Episode 407, Interview With Tony Smith of the Michigan QDMA State Council, How QDMA Works With The State, Deer Co-ops, CWD
Release Date: 03/27/2017
We interview Tony Smith sitting council member of Michigan QDMA and cover a host of topics concerning QDMA and Michigan deer.
- What does QDMA of Michigan do for our deer?
- Advise Michigan DNR on the Michigan deer herd
- Active with Congressional Sportsman Caucus
- QDMA's position on Mandatory Antler Point Restrictions
- R3 survey taken in Michigan
- DNR may have to fund department with things with other than hunter dollars due to fall off of hunting license sold and participation
How to get a deer coop going
- Social Media pages help a lot!
- Dedication is a must
- Look for resources in your area to rely on
- Get educated
- Getting local DNR biologist involved and law enforcement
- Get involved in your local QDMA branch
- What workshops have to offer
Guest Question: With APR's would it change how the DNR works the doe permits?
- APR's manage the buck population
- Antlerless permits manage the overall deer population
It doesn't take a lot of land to start a coop
- Why should a small land owner join a coop?
- Great story about small land owner
- Sharing with others
How is CWD affecting the Michigan deer herd
- Newest Michigan CWD case
- It's here to stay but how do we maintain it?
- Keep populations in check
- Get your deer checked
- Mandatory deer checks
What's the single best thing a hunter can do to make an impact on their local herd?
- Join QDMA or National Deer Alliance
- Be open minded
- Get educated