Shed Hunting Tips by Region, Part 4: Appalachian Mountains

I had never read a comprehensive article with shed-hunting strategies for specific regions of the whitetail’s range. So, I wrote one! I interviewed six shed-hunting nuts from the Midwest, Mississippi River Valley, Deep South, Appalachian Mountains, Northeast, and the Northern Great Plains. Let’s look at what Doody Cook of West Virginia had to say about …

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Shed Hunting Tips by Region, Part 3: Mississippi River Valley

I had never read a comprehensive article with shed-hunting strategies for specific regions of the whitetail’s range. So, I wrote one! I interviewed six shed-hunting nuts from the Midwest, Mississippi River Valley, Deep South, Appalachian Mountains, Northeast, and the Northern Great Plains. Let’s look at what Brady Bradley of Arkansas had to say about shed …

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Anger Management for Trail-Camera Users

We’re already so many years into the trail-camera era of deer hunting that most of us who use them have forgotten what hunting was like without them – or don’t know what it was like because we weren’t born. While technological advancements have increased their user-friendliness and convenience far beyond the days of 35mm film, …

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13-year-old Katie Takes a 13-year-old Doe

I began working for QDMA in 2002, and that fall we implemented a record-keeping program at our Pennsylvania deer camp. Over the next 18 hunting seasons, we shot 299 deer on 700 acres – 249 were antlerless (210 adult does and 39 fawns) and 50 were antlered bucks, and we collected harvest data from every …

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Bad Teeth: The Strangest Deer Jawbones in NDA’s Collection

Over his career as a wildlife biologist, Joe Hamilton of South Carolina has aged tens of thousands of deer jawbones, and whenever he encountered a jawbone that strayed from “normal,” he saved it. This article provides a tour through a few of the weirdest jawbones in Joe’s and NDA’s collection. Whenever you’re examining jawbones this …

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