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Mark Kenyon is the author of That Wild Country, founder of Wired To Hunt, and host of the industry-leading Wired To Hunt Podcast. He is a nationally published writer, a QDMA certified Deer Steward, and MeatEater's resident "whitetail guy."
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The Biggest Change for Deer Conservation in Decades
Jul 7, 2020
The deer hunting conservation space is changing in a big way this summer. Today the Quality Deer Management Association and National Deer Alliance announced their plans to merge into a new, combined organization. This is a group that will service all deer and deer hunters.
This represents the end of the QDMA, in name at least, which was founded 32 years ago and has arguably been the most influential whitetail deer conservation organization in U.S...
Ask Wired To Hunt: Can Herbicides and Conservation Coexist?
Jun 26, 2019
“Aren’t there any better options?” my wife demanded.
I told her no, this was just the way it had to be. Her question lingered with me the rest of the afternoon, though. The issue at hand was my use of herbicides in preparation of planting a food plot.
The logic of spraying a toxic chemical across a landscape in order to improve vegetation and wildlife habitat seemed counterintuitive to my wife. I couldn’t blame her. My goal with planting food...
More Bucks Killed, Declining Doe Harvest – And More Insights from 2018 QDMA Whitetail Report
Feb 19, 2018
By Mark Kenyon
As they do every year, the Quality Deer Management Association has released their annual whitetail report. It’s a free to download resource that is jam-packed with insights into deer and deer hunting related data, harvest trends and current events. As always, it’s a very interesting read.
Right out of the gate, one of the first things you’ll see is that in 2016 (the most current fully reported year of data...
Video of the Day: Mark Drury Manages a New Farm in Missouri
Jan 5, 2018
By Mark Kenyon
We’ve had Mark Drury as a guest on the 100% Wild Podcast a number of times over the past year, but one of my favorite discussions we had was this summer when we discussed his detailed plan for managing and improving a new property he’d bought in Missouri. Now, lucky for us, the Drury’s have put out a comprehensive video documenting that very process for all of us to see. It’s really interesting to see, in...
Video of the Day: Hunting is Conservation
Jan 16, 2017
By Mark Kenyon
“Hunting is conservation.” It’s a simple statement that many of us hold to be truth, and also the wisely selected slogan for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. More recently though, the RMEF has launched an ambitious video project that fleshes out that slogan and the deep-rooted beliefs behind it. How exactly does hunting equate to conservation?
In this video project, by the same name, the RMEF and a wide slate of...