Hunting Let’s hit the woods!

Whether you want to learn to hunt deer, become a more effective hunter, you’ve notched many a deer tag, or you want to help introduce someone new to hunting, you’re in the right place. Choose a pathway below to begin enjoying better deer hunting.

All Hunting Articles
  • All Hunting Articles
  • 15-acre fixer-upper
  • access
  • acorns
  • action alert
  • advisory committee
  • advisory council
  • aging bucks on the hoof
  • annuals
  • anti-hunting
  • antler growth
  • antler injuries
  • antler score
  • antler velvet
  • antlerless
  • antlerless harvest
  • antlers
  • apple trees
  • apples
  • archery
  • arrowleaf
  • austrian winter pea
  • awards
  • bachelor group
  • baiting
  • balansa clover
  • Ballot Measure 114
  • banquet
  • bedding
  • blood-trailing
  • bobcats
  • Boundary Waters
  • bowhunting
  • brain abscess
  • brassicas
  • Bronson Strickland
  • browse
  • buck age
  • buck age structure
  • buck fight
  • buck harvest
  • buck home range
  • buck management
  • buck mortality
  • buck movements
  • buck rubs
  • buck:doe ratio
  • bucks
  • buckwheat
  • button bucks
  • BWCAW
  • camouflage
  • captive
  • carrying capacity
  • cementum annuli
  • cereal grains
  • cereal rye
  • chainsaws
  • chicory
  • chronic wasting disease
  • Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act
  • clover
  • Coffee & Deer
  • Columbian
  • connecticut
  • conservation
  • conservation funding
  • cool season
  • cooperatives
  • corn
  • cover
  • cowpea
  • coyotes
  • crabapple
  • crimson clover
  • crossbows
  • cryptorchidism
  • Cuddeback
  • culling
  • cultipacker
  • cwd
  • CWD Research and Management Act
  • cwd roundup
  • cyberscouting
  • data collection
  • deer anatomy
  • deer behavior
  • deer biology
  • deer density
  • deer diseases
  • deer farm
  • deer food
  • deer forage
  • deer genetics
  • deer glands
  • deer harvest
  • deer health
  • deer hearing
  • deer heart
  • deer hunters
  • deer management
  • deer movement
  • deer nutrition
  • deer orchards
  • deer recovery
  • Deer Report
  • deer research
  • deer restocking
  • Deer Season 365
  • deer senses
  • deer stands
  • Deer Steward
  • deer tracking dog
  • deer vision
  • Delaware
  • DMAP
  • doe harvest
  • doe hunting
  • early successional habitat
  • ebike
  • edge feathering
  • Educational
  • ehd
  • Endangered Species Act
  • equipment
  • escape cover
  • excursions
  • Expo/Other
  • fall food plots
  • fawn predation
  • fawn recruitment
  • fawn survival
  • fawning cover
  • fawns
  • Featured
  • feeding
  • feral hogs
  • fertilizer
  • Field to Fork
  • firearms
  • fireblight
  • Florida
  • food plot
  • food plot equipment
  • food plot failure
  • food plot planting
  • food plot species profile
  • forage
  • forage rape
  • forest
  • forester
  • forestry
  • frost-seeding
  • fruit trees
  • fsi
  • funding
  • Georgia
  • glyphosate
  • glyphosate resistance
  • GPS collar study
  • grain sorghum
  • grant
  • grasslands
  • Gun Raffle
  • habitat improvement
  • hard mast
  • harvest data
  • harvest reporting
  • heavy arrows
  • hemorrhagic disease
  • herbicides
  • herd management
  • herd monitoring
  • hinge cuts
  • home range
  • hunter recruitment
  • hunter safety
  • hunting access
  • hunting clothes
  • hunting gear
  • hunting lease
  • hunting media
  • hunting permission
  • hunting plots
  • hunting pressure
  • hunting regulations
  • hunting safety
  • hunting strategy
  • hunting the wind
  • invasives
  • Iowa
  • Jason Sumners
  • jawbone aging
  • jointvetch
  • ladino clover
  • lead ammo
  • legislation
  • legume
  • legumes
  • license
  • licensing
  • light arrows
  • lime
  • liming
  • locavore
  • lockdown phase
  • Louisiana
  • lyme disease
  • management plan
  • mange
  • MAPLand Act
  • marksmanship
  • mature bucks
  • mechanical broadheads
  • melanistic
  • mentoring
  • Michigan
  • minerals
  • mining
  • Minnesota
  • Mission
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • moon phase
  • mosquitos
  • mule deer
  • native plants
  • New Jersey
  • new york
  • non-native
  • North American Grasslands Conservation Act
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • nutrition
  • oak trees
  • oaks
  • oats
  • observation data
  • October lull
  • onX
  • orchards
  • Oregon
  • parasites
  • pears
  • pennsylvania
  • perennials
  • persimmons
  • piebald
  • Pittman
  • pittman-robertson act
  • poaching
  • pokeweed
  • post rut
  • predation
  • predator management
  • predators
  • prescribed fire
  • Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act
  • public comment
  • public comments
  • public land
  • public lands
  • public meeting
  • R3
  • Raffle
  • range access act
  • rattling
  • RAWA
  • recipe
  • Recovering America's Wildlife Act
  • recovering americas wildlife act
  • red oaks
  • research
  • RETURN Act
  • Robertson
  • rubs
  • rubs and scrapes
  • rule changes
  • rut
  • rut behaviors
  • rut hunting tactics
  • rut timing
  • ryegrass
  • saddle hunting
  • safety
  • safety harness
  • salvage plot
  • sanctuaries
  • scouting
  • scrapes
  • second amendment
  • seeding rate
  • sex ratio
  • shed hunting
  • shooting
  • shot placement
  • shrubs
  • small acreage
  • small property
  • soft mast
  • soil preparation
  • soil test
  • soybeans
  • stand placement
  • suburban deer
  • sugar beets
  • summer food plots
  • sunn hemp
  • supplemental feeding
  • suppressors
  • swamp chestnut oak
  • tarsal
  • Tennessee
  • terrain features
  • Texas
  • ticks
  • timber cut
  • timber management
  • timber stand improvement
  • Topics: cool-season annuals
  • trail cameras
  • trail-camera survey
  • trapping
  • tree planting
  • tree shelters
  • tree tubes
  • treestand safety
  • trespassing
  • tsi
  • turnips
  • Upper Peninsula
  • venison
  • venison donation
  • venison processing
  • warm season
  • warm-season annuals
  • Washington
  • weed control
  • weird deer
  • wheat
  • whitetail biology
  • whitetail research
  • winter nutrition
  • wolves
  • women hunters
  • yearling buck dispersal
  • young forest
  • youth

