Every year, QDMA’s volunteer Branches introduce hundreds of young people to deer hunting, and the QDMA National Office joins their efforts with our National Youth Hunt. We seek nominee hunters who have the desire to go deer hunting but no chance to fulfill that desire, and we take them on a true “dream hunt.” Each year, the attendees enjoy not only the opportunity to harvest deer, but also camaraderie, along with once-in-a-lifetime experiences like rifle training with the US Army Marksmanship Unit and other unique sessions, including how to age deer, bird dog demonstrations, and much more. Over the course of the four-day event, the attendees make lasting memories and friendships while experiencing a beautiful property.

The nomination period for the 2017 National Youth Hunt is now closed, but it’s not too early to start thinking about a candidate for 2018. Any QDMA member or QDMA Branch may nominate a youth for this event. Click here to download the nomination form. For more information, contact Hank Forester, QDMA’s Hunting Heritage Programs Manager.

To be consistent with the spirit and intent of the QDMA National Youth Hunt, we give priority to youngsters who are NEW to hunting and who would otherwise not have much opportunity to participate in the outdoor sports.

Click here to read a recap of the 2016 National Youth Hunt.

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2016 National Youth Hunt Highlights

2016 QDMA National Youth Hunt Highlights

This highlight reel from our 2016 National Youth Hunt is sure to give you chills and get your blood pumping for hunting season! We also hope it inspires you to join in our commitment to help more new hunters get their #FirstDeer. Special thanks to videographers and QDMA members Luke Laha, Hunter Lewis and Hoke Smith, and to our 2016 National Youth Hunt sponsors: Bass Pro Shops, YETI, Tactacam, Weyerhaeuser, Sitka Gear, Jager Pro Hog Control Systems, Hornady, CVA Muzzleloaders, LaCrosse Footwear, Badlands, Leupold Optics, LEM Products, ALPS OutdoorZ and Remington Arms Company.

Posted by The Quality Deer Management Association on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Photos from the 2016 National Youth Hunt

Photos from the 2015 National Youth Hunt