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.

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

The Payoff of Passing Young Bucks

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 …

Read More

15 Rewards of Becoming a Deer Hunter

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 …

Read More