VIDEO: Why Is Buck Age Important in QDM?

Age is very important in a QDM program for a number of reasons, from tracking improvements in buck body and antler sizes to evaluating doe harvest levels. By measuring your buck harvest success based on age, instead of comparing antler size to deer in other regions, you can visualize your QDM success relative to the deer where you hunt. In this video, Quality Whitetails editor Lindsay Thomas Jr. explains this useful benefit of knowing buck age. He uses two bucks from different regions – but of the same age – as a visual example.

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About Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Lindsay Thomas Jr. is the editor of Quality Whitetails magazine, the journal of the National Deer Association, and he is NDA's Chief Communications Officer. He has been a member of the staff since 2003. Prior to that, Lindsay was an editor at a Georgia hunting and fishing news magazine for nine years. Throughout his career as an editor, he has written and published numerous articles on deer management and hunting. He earned his journalism degree at the University of Georgia.