Quality Deer Management Association
Preserving and Enhancing Natural Resources
HVQDMA.com is a website for the Hudson Valley branch of the Quality Deer Management Association. The intention of the HVQDMA.com website, is to provide a local QDMA resource for those of you that live and hunt here in Ulster County / Dutchess County and care about preserving and enhancing one of our favorite natural resources, the North American White Tail Deer.
What is Quality Deer Management (QDM)?
Quality Deer Management (QDM) is a philosophy and practice that brings together landowners, hunters, and deer managers in the 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. Read More on QDM »
Food Plot On Wheels Program
Highland, New York – The Hudson Valley Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association (HV-QDMA) was recently awarded a grant from another local New York State based conservation organization – the Catskills Region Friends of the National Rifle Association (NRA). Read More »