ATHENS, GA (September 28, 2017) – In September, the Ohio Division of Pure Assets (DNR) grew to become the sixth state wildlife company to obtain the High quality Deer Administration Affiliation’s (QDMA’s) Deer Steward coaching in a custom-made course for his or her employees. Ohio DNR set a customized agenda by selecting subjects from Deer Steward ranges I and II from QDMA’s fashionable coaching course for hunters.

“This course helped our staff grow to be higher ambassadors for our deer program, regardless if they’re working with non-public landowners or enhancing habitat on our state-owned wildlife areas,” mentioned Mike Tonkovich, Deer Program Administrator for Ohio DNR. “I’m happy that quite a few our state service foresters attended the occasion as nicely. These guys and gals work every day with non-public landowners, lots of whom have an curiosity in enhancing their properties for deer via correct forest administration. This course helped strengthen current relationships and solid new ones among the many company employees represented.”

QDMA’s three-day course centered on whitetail ecology, habitat administration and herd administration. QDMA employees members educating the course included QDMA Founder Joe Hamilton, CEO Brian Murphy, Director of Conservation Kip Adams, and Assistant Director of Conservation Matt Ross, all skilled wildlife biologists. Different audio system included Dr. Karl V. Miller from the College of Georgia, Dr. Craig Harper from the College of Tennessee, Anna Mitterling from Michigan United Conservation Golf equipment and Bob Nack from the Wisconsin Division of Pure Assets.

Prior to now, QDMA has created custom-made Deer Steward programs for state wildlife businesses in Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee in addition to for all the employees of Whitetail Properties land specialists. Initially, Deer Steward programs had been designed to offer superior deer information for deer hunters, and most public courses embody attendees with skilled backgrounds since QDMA provides persevering with training credit and a particular low cost for company personnel, however demand for custom-made programs for businesses and personal corporations has been rising.

For extra details about the Deer Steward program, go to To request a custom-made course for big non-public teams, contact Matt Ross at . To request a custom-made course for big non-public teams, contact Matt Ross at

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