Fast Forward to Deer Season at QDMA’s Whitetail Weekend!

With many months to go until deer season, enjoy the fun and fellowship of Deer Camp now by joining QDMA for Whitetail Weekend, April 12-13 at QDMA Headquarters near Athens, Ga. Experienced deer hunters and newcomers alike will learn plenty at daytime seminars while socializing with expert speakers and fellow deer hunters at evening events.

A full day of indoor and outdoor seminars on Saturday, April 13 will cover everything from the basics, like field dressing your deer and preparing venison meals, to advanced topics like habitat improvement and science-based hunting strategies. Evening events include the Deer & Beer Social presented by Yeti on Friday and the Celebration Dinner presented by Bass Pro Shops on Saturday. Win prizes in raffles and auctions. Shop for deals on hunting gear from X-Stand treestands, Nomad, Weston food processing and others at “The Shed,” Win a new trail-camera from Moultrie during give-aways at the Saturday seminars. Plus, all attendees receive a free one-year, premium membership to the onX Hunt App.

Austin Delano of Mossy Oak Gamekeepers will be among several expert speakers leading outdoor education at the Whitetail Weekend.

Full Agenda and Speakers

Click here for the Whitetail Weekend schedule of events.


Texas meets Georgia barbecue when an amazing duo come together to feed guests at QDMA’s Whitetail Weekend! Jay Tinney of Austin, Texas will team up with Dale Thornton of South 40 Smokehouse in Marietta, Ga. Jay was recently the Grand Champion at the largest barbecue competition in Texas. They’ll be preparing barbecue chicken for the Deer & Beer Social on Friday evening (and also smoking samples of venison sausage prepared by QDMA), and Saturday night’s menu includes Competition Texas beef brisket and a whole smoked hog. Barbecue lunches will also be available for sale as concessions on Saturday at noon.

Jay Tinney of Texas brings his award-winning brisket to Georgia for the Whitetail Weekend.

Saturday morning’s Awards breakfast will be catered by our hometown favorite Strickland’s Restaurant, voted the Best Breakfast in Georgia! Strickland’s is owned and operated by QDMA members.


Online registration for the Whitetail Weekend is now OPEN!
Limited number of tickets available.


  • Registration deadline: April 5. All registrations after deadline will have to be onsite at the QDMA headquarters unless sold out.

SAVE $15.00 and Get a Special Gift by Registering Here:  Please click below to register for Whitetail Weekend.
*Note: Whitetail Weekend Single Ticket is for everything the event has to offer including one ticket to each meal.

Charity Sporting Clay Tournament

Friday, April 12 (12 p.m – 5 p.m.)
$100 per person or $400 for a 4-person team
Leave QDMA Headquarters at noon to (1 hour commute)
Elbert County Gun Club  1239 Ruckersville Rd, Elberton, GA 30635
50 Round Clays (ammo provided), Snack, Beverages, and transportation provided, Prizes at the end.


Hotel blocks for discounted group rates starting at $78 per night at the following two hotels in Athens, GA.

Candlewood Suites

156 Classic Road Athens, GA 30606
Phone: 706-548-9663
Click here to Reserve Online today!

Comfort Inn & Suites

3980 Atlanta Hwy Athens, GA 30606
Phone: 706- 227-9700
No online reservations call to book and mention QDMA