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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.

10 Tips on Asking For Permission to Hunt

Hunter access was identified as one of the largest issues impacting the future of hunting at the 2013 North American Whitetail Summit. East of the Rocky Mountains, most hunting occurs on private land, and this is especially true in states like Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Texas where 97 to 98 percent of the land …

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To Kill Mature Bucks, Reveal the Wind

Wind is the most overlooked detail in hunting mature bucks. I’m not just talking about wind direction, although that’s very important. Wind gets way more complicated than that. The more you know and understand about the wind, and more importantly a whitetail’s nose, the more successful you will be. When I was young I read …

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Improve Your Bow Skills with this Practice Technique

Do you like to bow hunt? Me too. I enjoy everything about archery hunting; the challenge, early seasons, close-range encounters with deer, and the preparation. I believe every hunter should be extremely proficient with the weapon they go afield with, so I shoot my bow a lot. My Big Green Target is full of holes, …

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How to Field-Dress a Deer

Sportsmanship includes the responsible care and use of meat obtained while hunting. An important step toward placing quality venison on your dinner table is proper care of the animal immediately following harvest. To help with that endeavor, here is a step-by-step pictorial guide to field-dressing a white-tailed deer. Some hunters have a meat pole or …

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Know Your Rifle’s Limits

My friend John came to see me one Saturday to show me the gun he had just inherited from his Uncle Joe. It was a nice old Winchester Model 94 chambered for 30-30. John told me his Uncle must have killed 100 deer with that gun, so naturally he was very excited to own it. …

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