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Quality Deer Management Association

Minutes of April 10, 1999 Meeting, 12 noon at Jay's Sporting Goods

 

Meeting called to order by President Ed Spinazzola. Board members present: Ed Spinazzola, Phil Andres, Bob Jacobson, Bill Sclesky and Boyd Wiltse. General membership and guest attendees: Lee Brooks, Joey Burk, Rian Andres, Jason Cline, Brian Courser, Norm Engel, Chad Huber, Randy Hebden, Sheila Jacobson, Chris Jones, Chuck Jones, Jim Newman, Bruce Patterson, Brian Reisner, Derek Sclesky, Rick Sullivan, Al Urban, Annette Williams and John H. Williams.

It was unanimously agreed that we would not charge a Seminar entrance fee, however, donations will be encouraged to help cover some of the expenses.

Boyd also pointed out that Perry Russo has a QDM workshop scheduled for May 22 in Sandusky, and plans on scheduling additional summer QDM workshops in Ubly and Caro.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Natural Resources Commission hereby calls upon the Michigan Legislature to ban statewide supplemental feeding of wild free-ranging white-tailed deer and elk for the good of the natural environment, the deer and elk resources, the livestock industry, and the people of the State of Michigan.

Branch motion carried unanimously.

As Ed says, let's keep the fun in hunting and deer management!

The meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.