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.

Weird Buck Won’t Shed His Antler

Keith Corley kept his trail-cameras out through winter and spring this year on his East Texas hunting land so he could watch the progress of antler shedding and regrowth while also keeping an eye on feral hog numbers. He ended up witnessing something he never expected to see. One buck in particular held onto his …

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Did This Buck Have a Brain Abscess?

As a graduate student currently studying white-tailed deer at the University of Georgia Deer Lab, I am amazed at how many opportunities I get to learn something new from colleagues, coworkers and friends who are all interested in deer. You may remember from my previous articles that my graduate project involves looking at the effects …

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Can We Prevent EHD?

How to Detect and Report EHD in DeerEHD is already striking. Are you keeping an eye out for deer hit by the virus? Our video explains how to look for an outbreak where you hunt and what to do if you find sick or dead deer. Posted by The Quality Deer Management Association on Tuesday, …

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Where Has That Darn Buck Gone?

As part of a research project funded by the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, Jim Stickles, a graduate student at the University of Georgia Deer Lab, and undergraduates Swanny Evans and Chad Jenkins, captured nine adult bucks, five yearling bucks, nine adult does and two yearling does from properties in Morgan …

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Causes of Early Antler Casting

Every year starting in December, QDMA begins to receive sporadic reports of bucks dropping their antlers earlier than normal. These reports seem to be more common in some years, or more concentrated in specific regions, and sometimes hunting season is still open when these reports occur. It’s unpleasant to think you might mistake an early …

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