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Do you practice Quality Deer Management???

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Strongly practice QDM..
45.65%
Somwewhat practice QDM..
36.96%
Don't really practice QDM..
10.87%
Don't like what QDM stands for!!!!!
6.52%
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Do you practice Quality Deer Management???

Old 02-21-2007, 05:20 PM
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Default Do you practice Quality Deer Management???

Just wonder what percentage of this forums membership, pactices QDM?
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:10 PM
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We practice it strongly. Very good poll!
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:24 PM
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Just started to do QDM for thepast4 years at our ranch and it seems to be slowly paying off. We are starting to see more quality blacktail bucks than we did5 years ago mainly because we let the little less mature bucks go and take more mature bucks. Also increase in food sources have led to a increase in body and horn mass.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:42 PM
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i wish i owned property or had enough acres to practice it on
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:15 PM
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I hunt with two clubs that push antler size limits, but as far as doe harvest neither one is doing enough. Honestly I'm less enthusiastic about QDM than I was when we started 6 years ago. I am not seeing buck harvest of the 4 and 5 year old bucks I thought I would at this point. In a controlled environment (fenced) it will work, but the use of special feeds and culling the older 6 and 8 pointsis very important also. I don't think you can "raise" a wild herd of deer efficiently, too many variables. I assume in QDM the objective is to have bigger antlers. Ihave some private lands that I will shoot anything that I want to.
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:29 PM
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I practice what Pa. says.And that's 3pts on one side
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:18 AM
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I don't have the acreage or the patience for such silliness, and wouldn't spend the money if I had it. You can't force your neighbors to do it either, so there's no point in trying to do it.
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:28 AM
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Default RE: Do you practice Quality Deer Management???

up at my cabin, we have some acreage up there and they neighbors and i agree to take only 8 points and higher...unless we need the meat, we shoot some does...also we try to take out bad genetics...its somewhat working...seeing alot more deer
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:40 AM
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i started hunting two years ago and i only shoot 130's and higher and shoot does. i dont care if the neighbors do it i just dont like shooting little wimpy rack bucks.
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:57 AM
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I do to the extent of not taking immature bucks, taking my share of does and trying to maintain good habitat and food sources for deer, but I do not own my own hunting land, so somewhat limited in what I can actually do in regards to habitat.
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