quality deer management

Arkansas has some outstanding deer hunting thanks to hunters' decisions and wildlife agency managament. This fine buck was killed in 2010 with a crossbow.

State Data Indicates Quality Deer Management Has Big Impact

Does quality deer management work? Depends on what your goals and objectives are within the QDM strategy you employ, whether it’s on a smaller tract or something larger. Quality deer management doesn’t automatically mean trophy deer management. The latter could be part of the former, but it’s not necessarily the end-all final must-do-this goal...

Arkansas hunters have a variety of options for topography, from mountains to river islands like the one this big buck was killed on a few years ago.

States Changing Their Deer Management Strategies?

If you want to stir up an argument at the coffee shop or hunting camp, just start discussing quality deer management and how state wildlife agencies should or should not be doing this, that or the other about deer for hunters. Whooboy, you’ll have a range of ideas flying around faster than a hornet’s...

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Quality Deer Management Includes Surveys with Best Game Cameras

Have you begun your off-season quality deer management surveys to keep tabs on whitetail deer, turkeys, predators and what’s happening before hunting season arrives? If not, now is definitely the time to start making some serious plans for mineral licks, camera sites and recon efforts. Habits and movement will change before the season or...

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Affordable Feeder Helps You Help Your Deer

If it’s legal to provide supplemental food to deer in your state, having a few feeders is a great way to create camera survey sites and give the deer a boost. Budget-conscious hunters may appreciate this easy feeder from Wildgame Innovations. Check out their press release below: If you are always looking for ways...

Deer in southern Alabama, south of Montgomery where this buck was killed, have breeding dates into March based on fetal conception surveys.

Just When, Exactly, is the Southern Deer Rut?

For a hunter, knowing that the rut is on the horizon is akin to knowing one’s birthday is right around the corner. In this week’s new episode of Land of Whitetail—which airs on the Pursuit Channel this Saturday at 10 a.m. ET — experts build on that excitement as they share their thoughts on...

Oklahoma has some bruiser bucks, but state wildlife officials say the number of deer killed during the 2013-14 season declined by more than 18 percent.

Why Did This State’s Deer Numbers Decline So Much?

Slight declines in wildlife and waterfowl numbers or harvest totals aren’t unusual. Biologists and savvy hunters notice these things each season, or maybe a trend after two or three seasons that can be chalked up to an easy explanation. A decline of more than 18 percent usually raises an eyebrow or two, however, and...

Steve Bartylla has several great tips for land and whitetail management he'll share on Deer & Deer Hunting TV.

Why You’re Not Deer Hunting as Successfully as Possible

Land managers aim to attract deer into traveling and exposing themselves during daylight hunting hours. Expected to anticipate when and where deer are moving, land managers are often asked to predict the future. On this week’s new Destination Whitetail – airing on the Sportsman Channel July 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT – we follow two...

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Conservative Deer Season Planned to Help Rebuild Population

Hunters can expect a conservative 2014 deer season designed to rebuild a population hit hard by the harsh winter of 2013-14. Antlerless deer will be the focus of this conservative management plan, according to officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Hunters should check the 2014 hunting regulations closely because only one deer can...

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Tenth Great Season for Deer & Deer Hunting TV!

The 10th season of Deer & Deer Hunting TV premieres on NBC Sports and promises to be the best season yet with even more information that deer hunters need to find success in the field. Deer & Deer Hunting TV airs this Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET. Since the series premiered nine seasons ago, Deer...