20090331_QDMAlogoBogart, Ga. – The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a framework for cooperation between the DNRE and QDMA.

Rebecca Humphries, Director of DNRE, Russ Mason, DNRE Wildlife Division Chief, and Leon Hank, Michigan QDMA State Chapter president, signed the document that had previously been signed by Brian Murphy, CEO of QDMA. The agreement provides the framework for jointly planning and accomplishing mutually beneficial projects and activities that maintain and enhance Michigan’s wildlife resources.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) calls for cooperation between the DNRE and QDMA on the development and execution of projects and research efforts, wise management of Michigan’s deer herd, dissemination of information concerning management of white-tailed deer and other natural resources, and collaboration on public and private landowner assistance programs.

Many contributed to the ultimate signing of the MOU, including Mike McGuire, Boyd Wiltse, and Leon Hank from the QDMA Michigan State Chapter, as well as Russ Mason and John Niewoonder of the DNRE.

“I commend the Michigan State Chapter for their efforts in bringing this MOU to fruition,” said Kip Adams, QDMA’s northern Director of Education and Outreach. “QDMA has a longstanding working relationship with the DNRE and I look forward to continuing that with the signing of this important document,” continued Adams.

About QDMA
Founded in 1988, QDMA is a national nonprofit wildlife conservation organization with more than 50,000 members in all 50 states and Canada, and several foreign countries. Membership in QDMA is open to anyone interested in better deer and better deer hunting, and committed to ethical hunting, sound deer management and the preservation of the deer-hunting heritage. To learn more about QDMA and why it is the future of deer hunting, call (800) 209-3337 or visit www.QDMA.com.

QDMA…The Future of Deer Hunting

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