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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 soon we will release our new e-book, QDMA’s Guide to Successful Deer Hunting.

Well Done or Frozen Venison Prevents Toxoplasmosis Infection

In the early 1980s, I was one of three South Carolina wildlife biologists who consumed freshly killed venison for dinner following a day of processing several deer. The venison was cooked rare, the way we liked it. Two of us ended up hospitalized for nine days with fevers peaking at 104 degrees daily. Strangely, there …

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Shooting for a Safe Deer Season

Deer hunter practicing treestand safety with an HSS harness and lifeline
Opening day for most hunters is right around the corner, and that means deer season preparations are well under way. Some of you have been preparing since last season ended, while others are just getting started. To ensure we’re ready for the big day, we carve out time to shoot our bows and firearms, hang …

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Don’t Let Mosquitos and Ticks Ruin Your Hunting Season

As deer hunters, we put ourselves at risk every time we hit the woods. I’m not referring to firearms or archery accidents as they are actually quite rare. We stand a much better chance of falling out of a treestand. In fact, research from Wisconsin shows treestand accidents are the largest source of hunting-related injuries …

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Finding and Hunting Public Land Sanctuaries

I would love to own a piece of ground to call my own someday. I think most of us would. But I grew up hunting on public land and have built many fond memories doing so. State forests, wildlife management areas, tax-forfeit properties – I’ve hunted all of them. In fact, even if I got …

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How Long is Venison Safe in Warm Weather?

The doe kicked and ran out of the food plot like a hard-hit deer, hunched with its tail tucked, and I heard loud crashing sounds not far into the thicket. Confident I had venison on the ground within easy reach, I watched the remaining light fade from the woods and waited on my hunting partner …

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