The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) will award deserving students with scholarships to attend a Deer Steward course in 2014.

Applications will be accepted from high school juniors and seniors or college students who are interested in a career in wildlife management. For each of the in-person Deer Steward Certification Courses offered this year, QDMA will present at least one student with a scholarship to attend free-of-charge.

QDMA’s individual Certification Program includes three levels of potential achievement: Deer Steward I, II, and III. Level I provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the four cornerstones of QDM: herd management, habitat management, hunter management, and herd monitoring. Level II focuses on the application of these principles through hands-on field experience. Level III must be earned through an individual’s long-term service to QDMA and/or the white-tailed deer. Courses must be taken in succession.

2014 Dates and Locations
Level I Course:

April 11-14 – West Monroe, Louisiana – Field Trip: Duck Commander/Buck Commander Warehouse

Level II Courses:
June 27-30 – Tallahassee, Florida, at the Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area

September 5-8 ­– Hornell, New York, at NorthCountry Whitetails’ Demo Property

Course details along with scholarship applications are posted at www.QDMA.com. Navigate to the Deer Steward page under the “Advanced Ed” menu.

Applications must be received by March 1, 2014.

Interested students can contact Matt Ross, QDMA Certification Programs Manager, at mross@qdma.com or (518) 280-3714 with questions.

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