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!

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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Would You Use Your Tag on a Lost Buck?

The 2018-19 hunting season is one I won’t soon forget. It began with a bear hunting trip to Ontario and concluded while hunting whitetails in my home state of Pennsylvania with friends and family. Both experiences were wonderful, and each contained its own share of highlights, laughter, and memories. Sadly, however, neither is the focus …

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Hunt & Gather: Clean Out the Freezer Stew

The other day, I took a tour through our freezer and discovered a quartered gray squirrel from February, turkey wing meat from the fall of 2018 (yikes), and just two packages of roasts among our venison stash. The thought occurred to me that now would be a prime time to ask Elaine to prepare some …

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Hunt & Gather: Venison Burger with Wild Watercress Potatoes and Dandelion Salad

In mid-to-late winter and early spring on the 38 acres Elaine and I live on, I perform many of the typical tasks QDMA members do: look for sheds of the never-seen buck that made all those huge rubs, conduct various timber stand improvement (TSI) tasks, cut firewood, and do something atypical – gather two wild …

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Oh Snap! Which Parts of Deer Antlers Break Most Often?

There are few, if any, wild game animals we know so much about as the white-tailed deer – that’s what makes it surprising when new information comes to light about this species with which we are fascinated. A large sample of shed antlers collected from my research site in south-central Alabama provided a great opportunity …

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