Great Hunting Starts Here!

Want to become a deer hunter? The National Deer Association is committed to helping you, or people you know, get started. You’ll find plenty of information here, and you can also grab a FREE copy of our e-book, QDMA’s Guide to Successful Deer Hunting. Also, be sure to check out our complete Deer Hunting 101 video series on YouTube, beginning with Episode 1 posted below!

8 Worthy New Year’s Resolutions for Deer Hunters

A new year always brings with it a mix of emotions for me. I’m saddened because it marks the final days of Georgia’s deer season, but at the same time I love the feeling of a fresh start — the opportunity to reboot and strive to do things a little better than you did the …

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Hunting is Conservation. Here’s Why.

I remember being told in school, “You won’t always have a calculator in your pocket” whenever we would complain about having to work math problems out on paper. Not only do we always have a calculator in our pocket these days, but we have much more than that at our fingertips in this technologically driven …

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After 30 Years, My First Deer

They found me at the farmer’s market in Saratoga Springs, New York. Matt Ross, the smiling QDMA ambassador, asked if I’d like to try some venison. The samples stuck with toothpicks looked delicious, and having just recently decided this was the year that I was going to finally learn to hunt deer to get back …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Public Land Deer Hunting

You’ve probably heard all the talk recently about the decline in hunter numbers, with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service reporting approximately two million fewer hunters in 2016 than in 2011. One of the reasons often cited for this loss is lack of access to quality hunting land. And while there is no doubt it …

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Scouting Large Blocks of Land Fast and Effectively

For me, one of the primary draws to public-land hunting is the freedom it provides to roam large tracts of land at a minimal cost. If one area doesn’t produce, I have seemingly unlimited opportunities to change locations and hunt a fresh spot. As great as it is to have that freedom to roam, approaching …

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