There's no doubt that Midwestern deer hunters refuse to sit back and watch the best deer hunting on the planet quietly go to hell. They are all over their state's officials and they are asking all the right questions. Deer hunters know plenty about managing deer these days and are not afraid to show it. Declining deer herds is the lead topic at the National Deer Summit meeting being hosted this spring by the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA). Hundreds of deer experts, state wildlife managers, hunting industry leaders, the outdoor press, and just plain deer hunters will be gathering the first weekend in March in Springfield, Missouri, to dig into this problem and hopefully come up with solutions. Disappearing deer are a serious problem and the guys that get paid to manage them had better have some pretty good answers.