If you follow the QDMA, Growing Deer TV or visit Predator Xtreme’s website and magazine much, then you’ve read a lot about coyotes wreaking havoc on whitetail-deer fawns in the Southeast and elsewhere. The only true way to help offset this damage is to conduct a pinpoint-trapping program on your deer hunting land.
The only problem, trapping is not near as popular as it used to be and finding someone that knows how can be difficult and expensive. The next best solution is to learn it. Fortunately, the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) will now offer a predator management course to its already popular Deer Steward Program.
The three-day course will cover all aspects of a predator management campaign, including: pre-planning, making successful sets, laying out a property for a campaign, trap modifications, lures, baits and other attractants, and more. The instruction will include a mix of in-class and in-the-field studies. Clint Cary of Tactical Trapping Services will be the instructor for the course.
The cost is $500 for QDMA members, $550 for non-members, and $450 for QDMA Life or Sponsor members. The cost includes instruction, a course guide, three meals, a copy of Clint Cary’s predator management book, and a QDMA membership with the non-member price. Travel, lodging and breakfast are not included. The course has been approved for Society of American Forester (SAF) CFE credits. Visit QDMA for more info and to sign up.