Quality Deer Management Association is a national organization
Founded in 1988, the QDMA has more than 60,000 members in all 50 states and several foreign countries. Since the beginning, QDMA has worked to educate its members and all deer hunters about the benefits of the Quality Deer Management (QDM) philosophy. This effort – aided by the support of numerous member-volunteers, corporate sponsors, and other QDM advocates – has rapidly increased awareness and implementation of QDM throughout North America, resulting in healthier, more balanced deer populations and more rewarding hunting experiences.
As it grew in membership and influence, QDMA also began working to secure a sustainable future for wild white-tailed deer through practical research and by advocating for wise policy and regulation that will protect our hunting heritage. Additionally, QDMA works to attract, assist, educate and guide young and new hunters to ensure they become tomorrow’s stewards of whitetails and all wildlife.
- Safe and ethical hunting.
- Adherence to wildlife and trespass laws.
- Appropriate harvests of adult does where needed.
- Education of hunters and non-hunters toward a better understanding of wildlife management.
- Hunter involvement in education and management.
- Cooperation with wildlife biologists and enforcement officers.
- Restraint in harvesting young bucks.
- Stewardship and appreciation of all wildlife.
- See more at: https://www.qdma.com/about/#sthash.iYEyvHpm.dpuf
We are a Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association. Our focus is on Research, Education, Advocacy, Certification and Hunting. All areas are based on sound science and done to benefit deer and all game and non-game species of wildlife in NEPA.
2016 Branch Activities and stuff
We had plenty of things to do , meetings to attend, projects to complete and fun activities. Our usual core group was present for all of these, but we can ALWAYS use extra hands!! We encourage everyone to get engaged with YOUR Branch and volunteer for some activities in the coming year. We post upcoming activities/projects on our FB page, website and also send email to everyone for whom we have addresses. The following is a list of what we accomplished as a Branch in the past year alone:
FEB: 17 PSU EXT CROP DAY @ VFW
27 COMMUNITY MIXER @ APPLETREE TERRACE
MARCH: 5 HABITAT WORK DAY ON SGL 219
18-19 BANQUET SET UP AND BANQUET
APRIL: 2 HABITAT WORK DAY ON SGL 219 W/ RGS & NWTF
MAY 22: SPONSORED AND ATTENDED THE RGS HABITAT SHOOT @ RMSC
JUNE: 1 MET WITH PGC, NWTF AND RGS TO PLAN HABITAT PROJECTS ON SGL
18 ATTENDED/DONATED WF MOORE NWTF BANQUET
23 HOSTED THE MONTHLY MTG OF PFSC/SCFSC @ RMSC
30 ATTEND PHEASANTS FOREVER SHOOT @ RMSC
AUGUST: 13 HABITAT WORK DAY SPRAYIN ON SGL 219 W/ RGS
16 AG PROGRESS DAYS @ PSU AG RESEARCH AREA
18 MET WITH PGC ON SGL 35 TO DONATE EQUIPMENT (VALUE $1000+)
21 FIELD DAY ON SELLERS PROPERTY
27 ATTENDED/ADVERTISED AT DELTA WATERFOWL BANQUET AT WYSOX FC
SEPTEMBER: 15 DIFFENBACK LECTURE AT CARBONDALE HS ON DEER MOVEMENT
16 MET WITH PGC ON SGL 219 TO DONATE FOR THE HYDRAULIC HOSES FOR FECON
16 SGL HABITAT WORK DAY SPRAYING ON 219
17 PHEASANTS FOREVER BANQUET
18 QDMA/NWTF "BUCK AND TOM BLAST" @ RMSC
OCTOBER: 6 MT. LION SEMINAR @ CARBONDALE HS W/ WAYNE-LACKAWANNA FOREST LANDOWNERS
8 YOUTH BIRD HUNT @ SALT SPRINGS PARK W/ NWTF
NOVEMBER: 11 RGS BANQUET @ APPLE TREE TERRACE
13 ANNUAL OPEN MEETING AND ELECTION OF BOD
DECEMBER: 17 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY/BANQUET KICK-OFF MTG
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST: MONTHLY MEETINGS (3RD THURSDAY OF MONTH), CHANGING/UPDATING OF WEBSITE, CREATING/ADMIN OF FB PAGE, BUS TRIP TO SUNY FOR HABITAT WALK, QDMA BOOTH AT GREAT EASTERN OUTDOOR SHOW, QDMA IN CLASSROOMS, ARCHERY IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM, SPONSOR WILDLIFE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY, DONATE TO SILVER LAKE ROGER EVERITT MEMORIAL,
PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR PFSC AND SCFSC, HOST A TREE SALE, WE ADVISED ON HABITAT PLANS ON PROPERTIES IN SUSQUEHANNA CO.,ATTENDED DEER STEWARD AND CONTINUING EDU CLASSES, AND WE SOLICIT DONATIONS/SPONSORSHIPS/PRIZES FOR BANQUET AND SHOOT.
AS YOU CAN SEE, WE ARE BUSY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, NOT JUST AT BANQUET TIME!! AS I SAID, MORE HELP IS ALWAYS NEEDED AND APPRECIATED. WE CAN'T DO THESE THINGS WITHOUT THE HARD WORK/DEDICATION OF BRANCH DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS!! I THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING AND AM HONORED TO SERVE YOU AS YOUR BRANCH PRESIDENT AND LOOK FORWARD TO ACCOMPLISHING MORE IN 2017.
Hope to see you at the next meeting: Mike Koneski, Branch President