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Title: QDMAs 2009 Whitetail Report Now Available
Post by: Big58cal on January 27, 2009, 02:12:24 PM
I don't necessarily agree with everything that the QDMA preaches, but they do have some good information. O0



QDMAs 2009 Whitetail Report Now Available

by Pursue The Outdoors on January 27th, 2009 in Wildlife (http://www.pursuetheoutdoors.com/news/category/wildlife/)

On January 15 at the SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida, the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) unveiled the Whitetail Report, a detailed look at the status of whitetail populations and deer hunting in North America. Intended as a reference for the outdoor media, the Whitetail Report focuses on emerging issues and current challenges facing the whitetail. The document includes useful facts, statistics and science compiled by QDMA that will provide outdoor communicators with article ideas, valuable reference material, and quotes to use throughout the coming year.

To download the Whitetail Report, visit http://www.qdma.com/media/

Among many topics in the 68-page report, you will find:

Trends in yearling-buck harvest rates and antlerless harvest, including state-by-state statistics.
A look at the top states in harvest of mature bucks (3 1/2 years old or older).
Trends in youth hunter recruitment and other deer-hunter demographics.
The economic impact of deer hunting compared to other forms of hunting.
The latest on the impacts of hemorrhagic disease (HD) and chronic wasting disease (CWD).
Deer-vehicle collision data, and other suburban deer management issues.
Plus, many other current issues, as well as supplemental information on Quality Deer Management techniques, whitetail biology and the latest in deer research.

The white-tailed deer is the foundation of the entire hunting industry. Of active North American hunters, 78 percent hunt whitetails, more than the combined percentages for wild turkey, pheasant, quail, waterfowl, grouse, elk, mule deer and coyotes (survey by Responsive Management and the NSSF, 2008). QDMA created the Whitetail Report to provide outdoor writers, editors and communicators with a yearly health report for whitetails and - by extension - the hunting industry.

About QDMA
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is a nonprofit conservation organization that works to educate and encourage hunters and landowners to practice biologically sound deer and habitat management techniques. Founded in 1988, QDMA has more than 53,000 members in 50 states, Canada and abroad. For more information, visit www.QDMA.com or call (800) 209-3337.

Media Contact:
Lindsay Thomas, Jr., QDMA (800) 209-3337 or lthomas@qdma.com


Courtesy of Pursue The Outdoors - http://www.pursuetheoutdoors.com/news/2009/01/27/qdmas-2009-whitetail-report-now-available/