Ask QDMA: How to Improve Fawning Habitat

Good fawning cover is critical to keeping a young fawn hidden from predators
Joey Belmont recently contacted us through Ask QDMA with this great question: “I have 100 acres in Alabama and would like to improve my fawning habitat. What provides the best cover for fawns?” Brian Grossman, a wildlife biologist and QDMA’s Communications Manager, supplied an answer for Joey in the video shown below. Brian shares how providing early …

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Feral Hogs Are Spreading, But You Can Help Stop Them

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There’s a wildlife disaster walking your way. Or, instead of walking, it may have wheels under it. I’m talking about feral hogs, and if you don’t have them where you hunt, give it time. Hogs are gradually expanding their range, as you can see in the map above released this summer by the Southeast Cooperative …

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The Deer Steward’s Guide to Herbicide Terms

Herbicides can play a key role in your deer habitat management strategy. Their use can assist with creating and maintaining viable food plots, help control non-native, invasive species, and even control less-desirable brush and trees in your woodlands. But using herbicides can be intimidating. There are hundreds if not thousands of formulations on the market, …

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VIDEO: Better Hunting With Early Successional Cover

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Want more deer to spend time on your hunting area while also moving more in daylight hours? In this video, I share one of the best-kept secrets for making this happen: early successional cover! We talk a lot about timber management, and food plots certainly get lots of press, but providing early successional cover like I …

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A Guide to Planting Pears for Deer

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It doesn’t matter if you grew up chasing whitetails in the North or South, you likely have fond memories of hunting near a stand you called “the old home place.” What is it about long-abandoned home sites that make them so darn attractive to deer and nostalgic to us? In many cases the answer is …

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