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.

Wildlife Careers for Deer Hunters

Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Even though those words were spoken over 2,500 years ago, I have found they still hold true today. As someone with a passion for hunting and all things outdoors, I feel very fortunate to have spent …

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The Decision to Shoot

Why does any given hunter choose to shoot or not shoot any given deer? Certainly our motivations change as we mature, but what drives these decisions at any particular time? Sadly we have a few hunters who love to kill for killing’s sake, and they will shoot whatever, whenever. This is a very small percentage …

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VIDEO: QDMA National Youth Hunt Shooting Tips

Each year, members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, including some of the Army’s top snipers and shooting instructors, help youth hunters at QDMA’s National Youth Hunt with shooting tips. Here’s a short clip showing some of the basic lessons being taught. As you’ll see in the video, all four of the young hunters who are seen working with the Army instructors later made perfect shots on deer (and hogs) during the actual hunt.


How to Find and Keep Hunting Land

One late July afternoon I was driving down the back roads of Monroe County, West Virginia, near my home in southwest Virginia, searching for new places to deer hunt. At the first cattle farm where I stopped, the landowner refused my request, but after the rejection I asked the gentleman if he knew of any …

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Hunter Density Across the U.S.

Deer management strategies, techniques and opportunities vary widely across the whitetail’s range. Many variables impact deer management programs including winter severity, annual precipitation, soil quality, available cover types and hunting culture. One additional variable that carries tremendous weight, but is often overlooked, is the amount of hunting pressure in a given area. In general, hunting …

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