QDMA Canada Adds Three New Board Members

QDMA Canada Adds Three New Board Members

ATHENS, GA (March 27, 2018) – The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is pleased to announce three new members have joined QDMA Canada’s Board of Directors. Eight people currently make up the Board; four from the U.S. and four from Canada.

Paul Plantinga
Paul is a Life Member of QDMA and a Deer Steward II graduate who resides in Michigan. He first heard about QDMA in 1998 and went on to pioneer the Thumb Area Branch with other local supporters. This February, the Branch celebrated its 18th banquet. Paul has held the positions of president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary within the Branch, and he remains a Branch director. Paul’s hunting experience ranges from North America, South Africa, Ireland, and Australia. His preferred big game animal is the white-tailed deer, which he has hunted in many states and provinces.

Fred Zink
Fred grew up on an Ohio farm where he became familiar with the outdoors because of his father’s work as a hunting guide. His impact on the hunting industry grew as the owner of Avian-X decoys and Zink Calls. He also had his hand in developing one of the first portable ground blinds for waterfowl hunters. Even with a significant role in waterfowl hunting, Fred is a QDMA member, Deer Steward graduate, and an active QDM practitioner. As an avid deer hunter and manager, Fred is looking forward to giving back to another part of the outdoor industry.

Tom Brooke
Tom is a QDMA Life Member who has been a QDMA Canada board member in the past and has also served in a provincial wildlife advisory position. Tom is a longtime Shimano employee and current board member for the company. He recently stepped down as chair of Ontario’s Fish and Wildlife Heritage Commission. In this photo, Tom is pictured on the right. On the left is QDMA founder Joe Hamilton.

QDMA is looking forward to working with these dedicated individuals to further the mission of the organization.

About QDMA

QDMA is dedicated to ensuring the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage. Founded in 1988, QDMA is a national nonprofit wildlife conservation organization with more than 60,000 members in all 50 states and Canada. To learn more about QDMA and why it is the future of deer hunting, call 800-209-3337 or visit www.QDMA.com. QDMA can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheQDMA, Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheQDMA, and Instagram at www.instagram.com/theqdma.