Whitetails are the most studied – and hunted – wildlife species in North America. QDMA helps fund scientific research that can help you be a more effective hunter and deer manager, and we’ll share the latest knowledge with our members.

Now You See Him: 9 Things We Know About Deer Excursions

Nothing about whitetails ever seems routine, does it? Just when you think you’ve got ‘em figured out, they seemingly throw another curve ball in the grand scheme of World Series play we call “hunting.” But that lack of certainty and the challenge that comes with it is a big part of why deer hunting is so …

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What Does a Deer With CWD Look Like?

What does a deer with chronic wasting disease (CWD) look like? Most look as healthy as the buck in the trail-camera photo above. A few days after this photo was taken in November 2012, QDMA member Bob Weiland of Wisconsin killed this buck, and the deer tested positive for CWD. Whitetails carry CWD for an …

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College Football Playoffs of Deer Science

College football games should all be played at night so I can catch them after I’m back in deer camp. Seriously, why must two of our nation’s greatest pastimes – deer hunting and college football – collide like they often do? On Saturday afternoons in fall, I know I can check the score on my …

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Run, Jump and Play: a Look at Deer Agility and Jollity

Faster than a speeding bullet? More powerful than a locomotive? Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? While it may seem to the average deer hunter that whitetails have supernatural abilities akin to our favorite comic book hero, deer do regularly use their speed and agility to navigate dangerous situations; like escaping from …

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