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.

Your Story: The Miracle Blind!

Meet Michael and Julie Joy of Port Hope, Michigan. They are QDMA members and officers in Michigan’s Thumb Area Branch (Julie is treasurer and Michael is a Branch Board member). How long have you practiced QDM?   Julie: I’ve been a QDMA member since 2011, and until this year I had only harvested does and …

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First Deer: Grandfather Plans Memorable Hunt

“Eric, there’s a deer, and it’s a nice buck,” I said . “See if you can get on it with your scope.” Our Mississippi deer hunt changed drastically in a second as deer hunts often do! Eric Holmes is my 14 year-old grandson, and he lives in Clinton, Mississippi. Eric is a typical young boy …

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Against the Odds in Ontario

On November 10, 2005, a 300-lb., 150-inch whitetail stepped into my life, and it changed me forever. From that point forward I wanted to learn everything I could about how and why that deer was that big. I killed that deer on an 88-acre farm in Ontario, Canada, that was owned by an elderly gentleman …

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Kip’s Korner: Make Deer Hunting Fun for Kids

We hunt for many reasons – to be with family and friends, to spend time with nature, to provide meat for the table, and because it is fun. That last reason should not be overlooked when introducing a new deer hunter to this wonderful pastime, especially when that new hunter is a youth. Families Afield …

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