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QDMA Summit Launches National Deer Alliance

Where would hunting be without whitetail deer? Hunting in North America has never depended so much on one species to sustain its heritage, participation levels, and the archery and firearm industries.

November 21, 2014

Hort’s Hide-Away

Members of the Swanson clan trace their roots to a homestead in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula their ancestors built in 1857. They’re what are colloquially known as ‘Yoopers’—UP speak for ‘someone born up here.’ 2013 was the last deer camp for family patriarch George Swanson, for after 77 years prowling these woods, he could no longer trust his eyes.

October 31, 2014

Crossbow Tide Rolls Into 2014

Call it what you want—a tsunami, avalanche, flash flood, tidal wave or runaway snowball—but public sentiment for crossbow hunting has been an unstoppable force since 2007.

August 20, 2014

Six Generations of Deer Camp Traditions

Nothing says tradition like deer camp. Just ask this old-timer whose hunting party now spans six generations of family and friends ... and sometimes deer. 

October 20, 2013

On the Whitetail Clock

Whether we’re hunting the rut or keying on food sources, most deer hunters have a favorite day and magical hour for besting big bucks. What’s yours?

October 14, 2013

What Pressured Bucks Do

GPS tracking collars are revealing how bucks change their patterns when the hunting season starts.

November 29, 2010

How to Find Buck Sanctuaries

If you want to be successful in the field this season, follow these strategies to pinpointing, creating and hunting late-season whitetail hideouts.

November 16, 2010

Three Deer Biologists Divulge Their Rut Tips

With such unpredictable activity by both sexes, how can hunters increase their odds during the rut? We put that question to three respected whitetail researchers.

October 28, 2010

Defining Hunting Pressure

Deer respond differently to hunting pressure, but all seek refuge within their known home range, not the next county.

October 29, 2009