Bucks Are More Visible When Deer Hunters Harvest Does
Nov 9, 2022Ben Westfall
“If you shoot a bunch of does, you won’t see any bucks!” I have heard this phrase and its variations time and time again over my years as a deer hunter, land manager and biologist….
How Many Does Should You Harvest? Ask Yourself These 24 Questions
Sep 19, 2017Matt Ross
Not everyone managing a hunting property needs to take does. But everyone should ask themselves each year whether or not they need to. There are a number of factors to consider, so the NDA has…
The Reality of Doe:Buck Ratios
Apr 23, 2013Kip Adams
Deer sex ratios are a common topic of conversation among whitetail hunters. Other than deer density, few subjects ignite controversy as quickly as a discussion of the number of does per buck in any given…
The Rewards of Restraint
Sep 13, 2012Lindsay Thomas Jr.
Look carefully at the trail-camera photo above, taken by QDMA member and private lands biologist Joe Lacefield of Kentucky. I love this photo because it captures part of the spirit of Quality Deer Management in a…