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.

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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Are You an Average Hunter?

For you older hunters, Webster’s defines average as, “A typical or usual level, degree or kind.” For you younger hunters, Wikipedia defines average as, “A measure of the middle or typical value of a data set.” So, as you read this, would you consider yourself an average hunter? Many would be offended if considered average, …

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Stay Warm in the Stand, Stay in the Game

Hunting is unpredictable, but that’s what we love about it. You can go from being bummed and not seeing a thing one minute, to harvesting your biggest buck ever the next! Unfortunately, weather can be just as unpredictable, and sometimes half the challenge is just being able to stay out in the field. As a …

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