The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC), in partnership with the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), will distribute 3,000 QDMA educational posters to more than 700 schools.
“These posters are a great fit for the 700-plus schools involved in our Outdoor Education programs,” said Lance Meek, ODWC’s Senior Information and Education Specialist. “The students at these schools are already learning about archery, hunting, fishing and more. However, the teachers are always eager for more curriculum to use in their classrooms. I think that these posters will go a long way toward teaching young hunters that they are an important part of wildlife management.”
Half of the posters are QDMA’s Selective Antlerless Harvest Poster, which outlines techniques for selective antlerless deer harvest including how to tell the difference between does and fawns and how to avoid harvesting button bucks. The other 1,500 posters are QDMA’s Jawbone Removal and Aging Poster, which details the tools needed and step-by-step process for removing deer jawbones and estimating age using the tooth replacement and wear method.
The ODWC also added a poster to the package for schools they created called “Young Buck or Old Buck?”
Schools receiving these educational posters participate in ODWC’s Outdoor Education programs including the National Archery in the Schools Program, Explore Bowhunting, Explore Bowfishing, Hunter Education and Fishing in the Schools.
QDMA applauds the ODWC for its efforts to help students learn about deer hunting and management in school.
With the advent of our youth education and outreach program, the Rack Pack, QDMA wants to do more for the classrooms throughout the country, and we now offer QDMA in the Classroom memberships. You can help make a difference in the community where you live and hunt by sponsoring a school near you. For more information, please e-mail QDMA’s Youth Education and Outreach Manager Hank Forester.
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