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.

The Magic & Myths of Fawns

I always look forward to seeing the first newborn fawn of the year. Without fail, social media will begin to fill with pictures of these beautiful, wobbly-legged creatures, and understandably so. Very few things in nature are as beautiful as a newborn fawn in a lush, green field. But these photos are often accompanied by …

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Kip’s Korner: Antler Facts

It was late March in northern Pennsylvania before the snow had finally receded enough to let me get in the shed hunting game. My kids and I went for the first time on March 25. The first food plot we checked was 90 percent covered in snow, but the second, third and fourth plots were mostly snow …

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EHD and CWD: What’s the Difference?

The two most significant diseases affecting whitetails today are hemorrhagic disease (EHD and bluetongue) and chronic wasting disease (CWD). Many people confuse the two. Here’s a quick guide to the major differences between EHD and CWD. And be sure to learn the 10 reasons you don’t want CWD in your woods.

10 Reasons You Don’t Want CWD in Your Woods

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a serious threat to the future of deer hunting. Yet, there are many hunters who don’t understand or appreciate the threat, who feel it is not something they have to worry about because it is far away from their woods, or who confuse it with other diseases. That’s why it’s …

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Is Late Rutting Activity an Indicator of Problems?

I have been asked many times about rutting activity during December and January and whether this signals a problem. Rubs, scrapes and chasing behavior during December and January are common sights to deer hunters and managers in the South. Deer in southern latitudes are afforded the luxury of breeding during several months, even though this can …

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