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.

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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7 Ways to Start Young Bowhunters Right

Recently, bowhunter Mandy Hulett asked me if her young son Evan’s archery equipment was adequate for killing deer. She lives in a state where there is no minimum age limit for hunting, so it falls on the parents to decide when their children are ready to hunt. Most states have minimum bow draw-weights for deer …

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QDMA’s Guide to the Whitetail Rut

The whitetail rut is the most exciting time of the season for deer hunters, and it’s also a time when QDMA receives a lot of questions about this important season in the whitetail’s year. Many of the answers are found here on, and we’ve compiled this guide to help you find them quickly. Simply …

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