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First Ever QDMA Level I Deer Steward Course in Canada

September 8-12, Cayamant, Quebec at Eastern Canadian Outfitters
with a fishing package included

The Canada course will be unique in that it's composed of both instruction and R&R time, is limited to 20 attendees and is all inclusive with on-site lodging and fishing for lake trout, northern pike and bass. The course will focus on the four Cornerstones of QDM: Herd Management, Habitat Management, Hunter Management, and Herd Monitoring.

The Deer Steward I courses provide a comprehensive understanding of these cornerstones and includes Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits from the Society of American Foresters (SAF).

Program Overview

Deer Steward QDMA's individual certification program. This program includes three levels of potential achievement, and each must be completed in sequence.

  • Deer Steward I will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the key principles of deer and habitat biology, ecology and management.
  • Deer Steward II will teach students how to apply the principles learned in level one through hands-on and field experience.
  • Deer Steward III, the most prestigious, must be earned through an individual’s long-term service to QDMA, and/or the white-tailed deer

pdfSample Deer Steward I Agenda (PDF)

Program Costs

In-person Canada Course (Level I only):

    $1,300 Non-QDMA Members (includes a QDMA membership)
    $1,250 Regular QDMA Members
    $1,200 QDMA Life Members, Sponsor Members and Corporate Sponsors, Partners and Supporters.

Early Bird discount ($50 off per level) will be applied if paying on/before February 19th, 2016. Special group savings also available for QDMA Branch officers/directors (up to 25% off). Discounts cannot be combined. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

Cost includes instruction, most meals, a course handbook and CD, five 1-year QDMA gift memberships ($150 value), coupons for "The Shed" and Life/Sponsor memberships (10-35% off) and a framed course certificate. Travel and lodging are not included. Once your course application form has been received and processed, you will be provided instructions regarding lodging, directions to course venues and a list of suggested readings prior to attending the course.

How to Register

  • By phoning the QDMA National Office at: 800-209-3337
  • By faxing a completed registration form to: 706-353-0223
  • By mailing a completed registration form to:

P.O. Box 160
Bogart, GA 30622

pdfClick here to print the Deer Steward I Registration Form

Once all openings for the courses are filled, applicants will be placed on a waiting list for the next available course in the order their applications were received.

More information is available on the website.