Michigan DNR Offering Deer Habitat Grants in Bovine TB Areas

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced that the application period for the DNR’s Deer Habitat Improvement Program grant is open. The program is designed to fund deer habitat improvement projects on private land in counties where bovine tuberculosis (TB) is present. The awarded funds will be used to improve deer habitat and …

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5 Easy Ways to Meet Your Deer-Hunting Neighbors

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 turned out, however, that after meeting my neighbor and sharing my passion for deer hunting, we actually had similar interests …

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A Buck Called Trespasser

My wife Tes and I began our Quality Deer Management journey over 15 years ago with the purchase of a small farm in east-central Alabama. It had been in her family for over 20 years, and much had been done to improve it for native wildlife. When we took the reins we decided to implement …

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QDM Works. Culling Doesn’t.

Donnie Draeger used to believe in culling deer to improve antler genetics. Over his career as the wildlife biologist at the Comanche Ranch in southwest Texas, he’d spent a lot of time and the ranch’s money on such efforts. Then the results of a years-long scientific culling study at the ranch started to become available. …

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10 Big Trends in the U.S. Deer Harvest

White-tailed deer are the most important game species in North America. More hunters pursue whitetails than any other species, and whitetail hunters contribute more financially than any other hunter segment. Collectively speaking, whitetails are the foundation of the entire hunting industry. That’s why each year QDMA gathers data from state and provincial wildlife agencies, the …

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