• QDMA/NDA to Host Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting Virtually

    ATHENS, GA (October 28, 2020) – For the past 41 years, nothing stopped the largest, longest-running annual gathering of deer researchers in the nation, the Southeast Deer Study Group (SEDSG) meeting, until COVID-19. But QDMA and NDA are stepping up to ensure this important event stays alive in 2021 by hosting it as a virtual conference, […]

  • Federal Ammunition and the Quality Deer Management Association Launch a Dedicated Partnership

    ANOKA, Minnesota – May 8, 2020 – Federal Ammunition is proud to announce a strong promotional partnership with the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA). The arrangement includes key representation at QDMA’s national Field to Fork events slated for Georgia in October and Texas planned for December 2020. “We are excited to have Federal as a Field […]

  • Erik Schnelle Named QDMA Volunteer of the Year

    ATHENS, GA (April 21, 2020) – The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is pleased to announce that Erik Schnelle of Michigan has been named the 2019 QDMA Volunteer of the Year. “It’s hard to think of a volunteer who has put in more time, energy and passion to help further QDMA’s mission than Erik Schnelle,” said Josh […]

  • QDMA Names 2019 Deer Managers of the Year, Professional and Non-Professional

    ATHENS, GA (March 31, 2020) – The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) announced the winners of its 2019 Al Brothers Professional and Non-Professional Deer Manager of the Year awards recently at QDMA’s 2020 Whitetail Weekend event. The Haslam family of Georgia earned the non-professional award while Adam Keith and Matt Dye of Missouri took home […]

  • QDMA and Kalkomey Launch First-Ever Deer Hunting 101 Online Course

    ATHENS, GA (October 21, 2019) – The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) and Kalkomey Enterprises, LLC have partnered to deliver the Today’s Hunter Deer 101 course, the first-ever online course of its kind, developed to teach prospective deer hunters everything they need to know to be safe and successful. “Learning how to become a deer hunter […]

  • QDMA Seeks Director of Business and Field Operations

    ATHENS, GA (October 15, 2019) – The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is seeking a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic and process-minded business professional to lead its day-to-day internal and field operations. The successful candidate will have experience scaling an organization, leading a management team and developing a performance culture among a diverse group of employees. They […]

  • QDMA Joins Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters in Defending Public Deer Hunting Land

    ATHENS, GA (August 28, 2019) – The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is now an official conservation partner of Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters, a group dedicated to preserving Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). This nearly 1.1 million-acre wilderness area is home to some of the best backcountry white-tailed deer hunting in the United States […]

  • Dr. Bronson Strickland Named QDMA’s Professional Deer Manager of the Year

    ATHENS, GA (July 29, 2019) – QDMA is pleased to name Dr. Bronson Strickland as the winner of the 2019 Al Brothers Professional Deer Manager of the Year Award. Strickland is a professor of wildlife management and the Extension Wildlife Specialist at Mississippi State University whose work focuses on questions of interest to deer hunters […]

  • Missouri Conservation Funding Remains Intact Thanks to Hunters

    ATHENS, GA (June 25, 2019) – QDMA commends its members and other hunting and fishing enthusiasts in Missouri for successfully opposing HJR 18, a resolution that would have required ballot approval every six years for the state’s Conservation Sales Tax to be renewed. In a win for wildlife, the resolution failed through lack of action by […]

  • QDMA Commends Utah DWR Decision to Stop Deer Relocation

    ATHENS, GA (May 7, 2019) – QDMA applauds the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources for its decision to discontinue relocating urban deer to open rangelands due to the risk of potentially spreading chronic wasting disease (CWD).  “The majority of disease experts agree the quickest ways to spread CWD are through the transportation of live deer and […]