Quality Deer Management Association Announces Schedule for 2013 National Convention

Quality Deer Management Association 2013 National Convention
Quality Deer Management Association 2013 National Convention
Quality Deer Management Association
Quality Deer Management Association

BOGART, Ga. --(Ammoland.com)-The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is pleased to announce the full schedule of events for its 13th Annual National Convention to be held July 18-21 at The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia.

QDMA will celebrate its 25th anniversary at the 2013 National Convention as the event returns to Athens, home of QDMA’s National Headquarters. Recognizing how critical the education component is to Convention, the family-friendly format will include traditional seminars plus many new events and activities.

New Convention features include:

·       Hunters Hall – where registered Convention attendees can converse one-on-one with QDMA sponsors and partners about the latest hunting and deer management products.

·       Field trips as well as workshops for small groups focused on hunting tips and strategies.

·       The opportunity for volunteers and members to meet by region to discuss regional issues and current regional news.

·       New ladies’ and kids’ events.

·       Rack Pack events (to be held in Hunters Hall) include: An archery range, a BB range, laser shot, rattle bag making, live wildlife and survival bracelet demonstration/class.

2013 QDMA National Convention Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, July 17:

5-9 p.m. – Registration

 

Thursday, July 18:

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Seminars

·       9 a.m. – Matt Ross, Mature Buck Movements: Groundbreaking Research

·       10 a.m. – Dan Perez of Whitetail Properties: Property Design and Layout to Harvest Mature Bucks

·       11 a.m. – C.J. Winand of Bowhunter Magazine: Trophy Buck Strategies

2-3:30 p.m. – General Session

3:45-4:45 p.m. – Whitetail Ramblings

5-6 p.m. – Life Members & Major Donor Social

6:30-9 p.m. – Homecoming Celebration Dinner

·       Entertainment provided by Bobby Kendall – www.facebook.com/BobbyKendallMusic

 

Friday, July 19:

8-10:45 a.m. – Workshops (at The Classic Center)

·       8-9:15 a.m. – Aging Deer via Jawbones, QDMA Staff

·       9:30-10:45 a.m. – Advanced Stand Placement and Hunting Strategies, Dr. Grant Woods

8 a.m. & 10 a.m. – Optional Field Trips to visit UGA’s Deer Research Facility

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Field Modules (at QDMA National Headquarters)

·       8:30-9:20 a.m. – Fighting the Odds to Produce Quality Food Plots, Rans Thomas

·       8:30-9:20 a.m. – Hinge Cutting for Better Deer Habitat, Jim Brauker, Ph.D.

·       9:30-10:20 a.m. – Selecting Wildlife Trees and Shrubs, Bob Wallace

·       9:30-10:20 a.m. – Coyote Trapping, Clint Cary

·       10:30-11:20 a.m. – Advanced Seedbed Preparation and Planting Techniques, Bobby Cole

·       10:30-11:20 a.m. – Hog Trapping, Rod Pinkston

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Botanical Gardens Trip for Ladies & Children

12-2:30 p.m. – Whitetail Reunion Luncheon

2:30-6 p.m. – Hunters Hall Open

3-4:30 p.m. – Leadership Session

·       Special guest Tom McKee, author of The New Breed: Understanding & Equipping the 21st Century Volunteer. Tom is also president and owner of www.volunteerpower.com, a leadership development firm specializing in volunteerism. He has over 40 years of experience with volunteer leadership and has spoken to more than a million people around the world.

6-7:15 p.m. – Social

Dinner on Your Own – Enjoy Downtown Athens

 

Saturday, July 20:

8-10:45 a.m. – Workshops (at The Classic Center)

·       8-9:15 a.m. – Deer Processing: Field to Table, Karl and Renee Miller

·       9:30-10:45 a.m. – Hunting from the Sky: Selecting Stand Sites from Aerial Photos, Neil Dougherty

8 a.m. & 10 a.m. – Optional Field Trips to visit UGA’s Deer Research Facility

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Field Modules (at QDMA National Headquarters)

·       8:30-9:20 a.m. – Fighting the Odds to Produce Quality Food Plots, Rans Thomas

·       8:30-9:20 a.m. – Hinge Cutting for Better Deer Habitat, Jim Brauker, Ph.D.

·       9:30-10:20 a.m. – Selecting Wildlife Trees and Shrubs, Bob Wallace

·       9:30-10:20 a.m. – Coyote Trapping, Clint Cary

·       10:30-11:20 a.m. – Advanced Seedbed Preparation and Planting Techniques, Scott Railey

·       10:30-11:20 a.m. – Hog Trapping, Rod Pinkston

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Hunters Hall Open
2-3:30 p.m. – Ladies Only Social

4-5 p.m. – QDMA & Whitetails – Today & Tomorrow

6-7 p.m. – Social

7-10 p.m. – 25th Anniversary Banquet & Auction

 

Sunday, July 21:

8:30-10:30 a.m. – Regional Meetings

 

 

Registration: To register or for more information, log onto www.qdma.com/corporate/national-convention or call (800) 209-3337. Questions about the National Convention and the registration process can be emailed to convention@qdma.com as well.

 

Lodging: For lodging, book your reservation by visiting www.qdma.com/corporate/national-convention or by phone. When booking your room, mention QDMA.

Classic City Hilton Garden Inn: (706)-353-6800
Foundry Park Inn: (706) 549-7020
Hotel Indigo: (706) 546-0430

 

Transportation to and from The Classic Center, Field Modules and UGA Deer Research:

On Friday and Saturday mornings, QDMA will have buses running every 15 minutes from all three locations starting at 7:45 a.m.

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 nearly 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 www.QDMA.com. QDMA can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheQDMA and Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheQDMA.

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