To Kill Mature Bucks, Go Somewhere Else

Mar 16, 2012 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

  I had an interesting phone conversation with deer researcher Dr. Mark Conner while I was working on an article for Quality Whitetails. Mark, who works in Maryland, has led a number of recent groundbreaking studies…

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QDM: Frequently Asked Questions

Mar 14, 2012 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Why practice QDM? Do I have to wait for a “wallhanger” or a “trophy” before I can kill a buck? I hunted all season and did not see a buck that was legal under my…

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Know Your Native Deer Foods

Mar 9, 2012 Kip Adams

Food studies have identified several hundred plant species that deer will consume during the course of a year.  Some are used seasonally, some only when little else is available, and some are preferred regardless of…

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7 Steps to a Successful Cooperative

Mar 8, 2012 Donnie Wood

Gather a group of hunters who practice Quality Deer Management (QDM) and you’ll discover many similarities. All of us strive to harvest an appropriate number of antlerless deer when necessary and while not harvesting button bucks….

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Leading Other Hunters to QDM

Mar 8, 2012 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

One November, my brother, Rans, showed me a video clip he filmed while bowhunting a small, suburban tract in Georgia. The clip included several minutes of footage of a nice 9-pointer working a scrape and…

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Finding Un-Pressured Deer

Mar 2, 2012 Kip Adams

Density, distribution and travel patterns are things we often seek to learn about deer, but researchers from Penn State University set out to learn the density, distribution and habitat use of deer hunters. They used…

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How to Establish a QDM Cooperative

Jan 25, 2012 NDA Staff

“We would love to participate in a deer management program on our property, but those dirtbags across the fence shoot everything that moves. So, what’s the point?” Sound familiar? I’ve heard this countless times over…

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