The forming of a QDMA cooperative is made up of a group of landowners, farmers, hunters and members of the community are willing to work
together to improve the quality of the deer herd, lessen crop damage, ornamental landscape damage while improving the overall hunting
experiences. For an excellent publication that provides a step-by-step approach to forming cooperatives QDMA's booklet Developing Successful
QDM Cooperative, go to www.QDMA.com. Many articles have been written in Quality Whitetails of cooperatives that are successful.
If you would like to organize a QDMA Cooperative, contact E.W. Grimes, Director of the Maryland State Chapter QDMA.
1. The Forestland Group QDMA Co-op
2. The Bachman Valley QDMA Co-op
4. The Chester River QDMA Co-op
3. The Potomac Fish & Game
QDMA Co-op - Organized 2008
These are some of the QDM
Co-ops across Maryland!
If you want your Co-op to be listed
here, contact us!
Keys to a successful QDM Co-op:
Communication - Compromise - Rules & Consequences - Patience
You have to provide Herd Management, Habitat Management, Hunter Management & Herd Monitoring!
Let bucks gain some age, increase available nutrition, shoot the right number of does and you are in business!
Matthew Mundorf with his 148 5/8 inch swamp
monster. This buck is 6 1/2 years old and field dressed
Pete Pappas harvested this Huge
Buck on the Chester River QDM
property. 4-1/2 years old with 20
inch spread. Pete has the sheds
from last year. This buck grew 32
inches in one year to 170-3/8.
Jean Pierre Bell with his 155 6/8
inch QDM Bow Buck!
Jeff Clark with his 156 5/8 inch
Muzzleloader QDM Buck!
Richie Ringold with his 130" Bow
QDM Buck! Richie is 13 years old.
Buddy Klepper with his 168 5/8"
QDM Coop Monster.
Ron Coleman with his 142-7/8"
CMF Coop Buck. 4-1/2 years old.
Josh Clark with his 139-7/8" CMF
Matt Shirico with his 139-3/8" QDM
Coop Buck. 4-1/2 years old.
Congrats Timmy on this 5-1/2 year
old 148-4/8 inch monster!
Shawn's CMF Buck!
Phil English eight point Buck. 162
4/8 inch bow kill! Chester River
Harvesting Does for QDM
"I guess it was about 7 years ago when I started really getting interested in the
QDM approach and read a lot about QDM. The tough thing for those of us that
have property and long time friends you hunt with is convincing them of the
results, especially gun hunters that can only hunt one week of gun season and
don't want to pass up that 2-1/2 or 3-1/2 yr olds. It's a tough decision but usually
they will end up going somewhere else to hunt. The bow hunters seem to have a
different mentality as they tend to be receptive to the QDM approach. We started
harvesting plenty of does early on and we did take several 130
class bucks, since then we have taken 3 bucks over 145 gross 2-150's and the
last one close to 170....Thanks to QDM practices and most importantly being
part of Chester River QDM Co-op."
CO-OP NEWS & PHOTO GALLERY
(Scroll down for latest news and photo's)
JEFFERY WOLFE - OCTOBER 2011
150-7/8 MAIN FRAME 8 POINT WITH KICKERS (ABOVE)
MATT SORVERO - OCTOBER 2011
FIRST BUCK WITH BOW (RIGHT)
BRIAN SEARS - OCTOBER 20, 2011 - BRIAN HARVESTED THIS MONSTER ON CMF QDM COOP.
CMF BUCK - OCTOBER 2011
Congrats to Brendan Mundorf with 158 4/8 buck they called old
yeller. This buck was 5.5 years old .Great job Bitmore
"CONGRATS TO COLE SOVERO WITH HIS JUNIOR SHOTGUN BUCK SCORING 147 7/8"
CMF Buck 2011 - Scores 152-3/8"
Congrats to Ron Coleman from CMF Hunting. Ron has been
the driving force of CMF for 11 years. All the hard work
harvesting does at the right time of year and orphaning fawns
is paying off! We really appreciate all the effort our club
members have put in and it is showing.
STEVE MICHAELS - 2011 - SCORE 139-3/8" - CONGRATS!
DENNIS BURNS - 2011 - SCORE 136-7/8" - CONGRATS!
MATT MUNDORF - 2011 - SCORE 155" - CONGRATS!
JAKE FRANTZ - 2011 - SCORE 156-2/8" - CONGRATS!
KRISTEN NICKERSON - 2011 - CONGRATS!