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.

Five Rules for Recovering Liver-Shot Deer

I settled into my stand with favorable weather conditions and plenty of optimism for an early season September bowhunt in the rolling hills of Eastern Ohio. As the sun dipped below the horizon, I heard a branch crack to the right and behind me. It was a buck sporting a symmetrical 8-point frame, most likely …

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Shooting for a Safe Deer Season

Deer hunter practicing treestand safety with an HSS harness and lifeline
Opening day for most hunters is right around the corner, and that means deer season preparations are well under way. Some of you have been preparing since last season ended, while others are just getting started. To ensure we’re ready for the big day, we carve out time to shoot our bows and firearms, hang …

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Ask QDMA: How To Hunt a Buck With a Split Home Range

Grant Kapinus recently contacted us through Ask QDMA with this interesting scenario: “I recently had two very good bucks show up on my trail-cameras. One buck seems to have a relatively small home range of 50 to 60 acres judging from trail-cameras positioned around the 1,000-acre property. The other buck showed up on multiple cameras …

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Hunt Whitetails on Work Days

As an avid deer hunter who spends the majority of my time on public land, I am always looking for those little nuggets of deer-hunting wisdom to help give me the edge when it comes to shooting a mature buck. While recently attending the Southeast Deer Study Group meeting in Concord, North Carolina, I came …

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4 Ways to Ensure the Future of Deer Hunting

As a passionate deer hunter, I fear there will come a day when my children or future grandchildren won’t have the opportunity to enjoy pursuing white-tailed deer the way I do. It seems with each passing year, a little more of our hunting heritage gets chipped away. If that day does come, however, it won’t …

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