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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.

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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Make Time for Outdoor Memories

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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