The Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP): What It Is and Why You Should Enroll

What is DMAP? Better known as DMAP, a Deer Management Assistance Program is offered by many state wildlife agencies to help manage deer populations when management can’t otherwise be accomplished solely through regularly issued hunting licenses, tags, or permits. DMAP provides additional antlerless tags or permits to meet site specific goals like reducing deer density, …

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Aflatoxin in Corn Harms Deer and Turkeys. These 3 Steps Prevent Trouble.

Many avid hunters want to support a healthy deer population, and some try to do this by providing supplemental feed. There are potential positive impacts from a properly conducted supplemental feeding program, but there are also risks, even under the best of conditions. One risk is toxins produced by fungi.  Aflatoxins are toxic chemicals produced …

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What to Feed Deer in Winter | And What NOT to Feed!

This article was updated on March 24, 2022 The 30 most critical days for winter deer survival have a name, and it is March. Deer have a limited supply of fat reserves to carry them through winter. In fact, research at the University of New Hampshire showed that a healthy doe begins winter with a …

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Deer Hunting, East vs. West

Here’s a comparison of harvest statistics and deer management programs across the nation. 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 American hunters pursue deer. There are an …

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Three Simple Ways Hunters Can Directly Impact Deer Management in Their State

As the Director of Policy at the National Deer Association (NDA), it’s my job to make sure that deer hunters and managers are aware of policy and advocacy initiatives that impact deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage. If you’ve been following along with our Action Alerts so far in 2021, you know that we’re …

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