Age is very important in a QDM program for a number of reasons, from tracking improvements in buck body and antler sizes to evaluating doe harvest levels. By measuring your buck harvest success based on age, instead of comparing antler size to deer in other regions, you can visualize your QDM success relative to the deer where you hunt. In this video, Quality Whitetails editor Lindsay Thomas Jr. explains this useful benefit of knowing buck age. He uses two bucks from different regions – but of the same age – as a visual example.
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