At What Age Can a Fawn Survive Without Its Doe?

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Should I shoot a doe with fawns? Ask QDMAWe are often asked if it’s okay to shoot a doe with fawns. Kip Adams, a wildlife biologist and QDMA’s Director of Education and Outreach, answers that question in this week’s #AskQDMA video. Posted by The Quality Deer Management Association on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 QDMA is …

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7 Sins of Aging Bucks on the Hoof

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When you’re practicing QDM, the most effective way to select bucks for harvest is by setting a minimum age, so throughout its history QDMA has helped hunters learn to estimate the ages of live bucks. The advent of trail-cameras brought this conversation to the forefront of deer hunting, since now we could capture, study and …

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Ask QDMA: When is a Buck Mature Enough to Kill?

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Brian Herring of South Carolina sent in this Ask QDMA query: “When is a buck mature enough to shoot? And, with a lot of it’s-brown-it’s-down hunters nearby, is passing the buck actually worth it? What’s not a trophy to one person could be a giant to another, so do you make them pass on their …

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Which Doe Should You Take?

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The QDMA promotes harvesting an adequate number of does to keep deer populations in balance with available resources like forage and cover. This leads to a discussion of how many does to shoot, since “adequate” could mean a lot, a few, or no does at all, depending on the situation. Once an appropriate doe-harvest goal …

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10 Former Whitetail Hotties That Did Not Age Well

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I hate clickbait headlines as much as you do, but I’m not above using them to get you to read this blog. Don’t worry, I won’t disappoint: I’m definitely going to show you some whitetail bucks that have not aged well, and there’s a serious point to be made with this collection of photos. When …

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