QDMA Releases 2012 Whitetail Report

QDMA 2012 Whitetail Report - Whitetail Deer - Quality Deer ManagementBOGART, Ga. – The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) announced on Tuesday the official release of the 2012 Whitetail Report, the most comprehensive report on the status of white-tailed deer available anywhere.

The 2012 Whitetail Report can be viewed as a PDF online at www.qdma.com/media-room.

Created to emphasize the critical position of whitetails as the foundation of the entire North American hunting industry, the Whitetail Report examines data from all parts of the whitetail’s range to measure improvements in management of the whitetail resource and monitor threats to its future. Now in its fourth year, it is intended to be a useful resource for communicators, media members, industry leaders and hunters.

The 2012 Whitetail Report breaks down a variety of topics into four parts:
• Part 1 focuses on state/provincial deer harvests during the past three seasons including the buck harvest by age class and other insights. Find which states are shooting the most bucks and does, and see that the percentage of 1½-year-old bucks in the harvest is currently at the lowest national percentage ever reported!

• Part 2 covers recent trends and the most pressing issues facing whitetails. View current antler restriction and crossbow regulation maps, and compare state/provincial fawn recruitment rates and coyote hunting seasons. See the trends in increasing female participation in hunting and increasing hunting license sales. Learn how record grain prices and increased agricultural crop planting in 2011 likely impacted white-tailed deer and your hunting opportunities.

• Part 3 is an informative reference section that includes information on regionally important forages for deer, how to determine the proper number of deer to harvest annually, how long whitetails live, what Quality Deer Management (QDM) really is, and more.

• Part 4 provides an overview of QDMA’s REACH program and includes information on our exciting new Youth and Land Certification Programs. It also includes valuable directories for QDMA Branches and state/provincial deer project leaders.

Prior Whitetail Reports have been quoted, cited and used as research and reference material by numerous publications, communicators and deer managers. Due to the response, QDMA enjoys producing this annual report, and we hope you find it helpful and informative.

About QDMA
QDMA is dedicated to ensuring the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage. Founded in 1988, QDMA is a national nonprofit wildlife conservation organization with nearly 50,000 members in all 50 states and Canada. To learn more about QDMA and why it is the future of deer hunting, call 800-209-3337 or visit www.QDMA.com.

Media members wishing to join QDMA’s Media Outreach Network can contact Tanner Tedeschi at tanner@qdma.com or by calling (800) 209-3337 ext 1017. If you are already subscribed to the Media Outreach Network but wish to be unsubscribed from the list, please inform Tanner and you will be removed.

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