New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

QDMA Report Shows Record Harvest of Mature Bucks


February 24, 2020

With the issuance of its 2020 Whitetail Report, the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) noted among its findings that more deer hunters than at any other time in the group’s surveys are passing on harvesting yearling bucks in favor of mature bucks that are 3.5 years old or older. In 1989, the initial year surveyed by the organization, yearling bucks comprised more than 60 percent of t...

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