"To ensure the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage".
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About Prairie to Woods Whitetails
Prairie to Woods Whitetails is based out of Parkers Prairie, Minnesota. It is ideally located between Alexandria, Fergus Falls, Wadena and Staples. This is within Douglas, Otter Tail, Todd and Wadena Counties. Thousands of acres of farm land, native forest and low land swamps, makes this habitat a perfect environment for growing and managing Whitetail deer.
Our group was started to get local landowners to consider Quality Deer Management (QDM) on their property. Quality Deer Management is a management philosophy/practice that unites landowners, hunters, and managers in a common goal of producing biologically and socially balanced deer herds within existing environmental, social, and legal constraints. This approach typically involves the protection of young bucks (yearlings and some 2.5 year-olds) combined with an adequate harvest of female deer to maintain a healthy population in balance with existing habitat conditions and landowner desires. This level of deer management involves the production of quality deer (bucks, does and fawns), quality habitat, quality hunting experiences and most importantly quality hunters.
About Quality Deer Managment Association (QDMA)
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is a non-profit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to ensuring a high-quality and sustainable future for white-tailed deer and white-tailed deer hunting. Founded in 1988, the QDMA currently has more than 50,000 members in all 50 states and several foreign countries including many deer management professionals. The QDMA has developed numerous partnerships with state wildlife agencies, timber companies, hunting groups, and product manufacturers. These partnerships have increased both the awareness of the QDMA and participation in the Association’s management philosophy, Quality Deer Management (QDM). Without question, the QDMA is rapidly becoming the most respected and influential white-tailed deer organization in the United States
The QDMA promotes:
•Safe and ethical hunting.
•Adherence to wildlife and trespass laws.
•Adequate harvests of adult does.
•Restraint in harvesting young bucks.
•Hunter involvement in education and management.
•Cooperation with wildlife biologists and enforcement officers.
•Education of hunters and non-hunters toward a better understanding of wildlife management.
•Stewardship and appreciation of all wildlife.