I know I’m not the only one who has been guilty of assuming that any deer management I tried to accomplish would be negated when a deer crossed the fence onto the neighbor’s land. It…
Stop Making Excuses. Go Meet Your Deer-Hunting Neighbors.
Oct 23, 2017Lindsay Thomas Jr.
The man who lived across the road from Ryan Furrer’s hunting land was also a hunter. Ryan knew that much because he could see deer stands on his neighbor’s Pennsylvania farm. Ryan thought about going over…
QDM Cooperatives: All the Cool Kids are Doing It
May 19, 2016Matt Ross
What do bell-bottoms, pegged jeans, parachute pants or in todays era, skinny jeans, have to do with deer management? Two words: peer pressure. Our friends wore them, so we wore them. Luckily, I have discovered…
Kip’s Korner: Start a QDM Cooperative
Jul 17, 2012Kip Adams
Quality deer management (QDM) is about balancing the deer herd with the habitat, balancing the adult sex ratio, and balancing the age structure for bucks and does. Sometimes, this is easier said than done, especially…
5 Tips for Photographing Mature Bucks
Mar 9, 2012Lindsay Thomas Jr.
A number of trail-camera images in QDMA’s book, Deer Cameras: The Science of Scouting, belong to Todd Reabe of Brillion, Wisconsin. Todd is a QDMA member who, over many years, has shared numerous trail-camera photos…
7 Steps to a Successful Cooperative
Mar 8, 2012Donnie Wood
Gather a group of hunters who practice Quality Deer Management (QDM) and you’ll discover many similarities. All of us strive to harvest an appropriate number of antlerless deer when necessary and while not harvesting button 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…