Buck Harvest Up, Doe Harvest Down – Whitetail Report 2019

ATHENS, GA (January 16, 2019) – The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) today released its 11th annual Whitetail Report, a comprehensive update on the status of white-tailed deer including deer harvest trends through the 2017-18 season, the most recent hunting season with complete deer harvest data available from most whitetail states and Canadian provinces. Overall, …

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QDMA Branches Embrace Field to Fork

New York The Greater Rochester Southern Tier Branch partnered with the Cornell Cooperative Extension to run a Field to Fork out of the Rochester Public Market that very much followed the Athens, Georgia pilot program. They accepted seven hunters, hosted two classroom sessions, assisted with hunter education, visited the gun range, gathered for meat processing …

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Habitat Management Training and Work Day with Dr. Craig Harper

QDMA is seeking volunteers to help improve the habitat on QDMA’s new land adjoining the national office near Athens, Georgia. The goal of this work is to improve deer herd quality and productivity for the benefit of first-time hunters. Nationally recognized habitat expert Dr. Craig Harper from the University of Tennessee will be on-site for …

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QDMA to Deer Hunters: We Can All #FightCWD

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) in whitetails is a complex issue surrounded by confusion, but QDMA has a simple message for deer hunters: We can all take steps right now to fight this threat to the future of deer hunting. QDMA recently launched a campaign and a hashtag, #FightCWD, to transmit science-based action items to the …

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Cultivating Field to Fork

QDMA Hunting Heritage Programs Manager Hank Forester and I just wrapped up our third year of Field to Fork in Athens, Ga. and it was one of the best yet. Over the past few years we have been evaluating and fine tuning the program to better fit the needs of an adult food-focused audience interested …

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