You worked hard to prepare that fall food plot, from filling the first soil-sample baggie to the final roll of the cultipacker, leaking drops of sweat onto the Earth the whole way. Now a green…
What Does a Deer With CWD Look Like?
Sep 14, 2022Lindsay Thomas Jr.
Can you tell if a deer has CWD just by looking at it? In this new video, NDA takes a look at several examples of wild deer in trail-camera and harvest photos to show you…
The Two Best Times to See Deer, Every Day of the Year
Sep 7, 2022Matt Ross
It was inevitable. The mature buck stepped into my shooting lane, broadside, within easy bow range – and I just couldn’t bring myself to draw back and shoot. Up until the 2021 season, I routinely…
Avoid Brassica Food Plot Failure With These Simple Steps
Aug 24, 2022Mark Turner
Approaching the food plot, I was shocked by what I saw: an entire field of yellowing turnip and radish leaves. I wondered if I had skimped on fertilizer. Or perhaps I had applied soil-active herbicide…
Policy & Advocacy
The Biology of Bachelor Groups
Mar 2, 2012Matt Ross
If you are monitoring local whitetails during summer through the lenses of your binoculars, or through the lens of a trail-camera, you’ve probably seen what are known as “bachelor groups.” These are groups of bucks…
How to Establish a QDM Cooperative
Jan 25, 2012NDA 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…
Aging Bucks on the Hoof
Jan 25, 2012Kip Adams
Harvesting white-tailed bucks based on age is becoming an increasingly common management strategy. To implement this practice, hunters must have the ability to accurately age bucks on the hoof based on their body characteristics, an…
Submit Your Buck Photos for “Age This!”
Jan 1, 2012Lindsay Thomas Jr.
One of the most popular features of NDA’s Quality Whitetails magazine is “Age This!” We select trail-camera photos of bucks supplied by our members and submit them to a panel of five wildlife biologists who are…