QDMA’s critically-acclaimed Deer Steward Course incorporates multiple instructors from a variety of backgrounds, and they cover a wide array of topics over two weekends for Deer Steward Levels I and II. Combined, it’s the most comprehensive and intensive program of its kind.

However, we also realize that to excel at something you really need to spend as much time as possible on it. So, in 2015 we launched an exciting new addition to this series: the Deer Steward Modules. These Modules are topic-specific, where attendees focus on only one aspect of deer management over a couple of days. 

2018 In-person Modules

QDMA is pleased to offer two in person Deer Steward Modules in 2018. 

Habitat Enhancement Module
June 22-24, Knoxville, Pennsylvania, (Kip Adams’ Field 4 Hunting Camp)

The Habitat Enhancement module will be led by Dr. Craig Harper. Dr. Harper is a professor and the Extension Wildlife Specialist at the University of Tennessee, and has also been a speaker at numerous National Conventions and Deer Steward courses. This Module will cover various means of mechanical and chemical control and enhancement of ground-level vegetation in forests, fields and food plots to improve deer forage and cover on a property.

Antlered Assets: Identifying and Investing in a QDM Fixer Upper
July 19, New Orleans, Louisiana (2018 QDMA National Convention)

The Antlered Assets module will be led by Whitetail Properties CEO Dan Perez, and will discuss locating potential properties, risk/benefit analyses, building a prospectus, ROI, sweat equity and forced appreciation. This half-day training will be held at the start of QDMA’s 2018 National Convention, and attendees can sign-up independently or as an add-on to standard convention registration packages.


Registration opens April 1, 2018.
To register call (800) 209-3337 or Download a Registration Form.

Habitat Enhancement Module – $500 for QDMA members, $550 for non-members, $450 for Life or Sponsor members.
Antlered Assets Module – $100 for QDMA Members, $125 for non-members or $75 for Life or Sponsor Members.
What’s Included: instruction, course guide, certificate, some meals/snacks, and QDMA membership for non-member price.
What’s Not Included: some meals, travel and lodging (lodging option will be reserved, information provided after registration)

CFE Credit: TBD
Cancellation PolicyApplicants of Deer Steward Modules shall be entitled to a full refund of course fees if the QDMA National Office is notified within fourteen (14) business days of the course date. Cancellations made less than fourteen (14) business days from the course date shall entitle the applicant to a fifty percent (50%) refund of course fees. No refunds shall be made for cancellations less than two (2) business days before the course date.

If you have questions regarding course availability or registration, please contact the QDMA National Office at 800-209-3337.

If you have any questions regarding course content please contact:

Matt Ross
QDMA Assistant Director of Conservation
Phone: 518-391-8414