What I Learned From Ancient Whitetail Does

It was 1993, and Bill Clinton was sworn in as President. Jurassic Park was released. The premier issue of Quality Whitetails magazine was sent to QDMA members, and a whitetail doe was born in rural Washington County, New York. Though three of these four events likely evoke a memory or have some meaning for you, the last one stands out and …

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VIDEO: “Age This” Live!

“Age This!”, one of the most popular features of QDMA’s Quality Whitetails magazine, has now become a popular, live, interactive event at our annual National Convention. Using remote, hand-held keypads, each audience member participates by estimating the age of bucks in trail-camera photos. Meanwhile, our expert “Age This!” panelists from the magazine are on stage and …

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VIDEO: How to Hog-Proof a Mineral Rock

Feral hogs are destructive invaders that compete with whitetails and other wildlife for food while damaging habitat. They will even wallow in and ruin mineral stations, preventing deer from using them. If it’s legal to provide minerals in your location, and you have problems with feral hogs, the video below shows you how to provide …

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How Do State Wildlife Agencies Estimate Deer Harvest?

Every year we compile deer harvest estimates by state in our Whitetail Report and release them to the hunting public, and every year we receive multiple responses that go something like this: “Those numbers can’t be accurate. I’ve never been asked how many deer I killed.” It’s a common and perennial response, so here’s an explanation …

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7 Ways to Check a Deer Herd’s Health

Quality Deer Management can help you produce healthier deer, more fawns, heavier deer body weights, more mature bucks, more rut activity, larger antlers, and other benefits. To achieve these goals, you need to see where the herd has come from and whether it’s on course to get where you want it to go. Here are …

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