Great Hunting Starts Here!

Want to become a deer hunter? QDMA is committed to helping you, or people you know, get started. You’ll find plenty of information here, and soon we will release our new e-book, QDMA’s Guide to Successful Deer Hunting.

9 Ways to Conceal Movement While Hunting

New research out of the University of Georgia Deer Lab is providing unique insight into the rate at which white-tailed deer process visual images and how they perceive their environment. It appears that deer actually receive visual information at a much faster rate than we do, making them more sensitive to movement. Any movement to them …

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A Surefire Recipe for Buck Tag Soup

I found myself on a frosty January evening with a bowl of “buck tag soup.” You see, where I live, your hunting skill is judged by your ability to fill your buck tag – or so it seems. Some years no matter how hard you try, it just doesn’t come together. Like many soups, the ingredients …

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Stop Making Excuses. Go Meet Your Deer-Hunting Neighbors.

The man who lived across the road from Ryan Furrer’s hunting land was also a hunter. Ryan knew that much because he could see deer stands on his neighbor’s Pennsylvania farm. Ryan thought about going over to introduce himself to his neighbor, establish a connection, and maybe ask if the neighbor had any interest in a neighborhood …

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Our 5-Year Goals for Advancing the QDMA Mission

When Joe Hamilton founded the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) in 1988, the deer world was very different than it is today. Trail-cameras, commercial food plot blends, and even modern camouflage were just arriving on the scene. Little did Joe know then the profound impact QDMA would have on whitetails and hunting over the ensuing …

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Grilled Venison Backstrap with Chimichurri

Venison Backstrap Trim all silverskin and fat. Season liberally with Montreal Steak Seasoning or simply salt and pepper. Grill on a hot grill to desired temperature. Let rest while covered for 7-10 minutes and slice thin. Note: Venison is best rare to medium rare due to the lack of fat. Freezing and thawing your venison …

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