MLB® Player Jim Thome

IT'S THE DAY BEFORE THE FIREARM SEASON OPENS FOR WHITETAIL DEER IN ROSEAU COUNTY, MINNESOTA, AND THERE'S A SENSE OF URGENCY IN THE AIR.

Families are gathering. Trucks are being packed for deer camp. And trailers are being loaded with Polaris® ATVs and Polaris RANGER® Side x Sides.

The city of Roseau is the birthplace of Polaris Industries and home to a large facility where Polaris off-road vehicles are designed and manufactured. Polaris employees don't just build ATVs and Side x Sides, they use them year-round for transportation, farming, trail riding, ice fishing, and especially deer hunting. Sharing a border with Canada, this is big-buck country. Years ago, a nontypical whitetail taken in Roseau County scored 205-4/8th points.

QDMA Ensures the Future of Deer Hunting
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is a nonprofit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to ensuring a high-quality and sustainable future for whitetail deer and whitetail deer hunting. Founded in 1988, QDMA has more than 50,000 members-including many deer-management professionals-in all 50 states and several foreign countries. It also develops partnerships with state wildlife agencies, timber companies, hunting groups and product manufacturers.

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Prep for Winter: One quality many properties lack is an absence of prime winter cover for deer. Plant conifer (evergreen) trees like pine, spruce and fir to provide the thermal cover whitetails love during the cold months. State game agencies usually sell seedlings of such wildlife-friendly trees for a very nominal cost, and they can usually be ordered in bulk quantities.

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