All I was saying is that in my particular senario, we practice qdm and see nothing to show for it. Like I said before, and what msbadger commented on, I love seeing deer and being in the woods, year-round scouting and shooting and everything else that goes along with hunting. As long as I see them Im happy, but it sure does suck when only a 1/4 of the total area (our 250 out of the 1000 acres) shoots deer in season, let alone practices qdm
I understand where you are coming from, and I can relate. I own a mere 35 acres in a heavily poached area of No. Missouri. (The big bucks I have taken have all come out of Iowa. On land that I do not own). I am just saying that if you are really doing QDM, that is education, habitat mgt., etc., then you DO have something to show for it! You just have to look a little deeper. We are all too caught up in expecting our hunts to look like the ones on the DVDs.
My intent is to build up your resolve to keep doing the right think. You are not alone.