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.

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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Tanner’s Take: Did I Over-Hunt This Stand?

Here in Georgia, the 2013 season opens on Saturday. This season marks the second year in a row I’ll get to truly hunt the entire season. Prior to becoming a QDMA employee, my hunting opportunities were severely limited due to work obligations. I would get the chance to hunt maybe one weekend a year, and …

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Know Your Rifle’s Limits

My friend John came to see me one Saturday to show me the gun he had just inherited from his Uncle Joe. It was a nice old Winchester Model 94 chambered for 30-30. John told me his Uncle must have killed 100 deer with that gun, so naturally he was very excited to own it. …

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