An all new and improved Deer Steward Level 1 course is now available, with an updated agenda infused with the latest in deer research and management advice, filmed by the award-winning producers of Heartland Bowhunter television!
Through a unique partnership with Clemson University, hunters who have a high-speed Internet connection will start the Deer Steward class online, making Level 1 both convenient and affordable. Once registered, attendees gain access to a digital recording of one of our previous Deer Steward Level 1 courses (filmed in front of a live audience) and will have up to 180 days to complete the series of six sessions (broken down into approximately 16 hours over 20 topics) at their own pace.
Instructors and Continuing Education
- Kip Adams, Wildlife Biologist, QDMA’s Director of Conservation
- Joe Hamilton, Wildlife Biologist, QDMA’s Founder and Senior Advisor
- Dr. Craig Harper, Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist, University of Tennessee
- Dr. Karl V. Miller, Professor, University of Georgia
- Brian Murphy, Wildlife Biologist, QDMA CEO
- Matt Ross, Wildlife Biologist and Forester, QDMA Assistant Director of Conservation
Just like the in-person Deer Steward course, registrants must pass an exam to graduate and continuing education credits from either the Society of American Foresters and/or The Wildlife Society are available; in addition, we’re proud to also announce that Level 1 is now compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Graduates of online Deer Steward will be eligible to take one of the in-person Level 2 courses upon completion.
Once the application has been processed by the QDMA, the registrant will receive a unique username and password, as well as instructions on how to log onto the online Deer Steward system.
Active Duty Military in Combat Zones can click here to obtain a registration form to take the course free-of-charge.
**NOTE: The prices listed below will take effect March 1, 2020. If you register prior to March 1, you will get a $50 discount off the new pricing.**
$250 Non-QDMA Members (includes a QDMA membership)
$225 Regular QDMA Members
$200 QDMA Life Members, Sponsor Members and Corporate Sponsors, Partners and Supporters
FREE for Active Military in Combat Zones
Online fees increase $50 per level with Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits. Cost includes instruction and a course certificate.
If you have any questions regarding the online Deer Steward course please contact:
QDMA Assistant Director of Conservation