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 you can also grab a FREE copy of our e-book, QDMA’s Guide to Successful Deer Hunting. Also, be sure to check out our complete Deer Hunting 101 video series on YouTube, beginning with Episode 1 posted below!

The Case For and Against Summer Deer Scouting

For many, summer weekends are spent on family barbecues, swimming, fishing and trips to the mountains or the beach. But for some, summer officially kicks off the countdown to deer season. While whitetail does are busy raising fawns and bucks’ antlers are starting to take form, many deer hunters turn their attention to preparing for …

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10 Essential Tools for Home Deer Processing

There’s a chance COVID-19 could affect this coming hunting season in ways you haven’t thought about yet, like making it tougher to find a meat processor who is accepting deer. Interruptions in the food-supply chain are shifting lots of work to local processors, which is good for them, but it might mean they don’t have …

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Why I Decided to Hunt My Own Food

It was the morning of my first hunt, and the sound of gobbles cut through the silence. The mix of emotions I felt was a rush. My heart was pounding, and I didn’t seem to notice I was ill equipped for 30-degree weather. Sitting there under a tree half shivering from the cold and half …

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Empty Shelves Full of Opportunity…to Recruit New Hunters

What’s going on in the above photo? Do you see it? I snapped this over the weekend here where I live in upstate New York while trying to get some supplies for the family. It’s pretty blatant, I think. Hidden there behind the obvious, in that dusty little corner, is something every deer hunter should …

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You took these adults on their first deer hunt. Now let’s take more.

If you support QDMA; if you have donated to help us keep Working for Whitetails; if you are a member or a raffle-ticket buyer or in any other way stand behind this organization and our mission, then you need to see the photos of what you accomplished. Below are some of the adults you took …

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