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#3557269 - 01/22/14 04:11 PM QDMA Whitetail Summit to Address Declining Herds
gil1
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QDMA to Convene First-Ever Whitetail Summit to Address Declining Deer Herds and Other Threats

Declining deer herds and other threats to North America’s deer-hunting heritage will be the focus of the first-ever North American Whitetail Summit being convened by QDMA, March 3-6, at Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, Missouri.

“Whitetail numbers are down throughout much of their range due to many factors including EHD, predators, and even over-harvest,” said QDMA CEO and wildlife biologist Brian Murphy. “In some areas, herds are below what the habitat can support and what provides a quality hunting experience. This is a serious issue with significant long-term implications for the future of deer hunting.”

In response to this and other alarming trends, QDMA is convening a first-of-its-kind Whitetail Summit and inviting leaders and stakeholders from the entire whitetail community, including deer hunters, state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, the hunting industry, media, universities, and landowners. The goal of the summit is to identify key challenges to the future of deer hunting and to begin addressing them one-by-one through industry-wide cooperation, within the context of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.

Numerous representatives of stakeholder groups have already committed to attend, and featured speakers will include internationally acclaimed conservationist Shane Mahoney; Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and Dan Forster, President of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, a deer hunter and former Vice Presidential candidate, will address Whitetail Summit attendees through a video message. The Whitetail Summit is co-sponsored by QDMA, Bass Pro Shops and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with additional support from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Missouri Department of Conservation and numerous other companies, agencies and organizations.

“Whitetail hunters have had it extremely good for a long time, but there are many challenges ahead that will require cooperation and hard work,” said Murphy. “The Whitetail Summit is the first step in this process.”

Whitetail Summit attendance is limited. For more information on attending, please visit: http://www.qdma.com/corporate/qdmas-whitetail-summit


About QDMA
QDMA is dedicated to ensuring the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage. Founded in 1988, QDMA is a national nonprofit wildlife conservation organization with more than 50,000 members in all 50 states and Canada. To learn more about QDMA and why it is the future of deer hunting, call 800-209-3337 or visit http://www.QDMA.com. QDMA can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheQDMA and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TheQDMA.

Media members wishing to join QDMA’s Media Network can contact Tanner Tedeschi at tanner@qdma.com. If you are already subscribed to the Media Network but wish to be unsubscribed from the list, please inform Tanner and you will be removed.
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#3557303 - 01/22/14 04:41 PM Re: QDMA Whitetail Summit to Address Declining Herds [Re: gil1]
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Very nice.
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#3557383 - 01/22/14 06:05 PM Re: QDMA Whitetail Summit to Address Declining Herds [Re: smstone22]
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Any of our TWRA guys joining in?
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#3557842 - 01/23/14 07:43 AM Re: QDMA Whitetail Summit to Address Declining Herds [Re: Frank G]
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I'm a tad dubious about this "symposium." But I'll wait until I hear the consensus before I comment further.
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#3557938 - 01/23/14 08:47 AM Re: QDMA Whitetail Summit to Address Declining Herds [Re: BSK]
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First i even heard about it. I shall wait to comment as well.
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#3558065 - 01/23/14 10:22 AM Re: QDMA Whitetail Summit to Address Declining Herds [Re: BigGameGuy]
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I wasn't aware that deer numbers were in a decline other than a possible normal fluctuation?? \:\(
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#3558702 - 01/23/14 08:30 PM Re: QDMA Whitetail Summit to Address Declining Herds [Re: Hunter 257W]
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We're not experiencing significant regional declines in any of our big game species.
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#3558722 - 01/23/14 08:43 PM Re: QDMA Whitetail Summit to Address Declining Herds [Re: BigGameGuy]
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It seems to be mostly Midwestern states where all of the concern from what I've been seeing. MN DNR is getting tons of flack. Im really only concerned with turkeys here.
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#3558847 - 01/23/14 11:28 PM Re: QDMA Whitetail Summit to Address Declining Herds [Re: smstone22]
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"Whitetail numbers are down throughout much of their range..."

I'd like to see the data on that.

QDMA better be careful with statements and events like this. On the surface, it looks like a fundraiser. If whitetail numbers are in fact on the decline in the Midwest, then that's what they should say. To say whitetail numbers are down "throughout much of their range" is one heck of a statement that they better back up with some data.

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#3559024 - 01/24/14 07:35 AM Re: QDMA Whitetail Summit to Address Declining Herds [Re: CAW]
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 Originally Posted By: CAW
"Whitetail numbers are down throughout much of their range..."

I'd like to see the data on that.

QDMA better be careful with statements and events like this. On the surface, it looks like a fundraiser.


And THAT is why I'm dubious. Can anyone say "The sky is falling!"? Now I'm not discounting anything. But I want to see the data.
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