QDMA to conduct Troy seminar

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 30, 2002

The Quality Deer Management Association will be holding a seminar on July 13 in Troy. A number of deer biologists and wildlife speakers will be on hand to discuss the QDM.

The QDM is a management philosophy/practice that unites landowners, hunters and managers in common goal of producing biologically and socially balanced deer herds within existing environmental, social and legal constraints. This approach typically involves the protection of young bucks (yearlings and some 2.5 year-olds) combined with an adequate harvest of female deer to maintain a healthy population in balance with existing habitat conditions and landowner desires. This level of deer management involves the production of quality deer (bucks, does, and fawns), quality habitat, quality hunting experiences, and, most importantly, quality hunters.

Founded in 1988, the QDMA currently has over 12,000 members in 48 states and several foreign countries including over 600 deer management professionals – more than any other white-tailed deer organization. The QDMA has developed numerous partnerships with state wildlife agencies, timber companies, hunting groups, and product manufacturers. These partnerships have increased both the awareness of the QDMA and participation in the Association’s management philosophy, Quality Deer Management (QDM).

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The site for the July seminar will be released at a later date.