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.

Our 5-Year Goals for Advancing the QDMA Mission

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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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Make Time for Outdoor Memories

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What do Beanie Babies, 8-track tapes and rotary telephones have to do with deer hunting? Not much of anything. What do they have in common? Nobody makes them anymore. Something else we can’t make any more of is our time. We can’t make more time, but we can be more mindful of how we manage …

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The Payoff of Passing Young Bucks

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As the buck edged along the creek, I tried to get a better glimpse of him. I had yet to see his body well enough to put an age on him. He turned toward me, thrashing a small sapling. I decided to call him over for a better look. Five or six years ago, I …

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15 Rewards of Becoming a Deer Hunter

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Growing numbers of Americans today are interested in becoming deer hunters but lack family members or friends who can teach them how. Whether they want to be self-sufficient in providing their own food, more fully enjoy the outdoors, or have other motivations, most of them do not come from traditional hunting backgrounds. Our e-book, QDMA’s Guide to …

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