Ten Years And Just Getting Started

Mike Owens; GMS - Game Management Software
Mike Owens; GMS – Game Management Software
GMS – Game Management Software

Waco, TX -(AmmoLand.com)- What a great ride it has been and we are only getting started!

2016 marks the tenth anniversary for GMS. To be exact, it was May 1, 2006 when we first took our record-keeping software to market. Our very first paying client were good friends in Bosque County Texas – Mike and JoBeth Vanacek with V-Bharre Ranch (www.huntingtexastrophies.com). Thank you both so much for believing in our product and encouraging us to “go big.”

We have gone big! Not only have we developed the most advanced record-keeping technology in the deer farming industry, we are also the No. 1 most used product in this industry with over 1,000 deer farm owners, ranch managers, consultants, veterinarians, and hobbyists using our product to keep up with the rigorous data details required in this awesome industry, and there is no end in sight.

With the recent release of our Fieldmaster mobile device software, we have taken the task of keeping accurate records to a whole new level. Again at the forefront of this market, there is no other product on the market like it. The cumbersome task of keeping records using pen and paper has met its nemesis.

The Fieldmaster mobile device software is just one of many in a long list of developments to our product. The Dream Deer feature allows you to mix and match pedigrees to see “what if” scenarios. Other enhancements include the medication inventory module, viewing a “line” of a pedigree at a glance, creating consignment forms, sending and receiving DNA pedigree information via NADR (North American Deer Registry), transferring data between GMS clients, and the list goes on and on.

One might wonder, “How in the world can they always come up with new innovations and ideas to keep this product relevant and on top of this industry?” The answer is pretty straightforward.

When we began this journey, we knew our knowledge of the deer farming industry would only take us so far. With this industry growing at such a fast pace, we knew if we didn’t figure out a way to stay on top of the needs, we would be left in the dirt pretty quick. Our philosophy was simple. We will listen to our clients and potential clients i.e. – the industry – and they will tell us what the needs are and what direction we will take for each new build/update.

One other small piece to this philosophy is that we committed from the beginning to stay true to the deer/cervid industry. We have never strayed into the domestic livestock industries such as cattle, sheep, equine etc…. and I believe this loyalty to the deer industry has been key in separating us from all other products on the market.

As I look back over the past 10 years on our product development, I can see specific functions of the program that were suggested by our clients. This has made the cliché of “built for deer farmers by deer farmers” a true statement for us when describing our product.

We can’t thank you enough for your continued feedback, support and loyalty, and we are looking forward to a fantastic 2016. There are lots of new updates on their way along with new specials and ways you can take advantage of this awesome product, so stay tuned more on its way soon!

GMS Calendar:

  • Jan. 6-7, 2016: Top 30 Whitetail Extravaganza, St. Charles, Mo
  • March 16-19, 2016: NADeFA Convention, Tulsa, Okla.
  • Aug. 17-20, 2016: TDA Convention, San Antonio

Mike Owens
President, GMS

To read more about GMS and its 10th Anniversary, click here.

About GMS:

GMS is a two-time winner of the Wildlife Industry Leadership & Development (W.I.L.D.) Awards for Most Innovative Technology. GMS software is considered by most industry experts to be the most user-friendly game management software on the market today. GMS helps hunting operations and land owners manage properties whose focus is on quality deer and game management (including deer farmers/breeders), organize and maintain all of the pertinent information needed to manage a successful ranch. Innovative and comprehensive, the GMS program allows users to begin quality deer management, track all aspects of a hunting property, develop plans to help maximize herd health, quantify herd ratios, compositions and age structures, develop a wildlife management plan, schedule hunts, record information in the field via Pocket PC technology and much more.

To learn more about GMS software, call 254.752.1608, email [email protected] or visit www.wildlifemanagementsoftware.com.