By: Kip Adams

Kip Adams of Knoxville, Pennsylvania, is a certified wildlife biologist and QDMA's Chief Conservation Officer. He has a bachelor's degree in wildlife and fisheries science from Penn State University and a master's in wildlife from the University of New Hampshire. He's also a certified taxidermist. Before joining QDMA, Kip was the deer and bear biologist for the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department. Kip and his wife Amy have a daughter, Katie, and a son, Bo.

A Guide to Rubs and Scrapes, the Social Media of the Deer World

Oct 19, 2022 Kip Adams

Whitetails don’t have cell phones or social media accounts, but they are far more social than most hunters realize. They surf the information highway at rubs and scrapes to stay in contact with locals as…

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Deer Hunting East vs. West

Oct 5, 2022 Kip Adams

Deer hunting is America’s pastime. Deer are among the most widespread wildlife species, and they are the most sought-after game animal. Nearly eight of every 10 hunters identifies as a deer hunter, as 79% of…

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The Most Common Questions About CWD in Deer, and NDA’s Answers

Aug 10, 2022 Kip Adams

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer has emerged over the last 20 years as one of the most significant issues in deer hunting in modern times, with enormous biological, economic, political and cultural impacts. The…

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NDA Calls on Michigan DNR to Continue Improving Antlerless Deer Harvest in CWD Zones

Jul 29, 2022 Kip Adams

Michigan hunters routinely rank at or near the top for antlered bucks harvested per square mile (PSM) in the U.S. The national average for the 2020-21 deer season was 1.7, and Michigan more than doubled…

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EHD in Deer: Here’s What You Need to Know

Jul 20, 2022 Kip Adams

Incidences of hemorrhagic disease (HD) were few and far between in the early 2000s. That has changed dramatically in the past 2 decades. What is Hemorrhagic Disease? According to the Southeast Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study…

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How to Photograph a Deer Jawbone for Aging

Jul 18, 2022 Kip Adams

One of the most important skills for any deer manager involved in a Quality Deer Management (QDM) program is the ability to age deer after harvest. Without knowing the deer’s age it is unfair to…

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CWD Drains Deer Dollars, It Doesn’t Generate Them

May 25, 2022 Kip Adams

Recently, NDA took a close look at some of the misguided beliefs and conspiracy theories surrounding chronic wasting disease. One of the most common among CWD deniers are the folks who quickly claim this fatal…

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How to Tune a Chainsaw Carburetor in Less Than 5 Minutes [2022]

Apr 28, 2022 Kip Adams

This article was updated on April 28, 2022 In a recent blog I referenced the Game of Logging courses I attended and described all the new things I learned about safe and efficient use of…

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Food Plot Sticker Shock: How to Deal With Rising Herbicide and Fertilizer Costs

Apr 27, 2022 Kip Adams

Given the continued impacts of the pandemic, April snowstorms and foreign wars, spring food plot season is a welcomed return to a little normalcy. My family and I are getting equipment ready, planning what we’ll…

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Frost Seeding Clover and Other Food Plot Species: When and How

Mar 1, 2022 Kip Adams

This article was updated 3/1/2022 If you live in an area where the surface layer of soil freezes during winter, you can save fuel and equipment costs by frost seeding a portion of your clover…

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