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.

Find Next Season’s Buck Now

Few things are more depressing to a die-hard deer hunter than watching the sun set on the last day of deer season. Regardless of how good or bad the season was, you always wish for one more opportunity to sit in the stand. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and once you’ve accepted the …

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My Favorite Bucks Aren’t My Biggest

All hunters treasure a large-racked, mature buck, and record numbers of bucks in this age and antler class are being shot each year. That is great for hunters and the future of hunting. Every hunter who shoots a big buck should be extremely proud of his or her effort, especially when it’s the biggest buck …

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The Most Memorable Hunts

The warm Georgia sun was quickly fading behind the loblolly pines and, with it, any hope I had of Sarah getting a shot at her first deer. It was the last evening of the 2015 QDMA National Youth Hunt, and I had been assigned to guide a 12-year-old girl who had never killed a deer. …

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10 Tips for Rattling More Bucks

It’s November, and over the next few weeks millions of deer hunters will be hitting the woods in hopes of taking home a giant. Many will attempt rattling but will fail to see any response except squirrels scattering and chattering at the imaginary buck fight from 15 feet up — leading them to think, “Why …

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Does Logging or Habitat Work Push Deer Away?

If you lease hunting land, few sights are more disheartening than the appearance of skidders, log loaders and logging trucks, especially just before or during hunting season. If you own your hunting land, you are the one who calls in the skidders, log loaders and logging trucks when you harvest timber. But many hunting landowners …

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