unforgettable Hunt With a Great Photo

Through QDM, deer hunters all across the country can feel a tremendous amount of pride in assuming responsibility for the betterment of the whitetail. We invest a lot of time and energy into growing, holding, protecting and then hunting whitetails, which can lead to certain emotional aspects of QDM. Specifically, I’m referring to the humility, …

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Will Deer Avoid a Hot Pink Stand?

Does color matter when painting your deer stand? That’s the question we asked ourselves during the summer of 2012. We were in the process of repainting a few of our permanent tree stands at Longfork Farms in central Louisiana and were debating which color to use. Then, in a moment of humor, we asked ourselves …

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