Hunting

NDA’s Guide to the Whitetail Rut

Nov 4, 2022 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

The whitetail rut is the most exciting time of the season for deer hunters, and it’s also a time when the NDA receives a lot of questions about this important season in the whitetail’s year….

read more

Are You Hunting The Average Buck or a Rule-Breaker?

Nov 2, 2022 Brian Grossman

The NDA has long been known for providing its members and followers with the latest deer research and information. Over the years we’ve reported lots of data on deer biology, movement, how deer react to…

read more

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…

read more

How to Hunt Food Plots: Maybe Don’t

Sep 21, 2022 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

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…

read more

The Two Best Times to See Deer, Every Day of the Year

Sep 7, 2022 Matt 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…

read more

4 Terrain Features That Help Fill Deer Tags

Aug 17, 2022 Brian Grossman

When hunting large tracts of land — whether it be public land like a National Forest or a large private tract that you lease — it’s important to be able to pinpoint locations that hold…

read more

Top Soft Mast Species for Early Season Deer Attraction by Region

Aug 3, 2022 Cheyne Matzenbacher

Early hunting season can be a bountiful time in the deer woods if you do your homework, scout, and know where to place your stand or blind for a better shot opportunity. One of the…

read more

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…

read more

Fix That Trail-Camera With Rice

Jul 13, 2022 Anthony Harris

There’s a new trick I’ve found to “rescue” a trail-camera that has picked up moisture. You may already be aware of this, but I wasn’t until some dummy (me) was in a rush while swapping SD…

read more

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

Jul 12, 2022 Cheyne Matzenbacher

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…

read more