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    1996 Michigan QDMA
    Quality Deer Management Association

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    The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is a non-profit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to ensuring a sustainable future for white-tailed deer and white-tailed deer hunting. Our mission is to promote ethical hunting, sound deer management and positive relationships among hunters, non-hunters, landowners and biologists through education. Membership in the QDMA is open to anyone with an interest in the wise management of white-tailed deer. The QDMA currently has members in more than 40 states and four foreign countries including the largest number of deer management professionals of any organization dedicated to the white-tailed deer.

    The QDMA was founded in 1988 due to a concern by many landowners, hunters and biologists about the future of deer management and deer hunting. Across much of the white-tail's range, increasing deer populations and decades of over-harvesting of young bucks had resulted in large deer herds with heavily skewed adult sex ratios favoring females and very young buck structures. Increasing deer/vehicle collisions and damage by deer to crops, timber and the environment were also serious concerns. This revolution came with the introduction of Quality Deer Management and this "movement" is sweeping the country!

    Quality Deer Management typically involves restricting the harvest of young bucks, increasing the harvest of female deer, improving deer herd nutrition, maintaining accurate records and enhancing hunting experiences. A hunter's involvement in QDM extends his or her roll from a mere consumer to that of a manager. The Code of Conduct was developed by the QDMA to help enhance the public image of deer hunters and deer hunting. Click here to review Code!!!
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    Michigan Residents and Hunters click here to receive free color brochure on QDMA!!

    Non-residents click here to receive free color brochure on QDMA!!

    Michigan QDMA Hot Topics & Events

    ballmv Click here for links to publications/articles/surveys by Mid-Michigan Branch Quality Deer Management Association including "An Explanation of Quality Deer Management", "QDM A Personal Experience", "QDM Keep Your Standards High", "The Quality Land Quality Deer Connection", "Is Protecting Spikes Unnecessary In The U.P.? Well Yes; But Not Exactly", and other links of interest.


    Mid-Michigan Branch QDMA Officers & Directors Quality Deer Management Association
    • Ed Spinazzola, President, 24150 31 Mile Rd, Ray Township, MI 48096; 810-784-8090 or 810-739-8770
    • Frank Myers, Vice-President, 9231 E. Mannsiding Rd, Clare, MI 48617; 517-386-9194
    • Phil Andres, Treasurer, 24348 Kings Pointe, Novi, MI 48375-2710; 248-348-9317
    • Boyd Wiltse, Secretary, 10365 Winding Valley Rd, Brighton, MI 48116; 810-231-9560; E-mail Address:
    • Directors: Bob Jacobson, Ted Novak, Perry Russo, Bill Sclesky, Marc Yenkel
    • Brian Murphy, Executive Director, QDMA Georgia Office, P.O.Box 227, Watkinsville, Georgia 30677; 800-209-3337; E-mail Address:
    • Harley Sampson, Midwest Regional Director, P.O. Box 892, West Salem, WI 54669; 608-786-3877 ; E-mail Address:
    • Executive Board Chairman - Mike Grandey
    • Executive Board Members - Mike Grandey, Dr. Dave Guynn, Joe Hamilton, Robert Manning, Jimmy Bullock
    • Anne Kosvanec, QDMA Georgia Office Manager, QDMA, P.O.Box 227, Watkinsville, Georgia 30677; 800-209-3337; E-mail Address:
    Thumb Area Branch Officers & Directors
    • Perry Russo, President, 5178 Bronco Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346; 248-620-1923 (H) or 248-852-0400 (W), E-mail Address:
    • Lee Brooks, Vice-President, 1180 W. Swaffer Rd., Box 282, Mayville, MI 48744, 517-843-6323
    • Paul Plantinga, Treasurer, 20707 Shady Lane, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080, 313-493-2536
    • Bob Swendson, Secretary, 5011 Paula, Clarkston, MI 48346, 248-625-1294
    • Directors: Greg Andreski, Joseph Jaskowski, Dean Rothgeg, David Steenhuizen and John H. Williams


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    Page Updated: 21 June 99
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