QDMA’s Deer Steward Program Now Includes Predator Management Course

The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is pleased to announce a much needed Predator Management course to its Deer Steward Certification Program. The three-day course takes place September 11 – 13, 2015 at Ames Plantation in Grand Junction, Tennessee, and is led by professional trapper Clint Cary. The addition of the course was prompted by hunters suffering high fawn predation.

In answer to demand from hunters suffering high fawn predation, QDMA is pleased to announce the addition of a Predator Management course to its highly successful Deer Steward Certification program.

The intensive three-day course will take place September 11-13 at Ames Plantation in Grand Junction, Tennessee, and will be led by professional trapper Clint Cary, owner of Tactical Trapping Services. Clint has been a speaker at the QDMA National Convention and Deer Steward courses. Through this new, comprehensive course he will teach all aspects of a predator management campaign, including: pre-planning, making successful sets, laying out a property for a campaign, trap modifications, lures, baits and other attractants, and more. The instruction will include a mix of in-class and in-the-field.

“In many regions of the whitetail’s range, managing fawn predation through trapping predators like coyotes and bobcats has become a valuable skill for deer hunters,” said Matt Ross, QDMA’s Certification Programs Manager. “This new Deer Steward module will give attendees the knowledge they need to launch their own effective predator management effort.”

Previous Deer Steward certification is not required to take this stand-alone course. The cost is $500 for QDMA members, $550 for non-members, and $450 for QDMA Life or Sponsor members. The cost includes instruction, a course guide, three meals, a copy of Clint Cary’s predator management book, and a QDMA membership with the non-member price. Travel, lodging and breakfast are not included. The course has been approved for Society of American Forester (SAF) CFE credits.

To Register:

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Or call (800) 209-DEER for more information and to register by phone.

About The Instructor

Clint Cary was taught how to trap at the age of 9 by his dad, Jeff. Clint and his wife, Trista, started their control business, Tactical Trapping Services (TTS), in 2006. TTS now manages thousands of acres of agricultural property to prevent flooding caused by beaver damage. They also have developed, implemented, and continue to manage predator control programs for wildlife management clients in several states. Clint is the author of the book “Predator Population Management.”